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The Consumer Credit Act 2006

July 7, 2015

Do you supply consumers with credit or credit hire? Do you make use of credit facilities and credit advertising? Have you entered into a consumer credit agreement in the UK? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you are affected by the Act. PLEASE READ ON FOR WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICAL TERMS. If you provide…

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Crossrail

July 7, 2015

A massive improvement to rail travel to London! A hugely positive impact on business within the commuter belt! A super quick commute! A much smoother ride! Worth the expense! Or, just a hugely expensive project that will make no real difference to commuters or to business in the UK?! Is it a total waste of…

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The Minority Shareholder Trap

June 16, 2015

You and your three friends start up a business. It takes off and, on the advice of your accountant, the four of you form a limited company. Each of you has 25% of the shares. You are a minority shareholder, but that doesn’t bother you. Why should it? The business has grown and is now…

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Hotel Sold for the Second Time

May 8, 2015

It is not often that you get the opportunity to act as Solicitor on the sale of a landmark Maidenhead Hotel and then get the opportunity act for the Buyer on a subsequent sale, but this is what has recently happened to Michael Stone of Colemans Solicitors LLP following the sale of The Walton Cottage…

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Kate Williams appointed Partner at Colemans

April 9, 2015

Established Maidenhead firm, Colemans Solicitors LLP, are pleased to announce that Kate Williams was appointed a Partner of the firm with effect from 1st April 2015. Kate began her legal career at Colemans in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and after qualifying as a solicitor in October 2009 she joined the firm’s litigation department and…

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Changes to Employment Law – 2014

September 3, 2014

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure that their policies and procedures comply by the implementation dates. The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 were an exception to this rule, as…

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Court Underlines Duty of Candour in Contract Negotiations

September 3, 2014

A lack of candour in contractual negotiations can lead to grave financial consequences, as was shown when an event management company that lost its only customer four months after signing a new five-year deal won the right to substantial damages. Company A had for 30 years provided management services to company B in respect of…

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Deadlock Forces Sale When Family Inherits Business

September 3, 2014

When a family business is handed down and ownership is split between two or more members of the next generation, the result can all too often be discord. Normally, this can be resolved by one party buying out the other, but when this does not occur, the result can be a disaster, as a recent…

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Director Counts Cost of Preferential Payments

September 3, 2014

Company directors should know that as well as their duties to shareholders, they also have a duty under both common and statute law to protect the interests of creditors. When this duty is not adhered to, the consequences can be severe, as a recent case illustrates. The director concerned was a director of a group…

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Ex-Couple’s Trade Mark War Ends in Stalemate

September 3, 2014

Mixing business and personal relationships can produce additional complications if a break-up occurs, as evidenced by the stalemate reached by a warring former couple who are at loggerheads over the future of their deadlocked business and its intellectual property (IP) rights. The ex-couple were partners in business and in life for 26 years and ran…

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