Merger of Shotblast Engineering Services with Pangborn

The corporate team at North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP has advised Shotblast Engineering Services (SES) Holywell, North Wales on the merger of their business with Pangborn Limited. SES are a leading UK manufacturer of surface preparation capital equipment and systems to foundries, forges, steel producers and steel component finishers worldwide. Pangborn Limited is… Read more »

Macclesfield MP David Rutley at November’s business club

Macclesfield MP David Rutley will be speaking about his commitment to local enterprise at the next instalment of The Business Club in Macclesfield. Rutley is a long standing supporter of local business growth and investment in Macclesfield. His speech will also touch upon plans to as the progress being made to create a sustainable future… Read more »

Business growth masterclass at September’s business club

Dale Stafford, a successful business woman and author, will be sharing the way for businesses to become architects of their own success, in a business growth masterclass hosted by The Business Club in Macclesfield. Dale grew her first company into one of the UK’s leading business training and development organisations, which she then sold in… Read more »

Do I need terms & conditions?

If you are in business and contracting with others, you need to make sure that you are protected. Your terms and conditions are the cornerstone of your business and we would caution in the strongest possible terms against copying from a website of a competitor, or ‘cobbling together’ from a selection of others that you… Read more »

Company law – changes to the Mental Health Act

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 came into force and amends certain provisions of the model articles for both private and public companies. The model articles are a set of rules which new companies can adopt as their constitution when a new company is formed. By way of background the 2013 Act… Read more »

Quba sets course for growth with new management

Quba, the nautical-inspired clothing manufacturer, has welcomed a new senior management team as part of a buy-in which has seen a group of investors, along with existing management, acquire and invest in the South Devon-based business. The corporate team at North West Law firm SAS Daniels LLP advised the management buy-in team, which included retail… Read more »

Head of SAS Daniels Chester office wins top award

Kaye Whitby, Corporate Partner and head of the Chester office of North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP, has been named Business Woman of the Year at the Chester Women in Business Awards. The awards, new for 2013, have been set up to recognise the contributions of women in the Chester business community. Kaye took… Read more »

LLP taxation – clamp down on professionals

HMRC have published their consultation document on LLP taxation and, predictably, they are targeting the use of contrived LLP ownership structures to avoid tax. These schemes involve the paying of significant profits to corporate members which make little or no contribution to the firm’s profits. As HMRC point out “the allocation of profit to the… Read more »

Trading names in a contract – beware

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an individual was personally party to (and therefore personally liable under) a contract notwithstanding the fact he signed the document using the trading name for his limited company. The rationale for the decision was because there was nothing in the contract to actually indicate that this was the… Read more »

New powers for CQC to delve into finances of care homes

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced it will have new powers to intervene on the finances of operators in the care sector. The CQC inspectors will be able to monitor the finances of the largest care homes and domiciliary care providers, in order to try and prevent the increasing numbers of sudden closures. The… Read more »