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Commercial and Corporate Finance Team

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We add value through our expertise, which is applied in a commercial way to ensure our clients are fully appraised of the likely risks and obligations involved with the contractual, corporate and transactional work we carry out.

Tim Field
 

Charity fundraising event cancellations

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Event cancellations due to Covid-19? Read about event deposits, contracts and more… As we enter into the summer months it is highly likely that a number of charities would have been holding, or hoping to benefit from, a range of fundraising...

Charities step up to respond to the Covid-19 crisis

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Are your Charities objectives fit for purposes? Charities have been working hard during lockdown. The Covid-19 crisis remains financially viable and also determines how best they can help those most in need. When a charity diverts its funds to help...

Keeping your board meetings going whilst in lockdown

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As the country continues to be affected by the effects of Covid-19, I have been asked by a number of clients how they can continue to hold board meetings and effectively operate their company, whilst social distancing rules apply. Fortunately,...

EMI Schemes and furloughing staff

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In recent years, Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share options have become an increasingly popular way for owners of small and medium sized businesses to incentivise and provide an opportunity for employees to become shareholders. Therefore they...

COVID-19: temporary change to buying or selling shares

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The government has released updated advice relating to the stamping of stock transfer forms, payment of stamp duty and the new measures put in place because of coronavirus. As you will be aware, when buying shares in a limited company the government imposes...

Social media influencers: is your post an #Ad?

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With the proliferation of social media influencers, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) are cracking down on advertising posts. Do your posts comply with the current guidelines? The ASA has just launched an easy to use flow chart to assist social media...

Running a charity: governing documents

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The Charity Commission has recently concluded a number of investigations into the apparent mismanagement of charities. On occasion, the charities in question were carrying out worthwhile and charitable functions. Behind the scenes, however, the behaviour of...

Business team lawyers complete £30m in deals in 14 days

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Despite it being holiday season our Business team remains busy assisting clients with their transactions, resulting in the team completing £30 million of deals over a fortnight. Matters ranged from a company sale worth over £20m to a...

Trustees, is it time to update your details?

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The Charity Commission has confirmed that, as of the 1 September 2019, the ability for trustees to use a public display name will be removed from its website. Trustees who do not wish for their name to be displayed by the Charity Commission, and therefore...

Care homes and after death fees

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Following the publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) review in to care homes, is it time, as a care home provider, to check your terms and conditions, or as a resident to ensure you know what you are signed up to? The CMA has undertaken...

Trustees - More time off work?

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As a charity trustee it can often be difficult to find the time to juggle your job, personal and family life along with the strict duties involved in being a trustee. In order to address this problem a group of MPs have put forward a proposed amendment to...

Are you paying the loyalty penalty?

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Citizens Advice has taken a super complaint to the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) to protect those loyal customers that are paying over the odds. As much as consumers may be told that they should shop around and change provider when it comes to...

Is too much pressure being placed on trustees?

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I have read some interesting articles lately that suggest too much pressure is being placed on charity trustees. As I regularly advise charities, and am a trustee myself, it is important to remember the statutory duties a trustee has and the standards to...

Can your commercial relationships survive Brexit?

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The time is uncompromisingly ticking and we are just over 100 days away from the official date when the UK is due to leave the EU. How many of you have sought to or are taking steps to protect your contractual position with your commercial counter-parts,...

UK mergers and acquisitions

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest figures relating to mergers and acquisitions involving UK Companies for Q2 (April to June 2018). The figures produced by the ONS only looks at those transactions with a value greater than...

Growing your business

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As news outlets are increasingly forecasting doom and gloom with the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, it was uplifting to see that economic growth in the UK actually picked up in the three months to June. Whilst uncertain times can be unsettling...

Charity Commission makes changes to rules

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It is perhaps not surprising that the Charity Commission has updated its automatic disqualification rule, given the recent charity scandals that have hit the headlines and public confidence in the charity sector being so low. On 1 st August 2018, greater...

Changes to the register of people with significant control

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Who has significant control of your company and what are the consequences of not knowing? Since 6 April 2016 there has been an obligation placed upon private limited companies to keep and maintain a register of those people or entities that have significant...

Airbnb to combat dodgy hosts

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Airbnb has been riding the wave of the ‘sharing economy’, along with sites such as Uber and eBay, to create a success story in the hospitality industry. However, it has not been all plain sailing. Horror stories from both guests and hosts...

Could the resale of tickets become a criminal offence?

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Ticket bots are accountable for the heartbreak of millions of fans across the globe every year. By harvesting hundreds of tickets as they go on sale, genuine fans are forced to buy ‘secondary’ tickets at extortionate prices. Tickets for Floyd...

Brexit - be prepared

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With Brexit fast approaching and the Government about to start negotiating the exit strategy, should business owners also be thinking about negotiating their own terms and conditions? Since 24 June 2016, the day after the British public went to the polls,...