Article Category: Corporate & Commercial – Insight & Opinion

Are You Managing Your Board Meetings Correctly?

Business owners are often unaware of the obligations they need to comply with when it comes to organising and holding board meetings. The Companies Act 2006 sets out the requirements. How can you make sure that your business is compliant and avoid potential disputes? Our guide, below, can help ensure that best practices are followed… Read more »

Music Copyright Laws: The Song Remains The Same

In light of recent highly publicised legal battles, many people’s heads were already swimming with the legalities and complexities of songwriting disputes as reported by the mass media. Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lost their case against the estate of Marvin Gaye over the writing of “Blurred Lines”, Ed Sheeran settled a dispute over the… Read more »

Managing A Family Business

Every business needs a formal structure to deal with management and control. Managing a family business is no different; working with your family can present some unique challenges and also some great opportunities. When you start your business, you may well have an informal management style, rather than a formal management structure. Some business strategists… Read more »

Important Changes To Companies House Filings

Important changes have come into effect that will alter the filings which all companies are required to make at Companies House. Currently any changes to Persons with Significant Control (PSC) are notified via the annual confirmation statement. This means that there can sometimes be a time lag of up to 12 months between the date… Read more »

Selling A Business: What Should You Consider?

When it comes to selling a business most business owners think that it is simply a case of marketing the business for sale and finding a potential buyer. However, there are a number of steps you can take in order to prepare your business and, as a result, achieve the best deal. Where to start… Read more »

Doing Business Online

The online marketplace has exploded in the past decade with many businesses taking the view that an online selling platform for their goods and services is preferable. Online trading has helped many businesses find new markets, sell new products and in some cases compete with larger businesses. However, online sales can cause problems. I always… Read more »

A Shareholders’ Agreement – why is it important to have one in place?

Any company with more than one shareholder should consider putting in place a shareholders’ agreement. Paul Tyrer a Solicitor in our Corporate team explains why it is important to have one in place. Key reasons why it is important to have a shareholders’ agreement in place A shareholders’ agreement is a very flexible document which,… Read more »

Grooming Your Business For Sale

Most business owners have an expectation of what their exit plans are for their business whether a trade sale, passing to the next generation of family or retirement. Sometimes a sale may be as a result of an unexpected opportunity to sell or simply an offer that is too good to refuse. Whatever the particular… Read more »

Your Guide To Management Buy Outs

Recent events at the Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot have brought management buy outs into the news spotlight. But what are management buy outs (or MBOs as they are more often referred to) and what is involved in the process? Paul Tyrer from our corporate team has provided a quick guide to the process and… Read more »

Limiting personal liability

In a recent article for Real Business, Kaye Whitby, Partner and Head of the Commercial team at SAS Daniels LLP explains how to limit personal liability when setting up a company. In the article Kaye looks at: Which type of trading entity is appropriate – sole trader, partnership or a company limited by shares; The… Read more »