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Ways to Fund Litigation

Directors Legal Briefs

Ways to Fund Litigation

1. Private fee paying Historically, this is the way that most cases have been funded.  In this case, the client pays their solicitor’s charges whether they win the case or not.  Charges are usually calculated on either an hourly rate basis or on a fixed fee basis for different parts of the case and the…

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Benefits of an Annual Legal Advise Service

It’s increasingly the case that established businesses with a regular need for legal services are looking to create greater certainty with their legal spend by negotiating retained fee agreements with law firms.  However one of the major points of resistance for business owners to get in touch with lawyers is the concern that every touchpoint…

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7 Considerations to Resolving Tax & Commercial Disputes

Introduction Disputes in the course of conducting business whether in the UK or abroad can arise for a variety of reasons. The most common anatomy of a tax or other variant of commercial disputes and disputes in general is the parties’ inability to see matters from the perspective of the other, which often leads to…

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When is ‘free’ not free for the purpose of VAT?

Marks & Spencer PLC v. The Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs   Introduction We’re all familiar with special offers, often seen whilst out shopping.  Buy a sandwich and some crisps at lunchtime and a get a drink included in the price, buy one get one free, and so on … There are many cases…

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Recovery of Commercial Debt: Make ‘em Pay!

IT IMPERATIVE THAT BUSINESSES KEEP CLOSE EYE ON THE POSITION OF THE BAD DEBT ALL YEAR ROUND, NOT JUST AT THE YEAR END, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE HOW TO HANDLE IT.  IN THIS ARTICLE, UCHE AKALI OF HALLMARK SOLICITORS EXAMINES HOW BUSINESSES CAN RECOVER THEIR DEBTS TO AVOID UNNECESSARY WRITE OFFS AND IN THE PROCESS…

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Sole Representative Visas – A Guide

For overseas businesses looking to send employees to the UK, there are many visa options to consider. The Sole Representative Visa permits companies to send a single employee to the UK to set up a branch or subsidiary.   There are many advantages to the Sole Representative Visa making it a desirable entry route, but…

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Business Acquisition Guide

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…

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Business Transfer Checklist

We have produced in this Brief a Business Sale Checklist providing prospective sellers and purchasers a checklist of documents that will be needed to make the whole process that bit much smoother and less time-consuming. Whilst it would not be possible to produce an exhaustive checklist of each individual transaction, it is hoped that being…

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Directors Responsibilities

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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