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  August 28, 2019
When setting up a new business, one of the key, and often the first consideration will be in respect to which legal structure you will form in order to define the way the business is organised and help to determine your legal obligations. The pros and cons of each option are always worth weighing up and considering so Stephen Newman, Partner and Head of our Company and Commercial team has created a brief insight below into the most common types of legal structures.
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  August 16, 2019
Ramsdens Solicitors and MFL are launching their Business Matters programme, which is a series of seminars guiding business owners and directors through their business journey.
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  August 12, 2019
Generally, a director is not personally liable when it comes to business matters. Jeremy Cook from our litigation department discusses certain situations in which a director may find themselves liable if they do not act in accordance with the law.
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  December 4, 2018
Due to the increasing demand for short-term lettings of private apartments and homes, more property owners are now turning to sites like Airbnb to rent out their properties in return for some extra cash. Property owners should be cautious before renting out properties on such sites as this type of short-term letting may put you in breach of covenants which restrict the use of your premises.
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  October 19, 2018
The recent case of Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee Ltd [2018] illustrates the difficulties that the parties to a lease may have when exercising a break option. In this case the tenant, Goldman Sachs, occupied office premises under a 25 year lease at a rent of £4 million per year. The terms of the lease provided that a break option would be exercisable by the tenant after 20 years subject to there being no rent arrears and “subject to the tenant being able to yield up the premises with vacant possession”.
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  July 6, 2018
The recent case of Toone v Robbins 2018 provides a useful reminder to Directors and Shareholders of the potential consequences of taking cash out of a company. Although dividends are a seen to be an attractive tax efficient way to take cash out of a company, such payments are only lawful if there are sufficient distributable reserves in the company.
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  June 20, 2018
New regulations set to come into force in summer 2018 will allow company Directors and individuals to remove details of their residential address filed on the public register at Companies House. Currently under the Companies Act 2006, company Directors and Secretaries are able to provide a service address for correspondence to ensure that their residential address is not shown on the public register. Whilst the 2006 Act allowed a service address to be provided it did not provide for the removal of any existing residential addresses that had previously been filed at Companies House.
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  June 19, 2018
Ramsdens Solicitors announced three new Partners in its latest annual promotions round. They also promoted nine staff to associate and senior associate roles. These promotions will significantly bolster the firm's Family, Private Client, Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Property teams.
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