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

Shop leases – what’s on the legal shopping list?

05/10/2015

Solicitors for a shop lease We regularly advise on leases for shop premises. This may include advising landlord or tenant, drafting of the commercial shop lease, advising on it, or legal advice on selling/transferring the shop lease or sub-letting. In addition, we advise on termination of shop premises leases or disputes between landlords and tenants. 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

Sanctions, embargoes, and restrictions: Part I

30/09/2015

D Rosen We live in a very dangerous world, where chaos and destruction bring misery and decay to millions of people. Within a country’s armoury, there exist tools other than military action, to express repugnance and abject disagreement to the way things are done in certain countries or areas, by individuals, businesses, and other associations. READ MORE

Vishing

01/07/2015

Fishing? No. Not a Yiddish or German or Austrian mispronunciation of ‘fishing’, but rather, a fraud and a scam by way of a cold call to fool you into parting with details about your bank account, and passwords so that they can gain access to your online banking and extract what they can from you. READ MORE

Film fraud, tax avoidance, footballers, and retrospective legislation

15/05/2015

D Rosen 1. Tax relief to investors in the British film industry: Some years ago, the Treasury opted to attract investors into the British film industry by offering tax relief to offset losses by investors against other tax liabilities. Such tax schemes also attracted a number of opportunists to exploit such tax advantages by appearing READ MORE

Sham Marriages

28/04/2015

D Rosen What is a sham marriage? A sham marriage, or a paper marriage, or a marriage of convenience, is when two people give the impression they want to live permanently together in a marriage or civil partnership, when this is not true. They are not in a real relationship. The apparent relationship can be READ MORE

Going home empty-handed – The pitfalls of departing from LLP’s without an LLP Agreement

30/03/2015

It is a surprising legal lacuna that current legislation provides little guidance for a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) member or partner wishing to leave their LLP when no LLP agreement is in place. While a range of options still exist for this situation, many of them depend on the co-operation of the remaining LLP member(s), READ MORE

Top tips for tackling the tough divorce process

25/03/2015

Whilst it is hoped that married couples may divorce amicably, in practice, it can be far from a friendly split. In my experience, being a divorce lawyer is not simply knowing the law; it’s also knowing and understanding clients and the emotional turbulence that invariably interferes with the divorce process. I frequently remind my clients READ MORE