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Brenda Smyth discusses the hurdles you can face in the race to administer estates

Recent changes at the Probate Registry designed to make it easier to obtain a Grant of Probate may encourage executors to try to deal with the administration of an estate themselves without professional assistance. However, obtaining the Grant is only the first hurdle and not the finishing line and after issue of the Grant there are still traps for the unwary.
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Family Court Or Mediation: Your Options Explained

When a relationship breaks down, it can be a difficult time for the whole family. The parties involved may not know where to turn and the confusion can cause a lot of stress. Whilst it is sometimes necessary to take matters to court, the parties may be able to resolve relationship issues through less formal means — often through mediation.
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When A Commercial Tenant Goes Into Administration: A Landlord’s Guide

In recent years, commercial landlords have been facing one question more frequently than in a long time — what happens when their tenant goes into administration and what rights do they have as a landlord? To answer this question, it is important to first understand what administration is and how this process affects the options open to commercial landlords.
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GDPR: What Happens If You Don’t Comply

This year, there have been few political or legal developments that have dominated headlines as much as Brexit. If there is one topic that has come even close, it is the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Alert to Landlords

John Todd of AMD Solicitors provides an update after the final sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 come into force.
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Everything You Need To Know About Registering A Trade mark

For most SMEs, all or part of the goodwill of the business will be held in the business name or brand logo. It stands to reason therefore that the goodwill is worth protecting.  Subject to meeting certain criteria, a business name, logo, strapline or slogan could be protected via registration as a UK trade mark.
Anna Sivula Read our story

Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?

Anna Sivula, Solicitor in AMD’s Commercial team, discusses the benefits of shareholders’ agreements.
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Why you might need to restructure your business

No matter the size of your business, there may come a time when a change is needed. Whether you’re looking to expand or downsize, it’s important to consider when it might be appropriate to restructure your business and what the practical or tax implications could be.
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What is a joint venture agreement?

A joint venture can take many forms. Taking the widest definition, this can mean a strategic arrangement between two or more businesses, where resources are pooled, to work together on a specific project or an ongoing basis. Joint ventures are a useful way of collaborating with other businesses and to combine different areas of expertise for targeted or general business purposes.