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The A-Z of building and selling your business December 17, 2014

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Top tips for dismissing a director November 20, 2014

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Shareholder disputes continued: non-consensual ways of “breaking the deadlock” November 17, 2014

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Investing in success November 7, 2014

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The impact of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 on IT suppliers November 6, 2014

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Shareholder disputes: top ten tips for “breaking the deadlock” September 17, 2014

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Key Executives – Some Protections for Investors September 4, 2014

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Warranties v Indemnities September 4, 2014

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Employee Shareholder Contracts – The Basics September 4, 2014

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Capital injections can float your boat July 28, 2014

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Protecting investors July 28, 2014

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Late Filing Penalties June 24, 2014

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Electronic Communications to Shareholders June 24, 2014

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Minority Shareholder Rights June 24, 2014

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Top ten tips for buyers of assets from insolvent companies May 8, 2014

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Top Ten Tips on taking security for director/shareholder loans May 2, 2014

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Health-check your business April 4, 2014

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Top Ten Tips on striking off your company April 3, 2014

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Entrepreneurs' relief under attack? March 26, 2014

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Original transaction documents: are they still necessary? October 2, 2013

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“But I haven’t been formally appointed!”- Disqualification of de facto and shadow directors August 7, 2013

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I am setting up a new business and need a small office space - what are my options? April 15, 2013

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The new Government backed Venture Capital Startup Fund and the rise of Tech City April 15, 2013

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The widely anticipated Bribery Act has now been in force for 18 months. So what has been the true impact of the Act? February 25, 2013

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A crucial reminder of the need for careful drafting in share purchase agreements February 18, 2013

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Government proposals to relax "buy-back" regulations February 18, 2013

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5 Lessons Learned on Alternative Business Structures February 18, 2013

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Paul Osborne is featured in the FT answering the Business Question: Are warranties worthwhile? January 28, 2013

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Administration – when is rent recoverable? January 25, 2013

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Permission granted to convert offices to residential property without planning January 25, 2013

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Avoiding the ‘curse of the zombie company’ December 28, 2012

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2012 Autumn Statement: key tax implications for businesses December 6, 2012

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The Legal Audit: A Health-Check for Companies December 6, 2012

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Tips on buying a Company: Buying a business is rarely straightforward and good advice is key to success December 3, 2012

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Proposed changes to the “Residency Test” in the Takeover Code, the net widens… November 26, 2012

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‘Phoenix’ firms often seen as a stitch-up November 12, 2012

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Langreen Limited: a timely reminder to Directors of companies facing financial difficulties October 30, 2012

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Top Ten Tips for Buyers of Assets from Insolvent Companies October 17, 2012

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Top 10 Tips for Directors of a Struggling Company October 10, 2012

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Dealing with a company in distress October 2, 2012

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A Legal World of Opportunity August 8, 2012

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Doug Preece examines the response to the Legal Services Act: Panic or paranoia? July 16, 2012

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The author of FW’s ABS report examines the initial response to the Legal Services Act July 5, 2012

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Q&A: Legal precautions to take when starting a business with a friend July 2, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in Accountancy Age on the new alternative business structure survey June 28, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in New Law Journal on the alternative business structure survey by FW June 28, 2012

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Tina Williams and speakers at the ABS event hosted by FW quoted in Legal Futures June 27, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in Solicitors Journal on the new alternative business structure survey June 27, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in The Times on the new alternative business structure survey June 26, 2012

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Shareholders agreement with a US company? Key points to consider June 6, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in Retail News Reports on the Co-op ABS plans May 31, 2012

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Tina Williams quoted in the Guardian on the Co-op ABS plans May 29, 2012

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Q&A: Personal liability of a managing director during an insolvency May 16, 2012

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TUPE Update: Keeping Yourself Safe When Acquiring Another Business April 20, 2012

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Top Ten Tips in respect of Shareholders\' agreements April 4, 2012

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National Loan Guarantee Scheme March 26, 2012

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An FSA cuckoo in the boardroom nest? March 19, 2012

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Contracts – are they worth the paper they’re written on? March 15, 2012

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Paul Taylor looks at the potential exposure of directors following the case involving Langreen Ltd February 22, 2012

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EU assault threatens dominance of ‘big four’ accountancy firms – but when are the reforms likely to come into effect and do they all make sense? February 21, 2012

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The revised takeover code increases transparency but are you aware of how the changes could impact UK plc February 10, 2012

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Takeover Code changes may impact how Canadian bidders acquire UK companies February 8, 2012

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"Signed, sealed and delivered"- take care when executing deeds January 25, 2012

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Has your business taken adequate steps to protect it from any future Eurozone currency changes? January 9, 2012

