Category Archives: Companies and Corporate

Firm bolsters its Property and Insolvency Litigation Practice

Breeze & Wyles is pleased to announce that it has bolstered its Insolvency and Property Litigation offering with the hire of Janina Lamb and Richard Cole, along with the qualification of our latest Solicitor from our Solicitors training program, Bradley … Continue reading

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Safeguarding design is a priority for smaller business

Cheaper registration fees are an opportunity for small businesses and designers to secure greater protection for their intellectual property in future, as well as being a route to protection in the UK post-Brexit. A registered design is one of the options available … Continue reading

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Clamp down for employers who call a spade a shovel

Ride hailing app Uber has won attention for revolutionising the taxi business worldwide, but is now grabbing headlines for different reasons, following legal action by drivers claiming workers’ rights. The GMB Union brought the action on behalf of a group … Continue reading

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How companies get caught in the slave trade

The recent conviction of a UK business owner for a human trafficking offence has been a wake-up call to big businesses to carefully monitor their supply chain, if they are to avoid being connected to slave labour unwittingly. But with … Continue reading

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Changes to Dividend Taxation from 6 April 2016

From 6 April 2016 the rules on Dividend Taxation have changed. This will have an impact on the way in which small single and multiple owner companies will chose to draw their profits or salaries. Changes:  The notional 10% tax … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Persons with Significant Control and your obligations

As of the 6th of April Companies are required to maintain a new company register known as the Register of Persons with Significant Control. What is the change? From the 6th of April 2016 UK Companies will be required to … Continue reading

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Companies countdown to new transparency regulations

Companies are on a countdown to comply with new regulations around transparency of ownership. As part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, unlisted UK companies and LLPs will have to identify those people with significant control over … Continue reading

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For Richer, For Poorer But Not Free Till Its Final.

The Supreme Court has allowed a former wife’s appeal against the dismissal of her claim for financial remedy made 18 years after the couple divorced. In Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 15, Mr Vince and Ms Wyatt had met as … Continue reading

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Setting the boundaries for when staff are tweeting

Businesses  need to sharpen up on terms of employment if they are to tackle bad behaviour on private Twitter feeds. A personal remark on a personal twitter feed can be reasonable grounds for disciplinary action by an employer.  That’s the … Continue reading

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New EU Insolvency Rules – A ‘Win-Win’ solution for businesses and their creditors?

In December 2014 the EU announced new regulations that are aimed at recovering and rescuing struggling businesses, rather than allowing them to fail. EU Justice Commissioner, Věra Jourová, confirmed that the new rules will give “viable businesses a much-needed second … Continue reading

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