Cheyney Goulding LLP Solicitors in Guildford
Solicitors
Decisive legal advice by your side

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...

Insights

Is it time to review your Will?

6 life events that should trigger a review of your Will. No matter how old you are, an up-to date, professionally prepared Will is extremely important. A Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes can be fulfilled, as a Will clarifies what happens to your assets...

read more

Passing off

Deliberate Confusion in respect of Goods or Services provided? Passing Off is commonly defined as “nobody has the right to represent his goods [or services] as the goods [or services] of somebody else”. It is often encountered in matters relating to title, name or...

read more

Articles of association, a short guide

Using a company to run a business is often the most advantageous structure to use when compared to the sole trader and partnership models.  It can provide tax benefits, help protect shareholders and directors from liability and offer a flexible format for...

read more

Increase in probate fees to begin in April 2019

The Government announced in 2018 plans to introduce a new six-band probate fee structure which is set to replace the existing flat fee of £215 (or £155 when paid through a solicitor) to take effect in April 2019. Probate fees are payable when the executors of an...

read more

Equine Industry Issues

The Equine industry is an area of numerous different relationships, for example between an employer/employee/working pupil/groom or a yard owner/horse owner or a seller/purchaser. Accordingly, there are stringent laws that apply in such different circumstances. The...

read more

GDPR

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

read more

Care required when purchasing a horse

Horses are classified as goods and when it comes to selling and purchasing them (when horses can range in price from thousands to hundreds of thousands and more), care must be taken in accurate advertisement and also asking the right questions when buying. It may seem...

read more

Recent Publications

Covid-19 cancellation and suspension of contracts

The World has changed. Worrying about Brexit and freedom of movement seems like a distant memory. The pubs were closed in Dublin on St. Patrick's day. There is no live sport anywhere in the world. Theaters, bars and restaurants are empty. New expressions have arrived...

Climate Change and Business

An evaluation of some challenges that climate-related risks will create for businesses and the officers controlling them. Climate change has become one of the leading socio-economic issues for businesses to consider moving into the new decade.  The increase in...

The Litigation Process

This article sets out a general overview of the litigation process in England and Wales under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), including steps to be taken before a claim is commenced. It does not cover every possible stage of the process, but highlights those which...

Asset protection Trusts

Can I protect my assets during my lifetime? We are all keen to protect our assets for our loved ones, during our lifetime AND after our death. We want to do the best for our spouse/partner and children. However, there are many questions that need addressing before the...