Global economic, technological and environmental changes are affecting the automotive industry at a fast pace. Our industry expert lawyers can help manage the risks, and exploit the opportunities.
Led by Managing Partner Monica Atwal, the automotive law team understands the roles of our clients’ staff, from technicians to Dealer Principals and works in partnership with clients aiming to become an integral part of their business. We understand the pressures businesses face and aim to provide clear and practical advice.
Our extensive industry expertise covers; motor dealerships, manufacturers and vehicle importers, finance houses, retail outlets, repair centres, garages and service stations throughout the UK.
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- 22 September 2023
Talking Employment Law: New family friendly rights
In this first podcast in the ‘Talking Employment Law’ series, Lucy Densham Brown and Rebecca Dowle, members of the employment team summarise some of the big new family-friendly Bills that are working their way through parliament.
- 20 September 2023
- Commercial Real Estate
Commercial buyers beware of residential Stamp Duty Land Tax
This article discusses a recent case in which a property buyer calculated the Stamp Duty Land Tax due on the purchase at a lower rate, due to the mixed-use purpose of the property.
- 19 September 2023
- Privacy and Data Protection
Organisations’ use of social media: Data protection
Social media applications (or commonly known as ‘apps’) are being developed all the time and we are constantly being introduced to new social media platforms, some of which take almost no time to gain huge popularity.
- 14 September 2023
Entrepreneurial Dreams: What is the Innovator Founder Visa?
In an era defined by innovation and entrepreneurship, the United Kingdom has made a substantial effort towards fostering its reputation as a global hub for start-ups and innovators. The introduction of the UK’s ‘Innovator Founder’ route has marked a pivotal moment in the country’s immigration policy.
- 11 September 2023
- Corporate and M&A
Changes to the tax treatment of Employee Ownership Trusts
The government published a consultation on 18 July 2023 seeking the public’s views on its proposals to reform the tax treatment of Employee Ownership Trusts and Employee Benefit Trusts. Parties are invited to express their opinions via email via the government website until the consultation closes on 25 September 2023.
“Clarkslegal’s overall level of service is outstanding and far better than that of any other law firm I have had experience with. Monica Atwal is part of our HR team and I trust and rely on her 100%. That says it all”.
Tracey Hirst – Group HR Manager, Jardine Motors Group
“We are very pleased with the support and advice received from on the recent acquisition by BMW Group UK. With clear, concise and timely advice and management, Ashan and his team helped us navigate through some complex arrangements and seamlessly bridged the gap between the legal and commercial issues”