Cross-Border Agreements

The business world is full of agreements between businesses and individuals. Whilst oral agreements can be used, most businesses will use formal written contracts when engaging in business operations. Written contracts provide surety in the form of a legal document stating the expectations of both parties and how negative situations will be resolved. When used…

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Getting Started Do your research and approach only reputable business transfer agents You may be asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.  We recommend that you take legal advice before doing so You will need to view the target business and this is a great opportunity to gain as much background information and understanding about the…

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In our experience many directors can often be haplessly unaware of the obligations they owe to their companies and although the new Companies Act 2006 goes some way in providing a comprehensive list of the duties of a  director, it is still incomplete.  We have compiled the below a guide of the main duties any…

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If you are Oil Tycoon Michael Prest, then the above is not in fact the case. In a recent case Seven Supreme Court Justices unanimously allowed his wife’s appeal resulting in property assets being transferred from companies wholly owned by Mr Prest to his wife in order to partially satisfy a £17.5 Million matrimonial order…

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Hallmark Solicitors are excited to inform our clients and contacts of recent developments in the Franchising Sector. Both Natwest & Lloyds TSB have launched a new £100 million investment fund to help new franchises. This new fund is expected to create up to 1,800 new franchise businesses and 24,000 new jobs in the UK. This…

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On Thursday the 9th June 2011 when as part of Business Week 2011, we will be presenting a seminar: Exploring Business Growth Through Franchising from 2.00 and 4.30 followed by networking and refreshments. Many businesses have found that the effective and well managed use of resources of motivated franchisees combined with their own know-how, systems…

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Exploring Business Growth Through Franchising Seminar Date: 9th June 2011 Time: 2.00 – 4.30 pm followed by light refreshments and networking Venue: Hallmark Solicitors, 158/159 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NQ One of the UK’s most respected franchise consultants, Tony Urwin, Regional Director and Senior Consultant at the Franchise Development Services is our guest speaker. He…

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The Legal Services Board has today said that it would no longer seek to prescribe precise measures meaning that law firms and others would have to achieve greater transparency over referral arrangements by posting details on their websites. Crucially, and after a lengthy investigation by the Legal Service Boards “Legal Services Consumer Panel”, it was…

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