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Category Archives: Business Law

Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial department – discusses Bad Cases

As a commercial lawyer, cases sometimes come along that make you raise an eyebrow or even just sigh, as you realise a judge (quite unnecessarily) has just made your life more difficult. Often this happens when the court is seeking …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate department – examines recent developments in M&A activity in the North West leisure and hospitality sector.

After a number of seismic events across the political world, it is still very early to see what impact they have had on the regional hospitality/ leisure market and accompanying deal flow.  Over the next couple of years we will …

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Davis Blank Furniss Increases Corporate Law Services at Glossop Office

Davis Blank Furniss is enhancing its corporate law services to local businesses in the Glossop and High Peak areas following the deployment of two of its key partners from the firm’s Manchester HQ to its Ellison Street office each week. …

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Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Zero Dividends

Shares which do not carry a dividend are not ordinary shares for the purposes of Entrepreneurs’ Relief says the First Tier Tribunal M McQuillan and E McQuillan v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 305 On the sale of a trading business, in …

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Jessica Greenhalgh – solicitor in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Data Security

Data security has hit the headlines this month as it was revealed that the ‘internet giant’ Yahoo! was the victim of a cyber-hack in 2014.  An estimated 500 million accounts are thought to have been compromised, 8 million of which …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Corporate Re-organisations – Stamp Duty Changes

From a historical perspective, Section 77 Finance Act 1986 has been a key tool regarding relief from Stamp Duty on share for share exchanges.  The key conditions are detailed at Section 77(3) and include the following: The relevant transfer of …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate/Commercial team – discusses Copyright Ownership

Remember that you do not automatically own copyright in material that is created for your business unless the creator is your employee doing so as part of their employment. This means that the right to reproduce and freely make use …

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Andy McNish – partner in our Corporate and Commercial department – on PSC Registers

From 6th April 2016, UK corporate bodies (including limited companies and limited liability partnerships) are obliged to create, maintain and keep available for inspection a Register of People with Significant Control (PSC Register). The PSC Register must set-out people who …

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Sonio Singh – partner in our Corporate & Healthcare team – reviews recent trends in the Pharmacy Market.

Market Trends Whilst the North West transactional market continues to show impressive signs of recovery, the healthcare sector has also benefited from both increased consumer confidence and an appetite for growth.  One of the most buoyant healthcare sub-sectors is pharmacies. …

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Corporate and Commercial Newsletter – March 2016

Welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  The focus this time is on our Corporate and Commercial department.  In this issue we talk about the launch of our new Business Advice Centre, a Change of Control clause …

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