Knowledge

Guidance note for EIS and SEIS
19 September, 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 ongoing initiative to support small to medium sized enterprises  and to make investment in such businesses attractive. This guidance note discusses both these schemes. If you […]

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Guidance note for deposits in pharmacy and dental transactions
22 August, 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 by the target date.  So what is the legal position in respect of deposits? This guidance note explains. If you require further guidance please contact Gemma Pearmain at gemma.pearmain@cripps.co.uk or on +44 […]

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Dealing with online abuse
8 August, 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 Cripps lawyers Alex Davies, head of family law, and defamation specialist Will Charlesworth, explain how to deal with the issue if you feel you […]

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Guidance note for partnership law: the basics
6 August, 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 require further guidance please contact Tom Bourne at tom.bourne@cripps.co.uk or on +44 (0)1892 506 099

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Guidance note for partnership disputes
6 August, 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 considered in any partnership dispute to ensure a successful outcome are set out below. This guidance note discusses resolving partnership disputes. If you […]

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Key contract considerations for app development
2 August, 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 law firm Cripps takes you through the key contract points when looking to develop an app for your food business.   Apps (mobile software applications) are versatile tools […]

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Staffing issues when practices merge
28 July, 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 anticipating and managing HR and employment risks.   When practices merge they are affected by legislation regarding the treatment of their employees. This dictates that employers must […]

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Guidance note for responding to online criticism
18 July, 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 reputation. This guidance note discusses what can be done to protect a brand and its reputation when it faces online criticism. If you require further […]

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Insolvency and adjudication
29 June, 2018

Insolvency has been very much in the news over the last few months. We have seen the recent spate of High Street retailers finding themselves in difficulties. We have also seen the recent case of Wright & Another v The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (2018) concerning the liability to pay rent as an expense of […]

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Dogs at work – are we missing a trick?
22 June, 2018

With today (Friday, 22 June) being National Bring Your Dog To Work Day, Charlotte Cooke-Vaughan, an HR consultant at law firm Cripps, celebrates the many documented benefits (wo)man’s best friend brings to the workplace.   During the 18th century the benefit of animals in asylums was identified as helping to encourage “benevolent feelings”, to the […]

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Guidance note for consumer rights
11 June, 2018
by: Cripps

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Act) consolidated and reformed consumer protection law in the UK. As we all purchase goods and services from businesses, it is important to know your statutory rights if a dispute ever arises over the goods or services purchased. This guidance note explains what your legal rights are as a consumer. For […]

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Reputation protection in family law disputes
11 June, 2018
by: Cripps

A family dispute by its nature is emotive but it can become particularly damaging if an opponent seeks to level personal attacks on you, to harm your reputation, for some perceived gain.     This guidance note discusses reputational attacks in family disputes arising in the form of: Defamatory statements and/or Embarrassing disclosures Read more here. If […]

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Guidance note for responding to a defamation claim
8 June, 2018

This guidance note  sets out what to consider when responding to a defamation claim made: formally, by a Letter of Claim issued under the ‘Pre-action Protocol for Defamation’ (the Protocol); or less formally, for example, by way of a comment on social media   If you require further guidance please contact Will Charlesworth at will.charlesworth@cripps.co.uk or on […]

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