Company law

Closing your business and avoiding unfair dismissal claims

January 17, 2013

In the light of this recent news story about the success of a woman in her claim for unfair dismissal after the business she worked for was shut down we’re going to examine how businesses can potentially avoid liability in such claims if they close down. We’ll therefore look at the following issues: Why might […]

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A brief introduction to entrepreneurs’ relief

December 16, 2012

Entrepreneurs’ Relief was introduced in the Financial Act 2008, replacing the previous taper relief. This is an important tax relief and can save persons selling their business and/or shares a huge amount of money in avoided tax payments. It can therefore be hugely beneficial (if the circumstances are right) to take expert employment law advice […]

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Can directors make an unfair dismissal claim?

November 15, 2012

Following on from Chris Hadrill’s post on the duties of directors at Direct 2 Lawyers we thought that it would be interesting to consider whether directors are employees or not for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 – effectively whether they’re entitled to bring a claim for unfair dismissal against their employer, the […]

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Can a commercial solicitor advise me on the formation of my company?

November 25, 2011

A commercial solicitor can advise you on the full range of issues relating to the formation of your company. A competent commercial solicitor will generally precede this advice with an examination of whether a company structure is indeed the most appropriate business structure for your business. It may be that a limited liability partnership or […]

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Welcome to Commercial Blawg

May 31, 2011

Welcome to Commercial Blawg, a legal news blog on commercial law for commercial lawyers, businesses and potential clients of commercial solicitors. A complex area requiring advice from specialist solicitors, commercial law and practice spans many areas and demands of commercial deals including but not limited to the incorporation of companies, shareholders’ agreements, mergers & acquisitions, […]

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