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Agency Agreements, Brexit and UK/EU Competition

7 Nov, 2018
An “agent” has the power to create, change or terminate the legal relations of another party (the “principal”). The agent’s authority can be broad or narrowly defined...
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Commercial dispute resolution

Interest applicable to commercial contracts

2 Nov, 2018
Most commercial contracts provide for the consequences of late payment and will have an interest provision, but if certain types of business to business contracts are silent in...
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Autumn Budget 2018: Headlines for SMEs

30 Oct, 2018
Many had anticipated a ‘quiet budget’ with not too many changes ahead of Brexit and the ‘Great Economic Unknown’ which awaits.    In fact, Phil Hammond put on a...
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Healthcare

The stamp duty land tax time bomb

22 Oct, 2018
Justin Cumberlege of law firm Cripps looks at the stamp duty land tax regulations to help practice managers avoid any unpleasant surprises. The transfer of property is subject to...
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Charities & not-for-profit / Education

Charities - dealing with data breaches

22 Oct, 2018
Data breaches are a ‘hot topic’ in the media at the moment, following (amongst many others) hacker Magecart’s infiltration of British Airways, Ticketmaster and the most...
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Residential property

SDLT is 15 years old – so what’s changed?

4 Oct, 2018
It is usually the transition period of change that causes the most confusion and scepticism. But, in the case of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) which replaced stamp duty in 2003, its...
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Family / Divorce

Lies, damn lies and fake news: defamation on social media

4 Oct, 2018
Social media has made a huge impact on our day to day lives with many people now checking their phone before, during and after most of their daily activities. Social media, and...
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Residential property

Equity release: a reformed character?

4 Oct, 2018
For most people, a significant proportion of their wealth is in the value of their family home.  With people living longer and living costs increasing, some over 55s may find that...
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Disputes

Claiming part of an estranged spouse’s inheritance

4 Oct, 2018
If a couple separate but do not divorce, their finances continue to be linked until either a divorce or separation agreement (which divides finances in a binding agreement) is...
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International clients

Key considerations for dealing with cross-border estates

4 Oct, 2018
Many UK residents are living the dream of owning a holiday home abroad or moving overseas permanently for their retirement – but this can mean huge complications for their...
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Corporate transactions

Guidance note for EIS and SEIS

19 Sep, 2018
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was introduced in the UK in 1994 and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) introduced in 2012, each as part of the UK government’s...
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Healthcare

Practice mergers – why have warranties?

19 Sep, 2018
When two GP practices merge it will, in most cases, be the two partnerships coming together as one. At the simplest level the new partners start running and owning one business...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Healthcare

Guidance note for deposits in pharmacy and dental transactions

22 Aug, 2018
Deposits are common in healthcare transactions however disputes can arise about which party is entitled to the deposit if the transaction is aborted or exchange does not take place...
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Family / Defamation

Dealing with online abuse

8 Aug, 2018
by: Cripps
There has been a marked increase in the number of defamation cases brought before the courts recently, many of which can be attributed to the growing use of social media. Here...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Partnerships & professional practices

Guidance note for partnership law: the basics

6 Aug, 2018
A partnership is a collection of individuals ‘carrying on a business in common with a view to profit’  This guidance note discusses the basics of partnership law. If you...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Partnerships & professional practices

Guidance note for partnership disputes

6 Aug, 2018
Resolving a dispute within a partnership can be a tricky blend of politics and the law.  The dynamics of each partnership will be different, but the key points that need to be...
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Advertising, technology & media / Food & drink

Key contract considerations for app development

2 Aug, 2018
Quick service restaurants and food-to-go businesses require, by their nature, easy accessibility and fast service to ensure they stand out in a crowded market. Harry Partridge of...
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Employment (business) / Healthcare

Staffing issues when practices merge

28 Jul, 2018
A growing number of GPs are choosing to merge their practices, which can have significant implications for employees. Camilla Beamish of law firm Cripps explains the importance of...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Defamation

Guidance note for responding to online criticism

18 Jul, 2018
Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook can be echo chambers for criticism.  In a very short period of time, public criticism can cause serious harm to a commercial...
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Family / Defamation

A Warning from the Courts: Step Away From The Social Media

3 Jul, 2018
 Divorce and Facebook is a dangerous combination It’s now very easy to share our personal views and thoughts with the world via social media. When it’s positive, this can be a...
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