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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.
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When should I write a will?

Your will is an important document that outlines what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. It gives you the power to express how you would like your estate to be distributed.