Changes in the new tax year regarding winding up

Many companies deliberate over whether and/or when to wind up their company when there is a desire to distribute its value. This decision may become a whole lot easier for companies to make further to the Draft Finance Bill 2016 … Continue reading

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No Fault Divorce Bill

On 13 October 2015 the Conservative MP for South Norfolk Mr. Richard Bacon introduced a new bill in Parliament calling for an amendment to divorce legislation to allow ‘no fault divorces’ where couples agree and sign a declaration that their marriage … Continue reading

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Key elements of a Franchise Agreement

The franchise industry is a booming one, worth over £10 billion. It offers a fantastic revenue and business model for franchisors and franchisees alike, with each benefitting from the others’ success. However, in order for the business venture to thrive … Continue reading

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We wish you a Merry “Swiftmas”

After Trade Marking “sick beat” earlier this year, Taylor Swift has now made a bid to Trade Mark “Swiftmas” and the stylised form of “1989” on her album cover in the United States. The singer has previously been successful in … Continue reading

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The consideration of Intellectual Property in insolvency

Where a company is experiencing extreme financial difficulties it is well known that such a company can be cash-flow insolvent, (i.e. they cannot pay their debts as they fall due), or balance sheet insolvent (the company’s liabilities outweigh their assets). It … Continue reading

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