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What is a joint venture agreement?

A joint venture agreement can take many forms. taking the widest definition, this will mean a strategic arrangement between two or more businesses, where resources are pooled to work together on a specific project or an ongoing basis.
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The Importance of Lasting Power Of Attorney

Leaving a will ensures our affairs are taken care of after our death but not everyone considers what happens if they are not able to manage their affairs in their lifetime. We as a population are living longer, and it’s possible that one day you will be unable to manage your own financial affairs and welfare.
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FAMILY BUSINESS: HOW TO RESOLVE DISPUTES

Family businesses are not without their difficulties. In the event of a disagreement, it’s often difficult to keep personal feelings and business opinions separate. Below, we look at the issues inherent in family business disputes and how to resolve them.
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Pitfalls of Probate

In the second of a series of articles AMD solicitors discuss the pitfalls of DIY probate. In this instalment Sarah Burgess, a Solicitor dealing with contentious and non-contentious probate, highlights some of the issues she has come across.
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Buying a home? What you need to know about insurance between exchange and completion

In the conveyancing transaction there are two key stages. The first is known as exchange of contracts and the second is completion.
Grant Articles Read our story

What you should know about due diligence

Grant McCall, Director and Commercial Corporate solicitor at AMD Solicitors, outlines the importance of conducting due diligence on a target business when considering whether to invest or buy shares in the business.
Janine Harris, Solicitor Read our story

EPC changes – what Landlords need to know

Janine Harris, Head of Commercial Property at AMD Solicitors outlines the Government’s phased roll out starting from April 2018 of the EPC legislation on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
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Supreme Court ruling confirms self-employed plumber was a worker

The Supreme Court recently delivered its ruling on the Pimlico Plumbers case, a case which has attracted media attention in recent years, regarding workers' rights. Our experienced Employment Solicitors, Liz Highams and Chris Brown, discuss the decision.
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Prenuptial agreements: Do you need one?

If you are bringing personal or business assets into a marriage, you may benefit from a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup”. These kinds of agreements are no longer just associated with the rich - families from all income levels should consider how to protect their assets in the event of a divorce.
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Shareholder Disputes And Unfair Prejudice

Disputes between shareholders are not uncommon. Below, we consider shareholders’ rights, and the actions a shareholder may take if they’re concerned that the actions of other shareholders or directors prejudice their shareholding.