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Sale of company shares to another shareholder

When a shareholder wants to sell their shares or leave a small company it can upset the equilibrium of the business. Sale to another shareholder could mean the distribution of shares and any accompanying voting rights becomes weighted in favour of one person to the detriment of others. There are ways to avoid this to…

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Dealing with a family business in a divorce

If you or your spouse has an interest in a business, there will always be arguments as to whether or not this should be taken into account during a divorce and treated as a matrimonial asset. If you have been in a long marriage, then the law aims to divide assets equally. This can be…

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Free money can be bad for your business’ health

If you’re unfortunate enough to be the director of a company in pandemic-related financial trouble, you’re likely to be focusing all your attention on keeping your business afloat, looking after your staff and minimising losses. What about the personal risks to you as a director? Have you thought about the knock-on effects of continuing to…

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Probate pitfalls to avoid in estate administration

After someone dies, their affairs need to be wound up and their estate distributed to the beneficiaries entitled to inherit. This can often be time-consuming and complex. The person administering a will, known as the executor, has a duty to the estate to deal with the administration promptly and ensure that all of the liabilities…

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What will happen to the children if I get divorced?

For parents, the hardest part of a divorce often relates to issues surrounding their children. There are natural concerns over where they will live, how long they will spend with each parent and how they will adjust to the changes. Agreeing arrangements for children Ideally, you and your children’s other parent will agree on the…

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What is financial disclosure?

During a divorce, when issues arise over finances, both parties will be required to fully disclose their financial situation to each other. Once full disclosure has been made, you can move on to negotiating a financial settlement. The more efficiently the disclosure stage of the divorce is dealt with, the quicker and more cost-effective the…

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SEND Tribunal: The National Trial

The National Trial began on 3rd April 2018 and extended the powers of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal under The Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017. Previously the Tribunal could only order amendments to Sections B, F and I of a child or young person’s EHCP.  From April…

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