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Pauline Rigby

About Pauline Rigby

Pauline Rigby is Head of the Corporate and Restructuring team at Forbes Solicitors. Pauline’s blogs cover a wide range of corporate issues, specifically areas including company formation, banking, joint ventures and shareholder matters, contractual matters and equity fundraising or investing.

No Right, No Way: Taxpayers Remain Mindful!

An unsurprising revision has recently passed through the Upper Tribunal, in the case of McQuillan v HMRC. The First-Tier had decided in favour of the McQuillans, in relation to their attempts to claim for entrepreneur’s relief when selling ordinary voting … Read more

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What’s in a Name? – Millen Loses Millions

From the humble beginnings of a £100 loan, to a business sale of £95 million; it seemed like Karen Millen’s success story had already reached the part where they all lived “happily ever after”.  The latest chapter however reveals that … Read more

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Financial investment – securing the growth that your business needs

A common dilemma that is faced by both emerging and well-established businesses relates to expansion and maximising their growth within and beyond their relevant market. It is widely speculated that 2017 will be characterised by apprehension and uncertainty within the … Read more

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Mulberry Bags a Profit Following Online Sales Boost

Somerset based Mulberry have recorded a soar in profits following a boost in online sales.  Further growth is also anticipated following investment in new products and a new collection from their newly appointed creative director, Johnny Coca.

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Is There More To The BHS Administration?

It is been reported today that more than £25 million has been paid out from BHS to its owner, Retail Acquisitions, in the 13 months between the Department store’s sale and its collapse into Administration.

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Tesco Tells Its Croissants To “Straighten Up”

In the current climate of worldwide economic uncertainty a trawl through the business news can make for some gloomy reading, whether it be via the stuttering Chinese economy or the potential fallout of Britain’s in/out referendum.   The much publicised announcement … Read more

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Acquisitions land a checkmate for Chess Telecom

A recent spate of acquisitions by north-west based Chess Telecom had produced an impressive leap in turnover, with growth of 33% to £74m reported in its latest set of financial results. The figures are indicative of the rapid rewards obtainable … Read more

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“Not just a new contract” as Park Cakes boost turnover with M&S deal

A north-west bakery is reaping the benefits of a bumper new contract to provide Marks and Spencer’s own brand cakes, demonstrating how securing just one deal can transform a company’s prospects. Park Cake Bakeries, which specialises in the production of … Read more

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New Pre Pack Pool Aims to Cleanse the Muddy Waters of Pre-packaged Insolvency

Introduction Following a review in 2014 which highlighted the need for greater transparency for creditors caught up in pre pack sales, a revised version of the Statement of Insolvency Practice (SIP 16) came into effect on the 1 November 2015.  … Read more

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Drunk on Power? The “Megabrew” Merger and Competition Law

SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer and makers of numerous well-known brands including Peroni and Fosters, has agreed in principle to the key terms of a £68bn takeover deal by its foremost competitor – the largest brewing company in the … Read more

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