Category Archives: Corporate & Restructuring

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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Preparing for GDPR

Preparing for GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to enter into force on 25 May 2018 is set to bring in a number of changes to the current data protection regime as set out in the Data Protection … Read more

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Fail to File… Fine? – Changes to Partnership Penalties

Until recently, it was simply to be expected that partners who failed to produce a partnership return in time to HMRC would face a fine. However, the First-tier Tribunal has now reduced penalties for a case where the same information … Read more

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Register Remedy – The Court and the Companies Act

The High Court has recently passed a rare order, rectifying a company’s register of members under section 125 of the Companies Act 2006 – before grant of probate was attained.

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Throwing the Book – the Charity Commission wheels out its regulatory arsenal

On Friday, the Charity Commission published its Inquiry Report following lengthy engagement with an educational charity governed by trust deed. The principal activity of the Rabia Educational Trust is the operation of an independent school and its charitable objects are “to advance the … Read more

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Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

Through last week’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as … Read more

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Spice Up Your Trade Mark! – The Beckham Brand Keeps Growing

It has recently emerged that Victoria Beckham has registered her five year old daughter Harper’s name as a trademark in the UK and Europe, along with the names of her three sons. This move has attracted both criticism and comment … Read more

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GDPR Countdown

With just over a year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force you may have started to think about how this impacts your business. A risk based approach is becoming more important because not only … Read more

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Following In Jimmy’s Choos: The Rise Of Virtual General Meetings

The growing opinion of shareholders and directors alike is that attendance of annual general meetings, and overall participation in such meetings, is on the decrease. However, there may be a solution on the horizon. Last year, Jimmy Choo PLC held … 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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