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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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Do you know which jurisdiction governs your contract?

In a recent case the High Court held that where a contract did not specify the jurisdiction in which any dispute about the contract should be…

Sarah Walton
Sarah Walton Partner

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Employee shareholder status

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 introduced 'employee shareholder' status whereby employees give up certain employment rights for shares.

Sarah Walton
Sarah Walton Partner

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Enforceability of restrictive covenants in sale agreements

When is a restriction too restrictive? A recent judgment found that non-compete covenants in a share sale agreement did not amount to a restraint of…

Claire Hollins
Claire Hollins Principal Associate

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Employee shareholders and share buybacks

The Government is looking to make recruitment more attractive to small-medium sized businesses through the introduction of ‘employee shareholder’…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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