Business Sale and Purchase Disputes

Business owners and directors are busier now more than ever due to the time-consuming effects that COVID-19 has had on the economy and the way businesses operate. However, this stress may be heightened if you are a new business owner and the business is not what it appeared to be or if you have sold… Read more »

Paul Tyrer in the Retail Gazette. Can Frasers Group save DW Sports?

David Whelan’s retail and fitness business DW Sports collapsed into administration this month and was bought by hungry high street acquisition king Mike Ashley. How will the Frasers Group boss turn the ailing company around? Retail Gazette talks to experts. On Monday, DW Sports joined the likes of Jack Wills, Evans Cycles, Sofa.com, Game and… Read more »

What to Consider when Buying a House with a Partner

With stamp duty abolished until March 2021 for properties up to £500,000, couples buying a house together for the first time are on the rise as they take advantage of the saving. Additionally, lockdown may have given those couples who did not live together before the chance to try living together, cementing their decision to… Read more »

SAS Daniels LLP Announces Five Senior Promotions

North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP has announced five senior promotions across a range of practice areas. See the original feature in The Business Desk. Vicky Timothy has been promoted to partner following an upsurge in private client work. Based at the Stockport office, she joined the firm three years ago from international firm… Read more »

Deciding Who Inherits Your Estate When You Die

The recent case of Wales v Dixon 2020 highlights the importance of giving clear instructions when making a Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out following death and it is clear who inherits your estate. Helen Gowin, Head of Estate Administration at SAS Daniels LLP outlines the case. Mr Wales died in 2015… Read more »

Ageing Well Without Children: How Can a Professional Attorney Help?

Ageing Well Without Children (AWWOC) was launched to provide advice and guidance to those who are concerned about growing older without children, whilst also helping with the tasks that become increasingly difficult as we age. Whilst having children is certainly no guarantee that they will be able to (or, in some cases, want to) provide… Read more »

The Public Procurement Regulations 2015 Summarised

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The Public Procurement Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) govern the purchase of goods, works and services by the UK government and other public bodies (some contracts are specifically excluded or subject to a ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime). There are five different prescribed procedures that must be followed when a contract governed by the Regulations is awarded… Read more »

A Guide to Changing Terms of Employment

It is highly likely that an employee’s terms and conditions will need to be amended at some point during the course of their employment. The obvious changes could be in relation to a promotion or salary increase. These are likely to be mutual changes that both parties are in agreement with and will therefore be… Read more »

Applying for a Business Rescue Moratorium

With the imminent introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 (currently pending Royal Assent), what does the Government’s new legislation to support companies throughout this pandemic period mean? What Is the Business Rescue Moratorium? Companies that are unable to pay their creditors, due to the impact of COVID-19, will be entitled to apply… Read more »