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Spring clean your business

07 May 2021

Properly preparing your business for sale takes time, which means you need to start planning for a sale well in advance. However, you never know when an offer might come along that is too good to pass up - would your company be in a position to be sold at short notice? If not, this is the best time…

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Pre-pack Sales to Connected Parties - The New Evaluator Process

16 Apr 2021

As of 30 April 2021, an administrator will not be able to make a 'Substantial Disposal' to a 'Connected Person' within the first eight weeks of the administration, unless they have obtained either: · An independent written opinion (positive or negative) ·…

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Contractual rights enforceability

18 Mar 2021

Where a contract contains a specific timeframe for completion of a particular action, what is the position if such timeframe is missed? Does it matter if there were understandable reasons for missing the deadline? A recent Court of Appeal case makes it clear that the courts will be reluctant to…

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Death of a shareholder: what happens to the shares?

19 Feb 2021

When a shareholder of a company sadly passes away, many questions are brought up surrounding what happens to the deceased's assets. In this blog, we walk you through what useful steps can be used to transfer shares from the deceased shareholder. Relevant documents relating to the shares:…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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The Rescue Options if your Company is Facing Failure

15 Jan 2021

Following reports from The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) that 250,000 companies are at risk of closure in the next 12 months, Pauline Rigby, a partner and head of our Corporate team, looks at the restructuring options that can rescue businesses. Restructuring is often overlooked by…

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WOW! - Are you exercising independent judgment?

04 Jan 2021

Back in October, we highlighted the importance of directors being aware of their duties to the company and the risks that they take if they do not ( read our previous article here ). A recent case in the High Court has again emphasised the importance of a director's duties, specifically to…

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Private Equity - The benefit of this type of funding for private companies

30 Nov 2020

Private Equity (PE) is a form of alternative investment of capital into companies which do not trade on the public exchange. The funding comes from investors (high-net-worth individuals) and firms who invest directly into private companies or acquire control of public companies with the plan to take…

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