Ah golf.  That sport (? – pastime) much beloved of aspiring professionals. Capable of taking up infinite amounts of two things which for any working person are in short supply: time and money.  And for what? For what indeed. Few things can compare to the pleasure of standing over a stationary golf ball on a…

The long-awaited Supreme Court decision as to whether a landlord can succeed under Section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 has decided that in the case of S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited 2018 where the Court unanimously allowed the tenant’s appeal in the much anticipated decision on the meaning…

In late 2017, the Charity Commission received complaints that international think tank The Legatum Institute Foundation was political and acting to promote the views of “pro-Brexiteers”. Barrett & Co’s Jane Whitfield looks at the Charity Commission’s findings. The Legatum Institute Foundation is an international think tank and educational charity based in London. On the landing…

Interfering with another person’s contractual relationship is unlawful, and with the right legal advice, you may be able to claim appropriate compensation for loss of profit or other earnings. In a recent case, the worlds of science fiction and contract law collided, when a Star Wars fan was unlawfully prevented from beaming an interview with…

Are you 100% up to date with your human resource policies? Want to update all your policies today? Justin Sadler’s HR pack for 2017 is just for you. This excellent range of 16 policies contains all of the obvious and not-so-obvious best practices. Get them today by sending an email to Justin – you won’t…

Ever wondered what could happen if you fall out with the other shareholders in your company? A company can become deadlocked if shareholders fall out so that neither party or side can produce a majority. This is often an issue for small companies where the shares have been split 50/50 and there is no shareholder…

As some of you may be aware the long-running ‘chocolate war’ between Cadbury and Nestlé over the shape of the Kit Kat has led to the matter going to the Court of Appeal and a judgement has recently been passed. The case resulted from an attempt by Nestlé to register the shape of the Kit…

There are many key clauses in a lease and this article provides a brief introduction to those you need to be aware of when negotiating a lease. Appointing a solicitor may be seem like an extra cost but having a legal eye review the clauses on your proposed tenancy could save you time, money and…

Does your company have a register of people with “significant control”? From 30 June 2016, companies will have to deliver information to the Companies House PSC Register annually. New register of people with “significant influence or control” Failure to maintain a register is a criminal offence PSC Register data must be submitted to Companies House…

For unincorporated businesses, one of the more important elements of the Chancellor’s statement of 3 December 2014 was the decision to abolish, with immediate effect, entrepreneur’s relief for transfers of goodwill to companies owned by the transferor. Previously, such a transfer was treated as a disposal of a capital asset (goodwill) which qualified for entrepreneur’s relief.  In practice, this meant…

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