Open Exhibitions Ltd
David Edwards Managing Director
Advanced Construction Technologies UK Ltd
A C Benfield Chairman
The Chartered Governance Institute has produced guidance on company directors’ general duties under the Companies Act 2006.
From time to time, I am asked to provide support to a client who’s business is going to demerge or separate. The reasons for splitting a business into separate parts could be one or more of many.
A joint venture is normally two or more parties wishing to carry out a joint commercial enterprise. The structure may vary from setting up a joint venture company or limited liability partnership through to a less formal structure where the joint venture is simply created via a contract.
For anyone who is thinking of buying/selling a business/company, the following link provides an interesting article covering the requirement to give notice of a potential claim under a SPA to the warrantors (usually the sellers) of the business/company.
While we're serious about helping companies with their legal issues, it doesn't mean we have to be too serious about ourselves. Here's a few jokes that have amused us recently about lawyers (and we didn't want our accountant friends to feel left out, so there's a few...
There is often confusion amongst the proprietors of owner/managed businesses between their role as a shareholder and their role as a director. I am often asked to insert provisions into a Shareholders’ Agreement which should really be documented in a Director’s...
Introduction When running a company, dealing with estate planning is often a low priority for the shareholders/directors. However, I have been asked on numerous occasions in the past for advice from families, other shareholders etc after an unexpected death of a...
If you are considering selling your business, there are things you can do to maximise its value. For example: Accounts and books – prospective buyers will usually require at least three years of accounts so ensure the financial information is accurate and up-to-date....
In a recent case before the High Court, it was said that a lawyer had entered into a contract for the sale of land on behalf of his client by sending an email.
As all accountants know, when a director/shareholder in a small private company wants to leave, it is sometimes difficult to find a buyer for his/her shares. Often, the other shareholders do not have the money to purchase the shares so the seller might turn to the Company.