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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rebecca Taylor – Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department – discusses winding up petitions and statutory demands

Is the debtor company unable to pay it’s debts? When presenting a winding up petition, the most common ground relied upon by creditors is that the debtor company is unable to pay its debts. A debtor company is considered to be unable to pay its debts where: A creditor has served a statutory demand for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial team – discusses Share Purchase Consideration Adjustments – ways to ensure you get what you pay for

Consideration can take various forms and can be given in a variety of ways.  Sellers will want to ensure they get a fair price for the company they are selling (the “target”) and buyers will want to ensure that the target is worth every penny. The following mechanisms are regularly used to ensure just that:... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – discusses whether Chinese Investors Should Continue to Invest in UK Property

Chinese property investors are a key player in the Manchester property market. They now find themselves, as do most UK businesses, at a crossroads: what to do about Brexit? The fact, which is seen to most betray the economic injuries already caused to the UK by the looming possibility of Brexit, is the decrease in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Think Twice! Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client department – discusses gifting your property

I get a lot of calls from clients who have it on good authority (bloke down the pub / lady in the paper shop) that signing over their house to their children is a sure-fire way of avoiding paying for care fees. They typically want to come in to see me with a view to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – explains why Manchester property developers and investors can take confidence despite the possibility of Brexit

As no-one in the business community needs to be reminded, it is an economic fact that the UK’s current status as a member of the EU means that it is a part of the world’s wealthiest international free market. This serves as a huge benefit to the UK’s economy. However, neither does anyone need to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Andy McNish – Partner in our Corporate & Commercial department – discusses Brexit and the Impact on Commercial Agreements

As most of us look on at the slow-motion Parliamentary train wreck surrounding Brexit, and the next cliff edge date rushes to meet us, I thought that I’d remind you of things you may need to look at in your commercial agreements if we do leave the EU on 31st October, or shortly afterwards. Broadly... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Partner and Head of Employment Law – discusses the new EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for Employers and European Citizen Employees

European citizens have been able to come to the UK and work without restrictions or requiring any specific permits or visas.  In fact the UK economy has relied on European migrant workers to fill skills shortages especially in industries such as tourism. However, employers should be aware that this is changing so that European Citizens... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paradise Lost? Wednesday Jones – Probate Practitioner in our Private Client Department – discusses lost Wills.

So, a relative dies who you know for certain wrote a Will. But – you can’t find it. You’ve looked everywhere without success. All you have is a photocopy; will that do? When a person dies, their Will is ‘proved’ at the Probate Registry – this means it is deemed to be an original and... Read the rest of this entry →

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5 Key Points in the History of Manchester

We previously looked at some of Manchester’s lesser known history facts, including the splitting of the atom happening there for the first time, and Rolls & Royce meeting at the Midland Hotel. But what about Manchester’s most significant points in time? We look back at five of the most important times and events to hit... Read the rest of this entry →

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