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Buying from administrators: maximising the opportunity to expand

The recent entrance into administration of The Body Shop has sparked a lot of conversations around the use of the process by companies....

Managing menopause in the workplace

With millions on the receiving end of menopause symptoms, Pam Loch of Loch Associates believes now is the time to place the issue on...

Future employment versus settlement agreements

Employers typically want to compromise as many claims as possible in settlement agreements offered to employees including future claims. Clarifying...

An introduction to Business Property Relief

Business Property Relief (BPR) is a valuable tax relief provided by the government to encourage investment in certain business assets....

When life gets in the way of a great plan!

Many businesses wait for problems to emerge, rather than anticipating them. Early attention can save a lot of cost and aggravation...

Are references now a waste of time?

Throughout employment history, references have played a substantial role in the recruitment process. However, given the relative sparsity...

The changing landscape of costs recovery

New legislation regarding recovering costs in a civil dispute has been recently introduced. Where the government has sought to...

Accident waiting to happen

There’s plenty that can go wrong in a workplace. From colleague clashes, to health and safety hazards, right the way through...

Is the M&A market about to turn?

Private Equity (PE) has been notable by its absence in 2023, and the resulting M&A market was more challenging, with less pressure...

When the going gets tough, directors get going

My previous articles focussed on seizing the opportunities economic challenges create, and minimising supply chain risks in the meantime....

Within its sights: Energy transition in the South

There is untapped scope for the South to become a major player in the energy transition discussion, according to international law...

Cohabitation: Is the current UK legislation in need of reform?

Although couples in cohabiting relationships form part of the fastest-growing family type, many people are still under the impression...

Are employees calling the shots now?

The dynamics of the employer-employee relationship have undergone a significant transformation in recent years, marked by a shift in...

Data transfers home and overseas: Ensuring safe passage

Navigating the rules surrounding the transfer of personal data to different countries around the world can be complex. Multiple scenarios...

Asset protection trusts – the pitfalls

Our specialist Private Client team at Mayo Wynne Baxter meets many clients who have sought advice in the past, and prepared trusts,...

The rising costs of DSARs for businesses

A recent surge in data subject access requests (DSARs) is costing businesses millions of pounds, with the  average individual...

Employee share schemes

These provide and allow key employees to have an equity interest in your business, without the risk of creating minority shareholder...

Will you resolve to get your affairs in order in the New Year?

Thinking about Christmas usually conjures images of family and friends having fun, but it can also be a time of sadness, remembering...

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