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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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PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

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IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016, with further changes coming into force in April 2017.  Some of the key changes which took effect in November 2016 are as follows: The Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold for...

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ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME RELIEF REQUIREMENTS

The case of Abingdon Health Limited v HMRC involved the First-tier Tribunal considering the requirements for qualifying for relief under the enterprise investment scheme (EIS).   EIS is essentially in place to encourage investment in smaller or high risk companies by...

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Recent Publications

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...

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...

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...