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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.
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Be careful what you wish for – a Court of Appeal case examined

Alison Dukes of AMD Solicitors considers the recent Court of Appeal case of Waggott v Waggott on spousal maintenance.
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Protect your Property from Fraud

Sophie Haskins of AMD Solicitors outlines some ways you can protect yourself from property fraud.
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Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney - Refunds due from the Office of the Public Guardian

Have you registered an enduring or lasting power of attorney in the last 5 years? If you have then you will be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee.
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Preparing for GDPR: What does this mean for my business?

What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will replace the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). The GDPR is intended to strengthen and harmonise data protection laws across the EU.
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Management buyouts: What do you need to know?

A management buyout (MBO) can be an investment opportunity for non-equity managers or a tactical play by founders or senior shareholders to support their exit strategy. In this article, we will explain the basics of what SME companies should think about when they consider an MBO.
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At what point should you consult a solicitor when starting a business?

For anyone interested in starting up a new business, the excitement can become quickly overwhelming. With so much to take on and consider, starting a business is very different in reality than the idea suggests. It’s very hard to start a business without any kind of professional assistance, yet a service many people forget to involve in the early stages is a commercial solicitor.