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FSA Presence in the Boardroom - hands-on supervision or regulatory over-intrusion? December 20, 2011

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The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Backs Business December 8, 2011

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Potential personal exposure of directors if their company fails financially December 6, 2011

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FW's Nick McCarthy comments on the live coverage of the chancellor's autumn statement November 29, 2011

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To PG or not to PG – Ten top tips for potential guarantors October 28, 2011

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Women in the Boardroom; positive signs but much more to be done September 7, 2011

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Attracting venture capital investment for the digital music industry July 16, 2011

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The Bribery Act 2010 Transparency is Key May 16, 2011

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Is share scheme discriminatory? May 11, 2011

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New Exception to Without Prejudice Rule May 10, 2011

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The success to building a market and retaining control over a brand April 15, 2011

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The Bribery Act and small businesses Transparency is Key April 11, 2011

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How to raise venture capital investment in a cold financial climate March 7, 2011

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How to Raise Venture Capital Investment in a Cold Financial Climate March 7, 2011

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Indian Oil & Gas: Examining Opportunities With Legal Caveats February 24, 2011

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LLP's need to watch out for bullying risks February 24, 2011

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Bribery Act: Delay In Implementation February 21, 2011

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To PG or not to PG: Ten top tips for potential guarantors February 2, 2011

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A Change in Direction for Natural Resources Regulation? January 24, 2011

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UK bribery act introduces tougher rules for oil and gas companies December 20, 2010

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Government and the entrepreneur: Policies for enterprise November 11, 2010

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\'You will never walk alone\' if you are aware of your shareholder rights October 14, 2010

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Private equity transactions; pitfalls for the unwary manager October 8, 2010

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Company Directors: It's a Numbers Game October 8, 2010

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Funding crisis for SME's continue as banks told to stop acting like 'Scrooge' October 1, 2010

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Oil & Gas Sector: Canadian Regulatory Landscape September 2, 2010

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Bribery Act 2010! Senior Management Beware July 22, 2010

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Is your business ready for economic and political uncertainty? Some tips to help out May 13, 2010

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Supreme Court upholds unsigned contract, despite subject to contract provision April 30, 2010

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Restructuring your Business for a Sale April 30, 2010

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Capital reduction by solvency statement loose change behind the sofa cushions April 30, 2010

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Initial Public Offers: Options and Roadmap April 30, 2010

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Negotiating a contract April 7, 2010

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Richie Clark quoted in The Lawyer magazine on AIM recovery process March 23, 2010

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Top ten tips for buyers in the tech sector March 16, 2010

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London Stock Exchange updates AIM Rules March 10, 2010

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A taxing question: Will UK businesses end up paying the proposed bank transaction tax? February 1, 2010

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Companies Act 2006: What's Working for SME's? January 28, 2010

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Six Reasons To Stress Test Your LLP Members Agreement January 28, 2010

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Proposed change to the Takeover Code could it become easier for hostile takeovers to succeed? January 28, 2010

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Court of Appeal rules on the meaning of subsidiary January 28, 2010

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De-equitisation is it all over? January 8, 2010

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New provisions: Companies Act 2006 September 1, 2009

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Is Your Valuation Procedure Watertight? July 16, 2009

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Legal tips for managing the relationship between business partners July 10, 2009

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When a Re-Organisation Becomes a Realisation: The Rise, and Possible Fall, of the "Pre Pack" June 16, 2009

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All Change on the VAT Front June 11, 2009

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Dealing with a Distressed Company - How to Avoid Being Left Holding the Baby April 17, 2009

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Directors duties under the Companies Act 2006 April 16, 2009

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Top Tips: Buying Assets from Insolvent Companies March 18, 2009

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Top 10 Tips for Directors of a Struggling Company March 12, 2009

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Heads of Terms March 4, 2009

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Some thoughts from Entrepreneur Country February 2, 2009

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Top tips for dealing with a distressed company January 28, 2009

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Updating memorandum & articles of association January 6, 2009

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Christmas present for consumers or headache for retailers? November 28, 2008

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The technology sector – cautiously optimistic? October 30, 2008

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Tips for buyers of assets from insolvent companies October 14, 2008

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A useful alternative to striking off October 13, 2008

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Barclays predict lower growth for 2009 September 24, 2008

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An introduction to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) August 9, 2008

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Google pulls out of Digg deal July 30, 2008

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"A buyer's market?": the effect of the credit crunch on technology and the investment market July 18, 2008

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Start-up capital for technology companies April 10, 2008

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Budget Bad news for ebusiness in the UK April 3, 2008

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Start-up ebusiness to IPO – the price to pay for VC funding February 10, 2008

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Preparing to sell your business January 22, 2008

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