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Delivering solutions for leading global organisations to manage risk and resolve complex disputes

We understand that managing risk and disputes diverts valuable resource and time away from a business’ core objectives. Disputes can prohibit growth, expansion and ultimate success.

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Suppressing stale shareholder disputes

For several decades has assumed that there is no limitation on the period within which minority shareholders can bring an unfair prejudice claim. But the Court of Appeal has now held that statutory limitation does apply to this remedy, and that the exact period of limitation depends on the type of relief being asked for. This has implications for all company directors and shareholders involved in corporate disputes.

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Published on 15 April 2024
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A Match not made in heaven…

For many people, finding love starts with a dating app. More than 10% of UK adults that use the internet participate in online dating. Online dating is big business and brand strategy is a key aspect of obtaining a share of this lucrative market. Given the value of branding, brand protection is a vital component of protecting a business’ investment as well as its reputation and market share. These were all issues in the dispute that recently concluded in the Court of Appeal between a dominant player in the online dating market, Match Group LLC (Match) and Muzmatch, a disruptive innovator.

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Published on 13 February 2024
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Part 26A Restructuring Plans – making business rescue more possible

Over the last few years, the opportunity for businesses in financial difficulty to be rescued by proposing a restructuring plan rather than entering an insolvency procedure has generally been well received by stakeholders. Making this measure more accessible to SMEs may see it become an even more popular regeneration option for businesses and their creditors.

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Published on 26 January 2024

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The Pitfalls of Inadequate Professional Advice

When faced with a legal problem we all want it resolved as soon as possible. Achieving this may depend on who we engage to help us. If professional advisors do not have sufficient and up to date knowledge of all the areas of law that influence a particular matter, one problem may evolve into several others.

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Published on 24 October 2023
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Dealing with a follower notice and accelerated payment notice

We acted for a client who had been served with both a follower notice (FN) and an accelerated payment notice (APN) in relation to a failed tax planning scheme involving a gilt strip.

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Published on 11 December 2020
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Complex reorganisation of company interests and property assets

Working alongside a tax advisory practice, we acted for individual clients on the implementation of a complicated tax-efficient reorganisation of a property company where there had been a shareholder falling out.

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Published on 11 December 2020