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Do I need a shareholders’ agreement?
September 2022

A shareholders’ agreement is a legal contract between the shareholders of a company, and usually, the company itself. The contract sets out matters that have agreed between those parties and will often include matters such as: how decisions will be made; how shares can be transferred or sold; the policy on payment of dividends; restrictions on the shareholders (such as non-compete or non-solicitation provisions); and many other prominent issues. The agreement can also provide protection to minority shareholders and majority shareholders.

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Changing your name following a change of gender
August 2022

Changing your name on official documents can be done for all kinds of reasons, including in connection with a change in gender. If you are transitioning from one gender to another, you may also wish to formally change your name also. You can do this at any time, either before or after applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

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Family Law questions answered
August 2022

Following the recent growth of our Family Law team and announcement of our competitive fixed fee divorce solution, our Family Law team answer all your frequently asked questions.

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High Court rules heads of terms were not intended to be binding
July 2022

A recent High Court ruling has reconfirmed the need for careful drafting in heads of terms for commercial transactions.

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What can I do if I bought a gift card for Christmas and the company goes into administration?
January 2022

We’ve all been there. It’s almost Christmas and there is one person who we haven’t got a clue what to buy for. We often resort to buying a gift card or voucher as it shows we have put some effort in whilst leaving the ultimate decision of what to buy to the gift recipient.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of reports in the media recently which suggest that some high street retailers are currently facing financial difficulty. It is therefore worth considering what actually happens if the retailer you bought your gift cards from goes into insolvency.

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