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Many of our clients want to set out in writing the parameters of their relationship with other businesses whilst allowing those relationships to develop, for example by individual call off contracts for goods or services. A master goods/services agreement is a useful way to do this. 

With our experience in these types of agreements, coupled with our in-house expertise, we can help you put in place an agreement that allows your business relationships to grow within a structured environment. 

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  • 12 October 2020
  • Corporate and M&A

Corporate Transparency and Register Reform

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  • 06 August 2020
  • IP and Commercial

Series A Funding in the Current Climate – Not all Doom and Gloom?

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  • 09 March 2020
  • Corporate and M&A

Warranties and Indemnities in Share Purchase and Asset Purchase Agreements

The terms “warranties” “representations” and indemnities” are frequently used throughout the sale of assets or the sale of shares process.

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  • 07 February 2020
  • Corporate and M&A

Investor Relief

The Finance Act 2016 introduced investor relief which is essentially a tax relief for Capital Gains in a similar way to the operation of Entrepreneurs Relief. On qualification any capital gain is reduced from the usual capital gains rate – currently 20% to 10%.

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  • 07 February 2020
  • Corporate and M&A

What does the new decade herald for EMI Option Schemes?

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  • 07 February 2020
  • Employee Ownership Trust

The growth of Employee Ownership Trusts

Since the enactment of the Finance Act 2014, the popularity and acceptance of the Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) as an exit option for business owners has continued to gain support from lawyers, accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and business owners themselves.

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