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Completing the deal where signatories are unavailable

There is potential for delay or even the loss of a deal where any signing party is unavailable to sign when a deal is scheduled to complete.

Robert Turnbull
Robert Turnbull Consultant

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The Data Protection Act - a 'distressing' development?

A recent case has opened the door for claims in cases where the individual has not suffered economic damage as a result of misuse of personal…

Sean Crotty
Sean Crotty Partner

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Release of corporate debt: watch out for hidden tax charges

In the UK most corporate debt is taxed under a separate set of tax rules known as the loan relationship rules.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Changes to share buy backs

The buy back of shares has historically been a complex and inflexible process to manoeuvre, especially for companies operating employees’ share…

Gary Jones
Gary Jones Partner

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Tax: Entrepreneurs’ Relief: what classes of shares count towards the threshold?

Recent experience reminds us of the need to be careful when looking at the Entrepreneurs’ Relief requirements in relation to companies with preference…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Directors' duties: the need to keep the board informed

A warning for directors of their responsibilities when taking up an opportunity of which they became aware when acting as directors of the company.

Paul Raftery
Paul Raftery Partner

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A VAT update for FE colleges and universities

Universities may now be able to make reclaims for overpaid VAT in relation to income received from the operation of vocational training…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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The Defamation Act 2013 - will it make a difference?

The Defamation Act came into force on 1 January 2014. This new Act will only apply to offences occurring after the commencement date.

Sean Crotty
Sean Crotty Partner

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