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Tax advice / Intellectual property

Time to take a second look at the Transfer Pricing model for IP Portfolios?

12 Feb, 2019
Businesses, particularly large multi-nationals, have increasingly valuable IP portfolios which, typically, they look to manage in the most tax-efficient way.   HMRC is...
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Tax advice / Tax returns / Inheritance planning / Trust creation / Trust management services

Response to consultation 'The Taxation of Trusts: A Review'

5 Feb, 2019
by: Cripps
1          The government seeks views on whether the principles of transparency, fairness and neutrality, and simplicity constitute a reasonable approach to ensure an...
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Corporate transactions

Guidance note: 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

1 Feb, 2019
Published in July 2018, the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (Code) replaces the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code (2016 Code) as the key source of corporate governance...
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Banking & finance

Liquidated Damages in EPC Contracts

24 Jan, 2019
Borrowers, Lenders and Investors should take note of the recent case of GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL (formerly Prosolia Siglio XXI) [2018] EWHC 2866 (Comm) which...
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Commercial contracts

Why are the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations such a big deal for businesses?

22 Jan, 2019
It has become commonplace, particularly through online sales, for businesses to pass to the customer the additional fees they are being charged by banks and other intermediaries to...
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Healthcare

Partners falling out – will the partnership deed help?

14 Jan, 2019
by: Cripps
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare team of law firm Cripps, incorporating Pemberton Greenish, specialises in advising GPs. Here he explains the need to protect yourself...
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Disputes / Commercial dispute resolution

Guide to Dealing with a Small Claim

13 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps
Our Guide to Dealing with a Small Claim has been prepared to help you through the process and to try to avoid or minimise incurring legal fees on a small claim....
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Commercial dispute resolution / Banking & finance / Consumer Law

Guidance note for frozen bank accounts

6 Dec, 2018
Have you had your bank account frozen without explanation?  This guidance note explains what can cause your account to be frozen and provides guidance if you find yourself in this...
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Disputes / Commercial dispute resolution

Guide to dispute resolution

6 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps
Whilst this is a guide to dispute resolution it focuses on matters which ultimately end up in court litigation.  Although most disputes are settled without going to court, and the...
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Data Protection

Providing digital services: the effects of the NIS regulations 2018

29 Nov, 2018
With all the attention surrounding the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it is no surprise that the Network and Information Systems...
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Family businesses

Winning the Generation Game

29 Nov, 2018
by: Cripps
With around 70% of all family businesses failing in the initial transition from generation 1 to generation 2, the earlier they embark on succession planning the greater the chance...
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Healthcare

It’s time to network

23 Nov, 2018
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare team of law firm Cripps LLP, explains that you need to get ready to become part of a network. Unless your practice has 30,000+...
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Services for business owners / Commercial contracts / Legal advice for directors / Information technology / Intellectual property / Retail / Advertising, technology & media / Family businesses

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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