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March

Legal Article

Contractual rights enforceability

18/03/21

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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February

Legal Article

Death of a shareholder: what happens to the shares?

19/02/21

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:…

Legal Article

National Apprenticeship Week

10/02/21

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…

Legal Article

Are you aware of the possible legal repercussions of paying unlawful dividends?

02/02/21

What is a legal dividend? Paying a dividend is the usual way for a company to distribute a share of its profits among the shareholders. Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006 establishes what profits are available for distribution by dividend, and what accounts are required in order to justify a dividend…

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January

Legal Article

The Rescue Options if your Company is Facing Failure

15/01/21

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…

Legal Article

WOW! - Are you exercising independent judgment?

04/01/21

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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