Absent freeholder – legal problems and solutions

05/10/2015

Absent freeholders or landlords Although it has to be said there are some benefits to having an absentee freeholder when you are the leaseholder of a property, such as the quiet enjoyment of the property without the interference or even unreasonable demands of the landlord or the foregoing of hefty service charges, when it comes READ MORE

Share Purchase Agreements

05/10/2015

Solicitors for a share purchase agreement Share purchase agreements are often complex documents which can become lengthy and create significant delay, friction and cost if not dealt with by experienced, business minded and practical solicitors for both buyer and seller. Ultimately, good solicitors must understand that the cost of advice and risk assessment must be READ MORE

Legal advice on directors loans

05/10/2015

Directors loans – are they legal? A directors loan is where a company director takes money out of the company which does not take the form of a salary or a dividend. Additionally, the money you have taken out is greater than any other payments you have made into the account. If this account is READ MORE

Section 21 Notice Changes Pursuant To The Deregulation Act 2015

01/10/2015

As of 1 October 2015, the provisions regarding Section 21 Notices pursuant to the Deregulation Act 2015 come into force. Please note that these provisions will only apply to new assured shorthold tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015. This will then be extended to apply to all assured shorthold tenancies in existence as READ MORE

Darlingtons team to take part in London Legal Walk

12/03/2015

If you happen to see a bunch of strange people in suits doing laps walking around Edgware or the local area in the next few weeks, don’t panic, it’s likely to be the Darlingtons “walkers” practising and limbering up for the 10k London Legal Walk charity event on Monday 18th May 2015. We’re proud to READ MORE

Inspiring the next generation of lawyers

29/01/2015

We were delighted to be invited to Canon’s High School Careers fair last night – a great turn out from lots of others businesses and employers of all types in all sectors, and to be able to meet with young people looking to their futures and what career path they may follow. Judging by the READ MORE

Our 15th anniversary celebrations – photos

28/05/2014

We recently had a fun and fantastic event at the Village Hotel in Elstree – below are some of the photos, more to follow. A great time was had by all, as the photos show !     READ MORE

Selling a business – how does TUPE impact things ?

20/03/2014

One of the considerations for the sale of a business, be it a share sale or an asset sale, is to determine firstly whether TUPE applies, and then how that will affect the sale and pre-completion obligations. TUPE and asset sales Generally speaking, TUPE will only apply to asset sales; however, it is not always READ MORE

Social media risks – solicitors not immune

12/03/2014

One of the biggest problems with social media is that, after expressing a controversial opinion or making a mistake, the consequences are very difficult to predict. Once the “post” button has been hit, there can be no guarantees what will happen next. Rapidly deleting or amending the offending tweet or post may not limit the READ MORE

Family disputes where there is no lasting power of attorney

09/03/2014

Planning for the future is important in all aspects of life, but perhaps none more so than when getting older. With an ageing population, mental impairment and capacity issues are becoming ever more common. There are 2 ways to deal with this issue. The first and preferred method is for a person who is ageing READ MORE