Category Archive: Alex Lyttle

Watching your back

Every business person who has that entrepreneurial sixth sense to smell out opportunity and the courage to grasp it will need good professional advice. They might consider any professional advice to be too staid and cautious but after having their fingers burned once, they can see that correct professional advice is indispensable if they are…

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Settling Your Differences

 With both the current economic uncertainty regarding Brexit and the lead up to the Christmas period, the number of Settlement Agreements (previously Compromise Agreements) being offered to employees has greatly increased.  They are typically used in redundancy situations. It is a document that many of us have heard of but what is it and what…

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What is a Liquidated Debt?

Only liquidated debts, for specific amounts which have been ascertained fully and finally, can form the basis of bankruptcy petitions. As a High Court case shows, discerning which debts fall into that category can be far from straightforward. Outline of the Case The case concerned a businesswoman who had engaged in joint ventures to build…

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How we help and support our clients – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter this morning about how they give clients peace of mind by providing expert legal advice during what can be a stressful time. Our Litigation Solicitors, Alex Lyttle and James Melvin-Bath, gave us an insight into their day-to-day tasks as a Solicitor. As a solicitor, explain to us how…

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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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Woman Who Helped Friend to Defraud Creditors Hit Hard in the Pocket

Helping friends in financial trouble is one thing, but assisting them in defrauding their creditors is quite another. In this case, a woman who came to the dishonest aid of a businessman facing bankruptcy was herself hit hard in the pocket. Outline of the case The woman was sole director and shareholder of an entirely…

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GROWING PAINS

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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