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Shareholders’ Agreements – a short guide

What is a Shareholders' Agreement? It is common for shareholders of a company to enter into a written agreement with one another which will govern how they will behave in relation to their company. This is known as a Shareholders’ Agreement. The company itself may or...

‘No Jab, No Job?’ – What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for employers?

As of writing, over 10 million people in the UK have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  For some, this shows that some sense of normality may return to the workplace in the not-too-distant future. But can an employer require his employees to be...

Shareholder decision-making

The day-to-day management of a company is typically carried out by the appointed directors.  These individuals exercise all powers of the company and make decisions at meetings of the board of the directors.  Shareholders do not necessarily have any direct...

Families have overpaid £1.2 Billion in Inheritance tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of someone who’s died. Married couples can, with proper planning, pass on up to £1m tax free, but many with personal wealth above this amount are voluntarily paying over the odds by failing...

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Shareholders’ Agreements – a short guide

What is a Shareholders' Agreement? It is common for shareholders of a company to enter into a written agreement with one another which will govern how they will behave in relation to their company. This is known as a Shareholders’ Agreement. The company itself may or...

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Shareholder decision-making

The day-to-day management of a company is typically carried out by the appointed directors.  These individuals exercise all powers of the company and make decisions at meetings of the board of the directors.  Shareholders do not necessarily have any direct...

read more

Digital Assets

What happens to my iTunes account when I die? Today’s world is a world that is very much reliant on technology.  Technology and online accounts are fantastic all the time you can access it/them but imagine for a moment what would happen if you were to pass away …...

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Test Case for Business Interruption Insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has succeeded in its appeal to the Supreme Court in its test case seeking urgent clarity as to the requirement of insurance companies to pay policyholders for business interruption (BI) losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Can I leave my estate to anyone I wish?

It used to be a principle of UK law that we were free to leave our estates on our deaths to anyone we chose. However, legislation passed in 1975 changed things dramatically. Now an individual can claim that a deceased’s will, or failure to make a Will meaning the...

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How to witness a will by video

The government has announced legislation reforms, albeit temporary, to allow for wills to be witnessed and executed via video link software, such as Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp etc.  The Current Law Currently, the law in England & Wales states that a will is...

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Trademarks: UK and EU Trademarks from January 2021

For those individuals and companies that have registered trademarks, either in the UK or EU, there may be some concern about the effect of those trademarks. Will a trademark registered in the EU lose its benefits and still be enforceable in the UK, following the...

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Shareholder decision-making

The day-to-day management of a company is typically carried out by the appointed directors.  These individuals exercise all powers of the company and make decisions at meetings of the board of the directors.  Shareholders do not necessarily have any direct...

Digital Assets

What happens to my iTunes account when I die? Today’s world is a world that is very much reliant on technology.  Technology and online accounts are fantastic all the time you can access it/them but imagine for a moment what would happen if you were to pass away …...

Can I leave my estate to anyone I wish?

It used to be a principle of UK law that we were free to leave our estates on our deaths to anyone we chose. However, legislation passed in 1975 changed things dramatically. Now an individual can claim that a deceased’s will, or failure to make a Will meaning the...

How to witness a will by video

The government has announced legislation reforms, albeit temporary, to allow for wills to be witnessed and executed via video link software, such as Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp etc.  The Current Law Currently, the law in England & Wales states that a will is...