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Business Law

Partnership vs Private Limited Company

When starting a new business, it is important to understand the main differences between the two types before you register. A private limited company is a legal entity, run by directors and owned by shareholders. Often, in smaller companies, these are the same people. Limited companies are required ...

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Employment Law

The Dos and Don'ts of Staff Poaching

Companies have long eyed up competitors’ talent with a view to bringing them on board to increase their own competitiveness. However, this activity is fraught with danger in terms of potential legal consequences. There are many dos and don’ts of staff poaching. If a company has an eye on a...

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Contract Law

Contracts: what’s in a name?

When entering into a contract it is important to ensure the name of the party you are contracting with is correct. However, if a mistake is made all may not be lost. There are two recent High Court cases on this point (outlined below). The cases show that it may not be fatal to name a contracting...

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Trusts

Property in Trust explained

Before learning about how to create a Trust, we recommend reading ‘what is a Trust?’. How is Property in Trust created? A trust is created by a ‘settlor’, who transfers some (or all) of their property to a ‘trustee’. The trustee will then hold that Trust property for the benefit of the...

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