Author Archives for Alex Lyttle

Facing Court action? Don’t bury your head in the sand!

If you are facing court proceedings, burying your head in the sand is the worst option you can take.  You should consult a lawyer immediately. In this case, a pair of business people who failed to take that sensible step were stripped of valuable shareholdings and had their behaviour criticised by the trial judge. Outline…

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As your company grows, so does the risk to it if you are not completely up-to-date with your HR and legal needs. Leaving things to chance, or expecting what you have always done to suit the needs of an expanding business is dangerous. Failing to prepare for all eventualities, will mean your business will prepare…

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How a Solicitor can add value to a business Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how Solicitors can add value to a business and what are the benefits of contacting a Solicitor. Our Associate Partner, Alex Lyttle, provided some insightful answers on this topic. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the benefits of consulting a Solicitor for…

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How Do Third Party Debt Orders Affect Solicitors’ Client Accounts?

Third party debt orders can be a powerful means of enforcing judgments, but how do they affect funds held in solicitors’ client accounts? The High Court considered that issues in a guideline case concerning an alleged financial fraud. What happened? Two companies and an individual launched proceedings against a businessman. They alleged fraud in connection…

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Selling a Business? Make Sure You Get a Properly Drafted Contract!

Buying and selling businesses can be a highly complex matter and dispensing with legal formality is a positive invitation to trouble. The point could hardly have been better made than by a High Court case concerning the ill-fated purchase of a fish and chip shop which culminated in threats of violence. Following informal discussions, a businessman…

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