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Archive for December, 2015

Dec 15

It Wasn't in the Contract

A common problem in contract disputes is that matters that create disagreement are sometimes not referred to specifically in the contract. However, as well as the express terms of a...

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Dec 15

Tax Free Perks

The Government has continuously sought to limit the tax free perks that businesses can provide for their employees. However, there are some remaining. Here is an update on some of...

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Dec 15

Compensation for Loss of Light

Following a recent case in which a dispute regarding a property owner’s right to light was unexpectedly dealt with by the granting of an injunction against a developer, a more...

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Dec 15

Investing in Small Businesses and Start-Ups -The EIS and SEIS SChemes

  The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are popular vehicles for investment in small or start-up businesses.   Both are attractive because the tax advantages for 'qualifying...

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Dec 15

Enforcing Copyright – The Basics

Copyright is a right that exists as soon as you create the copyright material. You do not have to apply for it. There are some exceptions to copyright, but unless...

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Dec 15

Nuisance Calls and Texts Law

  Since 6 April 2015, changes to the law have given the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) enhanced powers to take action against companies making nuisance marketing calls and sending spam messages.   Previously,...

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Dec 15

Taking a Franchise – the Basics

There are many potential benefits of buying a franchise, such as having access to well-established business and accounting systems, centralised marketing and a proven business model. Being part of a...

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Dec 15

Franchising Your Business – the Basics

If you have been running a successful business for a period of time, you may be considering expansion. One of the options available is to start a franchise. When it...

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Dec 15

Financial Fraud – What Not to Do!

With recent surveys showing that instances of employee fraud are still on the increase, and HMRC showing regrettable lack of ability to safeguard personal data, eliminating poor security practices which make...

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Dec 15

Company Formation Checklist

You may have come across advertisements which make forming a company sound very easy, but before you go ahead there are some serious issues to think through. If you have...

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Dec 15

Consumer Protection Regulations – 2015

Businesses that deal with the public are reminded that legislation will come into effect soon to give consumers better protection under the law than they currently have. The Consumer Rights Act...

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Dec 15

Company Name Rules

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the Government or the Crown) and names will...

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Dec 15

Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated in England and Wales. Companies House...

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Dec 15

Bank Deposit Protection Rules for Businesses : Guide

The levels of protection available for different investments underwritten by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS protects the deposits of small companies, which are those which meet two of...

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Dec 15

Court Guidance on Shareholder Rights of Pre-Emption

Investors in private companies frequently agree not to dispose of their shares without making an offer of first refusal to their co-investors. In a guideline case, the Court of Appeal...

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Dec 15

Failed Will Dispute May Cost Woman Her Home

A woman who contested the will her father made shortly before he died has been left with a legal bill larger than her inheritance, after the High Court ruled that...

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Dec 15

Why You Should Beware Equity Release Plans

With life expectancy increasing, many elderly people find themselves struggling to pay for the care they need. In these circumstances, the temptation to take out an 'equity release' loan is...

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Dec 15

Divorce Arbitration and Mediation – Pros and Cons

One of the less well-known ways to deal with areas of dispute in a divorce is to arrange for them to be arbitrated. Arbitration involves the appointment of an arbitrator...

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Dec 15

Software Glitch May Affect Thousands of Divorces

A simple technical error in a form may mean that thousands of divorce settlements have been incorrectly calculated. It recently came to light that Form E, which is available on the...

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Dec 15

'Extraordinary' Means Extraordinary, Rules European Court

Long delays when travelling can prove annoying and expensive, which is why EU law sets a schedule of compensation payable to passengers in such circumstances. However, not all delays give grounds...

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Dec 15

Child Welfare Prevails in Overseas Relocation Dispute

The welfare of children is always of paramount importance in family cases and the Court of Appeal has emphasised the point in a case in which a mother sought to...

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Dec 15

Buyer Beware Principle Means Compensation Denied

'Buyer beware' is a legal concept with which purchasers of goods and property have had to contend for centuries. It applies to most transactions where specific protection for purchasers is...

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Dec 15

Parking Fine Judgment Opens Door for Penalty Clause Changes

The Supreme Court in the recent case of ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis has significantly departed from the previously well-established law relating to contractual penalty clauses. A penalty clause is a...

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Dec 15

Harrogate Law Firm Unveils Trusts Team

After eighteen months of recruitment, the Harrogate law firm Raworths has unveiled its team of Trusts, Wills and Estates lawyers headed by one of the most well-known trusts and succession...

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Dec 15

Charity Bequests Hit All-Time High

The amount of money left to charities in the wills of deceased people reached an all-time high in 2014, totalling more than £2.2 billion. An analysis of accounts filed at the...

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Dec 15

EIS and SEIS Investing in Small Businesses and Start-Ups

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are popular vehicles for investment in small or start-up businesses. Both are attractive because the tax advantages for 'qualifying...

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