Separation planning: preparing to sell a part of your business

By Brigitta Naunton What is a divestiture? Also known as a “carve out”, a divestiture is a disposal of a part of the business (e.g. redundant assets or a business unit) or a subsidiary to a third party buyer. Why divest? There are lots of reasons why businesses do divestments. It may be part of […]

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Help! I’ve just received a Subject Access Request!

What is a Subject Access Request (SAR)? The GDPR provides a right for data subjects to request confirmation from a controller as to whether or not their personal data is being processed by that controller and if it is processed, they have a right to be provided with certain information. The jargon A controller is […]

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What is a playbook and how can it help you?

19th November 2018 Brigitta Naunton   What is a playbook? A playbook is an internal know how manual which sets out how a business standardises its various processes. How can a playbook help me in my business? It can assist and streamline commercial negotiations A playbook is a great way to document legal issues that […]

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Cohabiting Couples – Myths and Risks

Millions of cohabiting couples within the UK are unaware of the severe financial risk, if their relationship were to break down, as a result of the current legal system and laws. The number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled since 1996 and we now see approximately 3.3 million couples cohabiting in the […]

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Landmark Ruling on Bereavement Damages

A woman from Chorley, Lancashire has won her battle for better rights for unmarried/cohabiting people who lose their partners. Ms Jakki Smith lost her long term partner of 16 years in 2011 after medics missed an infection. A fixed sum is paid out to the partner if a person dies as a result of negligence […]

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Stamp Duty Abolition

Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for all first-time buyers purchasing a property for up to £300,000. This has come into immediate effect. The change in stamp duty will apply in England and Northern Ireland. It will apply in Wales only until the end of March however it will have no impact on Scotland. […]

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Brexit Negotiations

The fifth round of Article 50 negotiations took place between the 9th and 12th October. Following this on the 20th October the European Council concluded that sufficient progress had not been achieved in negotiations in phase one (withdrawal matters) and therefore they could not proceed to phase two (discussing the framework for the future relationship […]

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Court Overhaul in London

On the 9th October 2017, HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the City of London Corporation announced plans for a new 18 courtroom facility, which is to be located on or near Fleet Street. This would be to replace the existing courts in London including the City of London Magistrate’ Court. The new court will […]

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