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Transition from Libor to Sonia

16 Jul, 2019
Borrowers and Lenders take note – the FCA has advised that LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) will end in 2021 and are encouraging the adoption of SONIA (the Sterling...
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Advertising, technology & media

Cripps Pemberton Greenish sponsors the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2019

18 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Cripps Pemberton Greenish are delighted to support the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA), an annual awards scheme produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council.  Now...
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Enfranchisement and lease extension

18 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 has now been with us for 50 years. Originally intended to allow enfranchisement of lower rateable value houses, it was amended significantly by the...
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The Right to Manage - a short guide

17 Jun, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 commonhold and leasehold reform act 2002 By Section 37 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 the High Court was given the power to appoint a receiver or...
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Residential property / Tax advice / Tax returns

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Non-UK resident surcharge consultation

3 May, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please find below our official response paper to the Stamp Duty Land Tax: Non-UK resident surcharge consultation which was submitted on Friday 3 May 2019. For further information...
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Food & drink

Buying or selling a franchise

1 May, 2019
Food and drink franchising continues to be one of the UK’s biggest growth areas. Kevin Finlayson, Associate with law firm Cripps, incorporating Pemberton Greenish, offers some...
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Tax advice

Guidance note for establishing and maintaining non-UK (off shore) corporate tax residence

12 Apr, 2019
Whether or not a business is UK ‘resident’ will determine the level of UK corporation tax it has to pay. A UK resident company will have to pay UK corporation tax on all of its...
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Commercial dispute resolution / Legal advice for directors / Shareholder Disputes / Family businesses

Unfair prejudice petitions — quasi-partnerships and the importance of fairness (Re Westshield Ltd Waldron v Waldron)

10 Apr, 2019
Dispute Resolution analysis: In Re Westshield Ltd Waldron v Waldron, the court considered the circumstances when a company might be described as a ‘quasi-partnership’ and the...
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Advertising, technology & media

The importance of cyber security

8 Apr, 2019
A cyber attack can lose you money, leave you open to fines, damage your reputation and hamper or even cripple your ability to provide your services, so food service businesses need...
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Guidance note for subsidiaries and group structures

18 Mar, 2019
If your business is expanding, or you want to explore new business opportunities, you may be wondering whether to set up a subsidiary. A subsidiary is a distinct legal entity...
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Food & drink

Managing the Rent Review Process

1 Mar, 2019
Increasing rents are amongst the top concerns for many in the quick service food industry, with reports that in some areas reviews are leading to increases of 50%[1].  Emily...
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Food & drink

Discrimination and Diversity – practical tips for your policies and procedures

1 Mar, 2019
Last year, Starbucks hit the headlines in the wrong way when it closed 8,000 shops in America to train approximately 175,000 employees about racial sensitivity after one store...
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Tax advice / Intellectual property

Time to take a second look at the Transfer Pricing model for IP Portfolios?

12 Feb, 2019
Businesses, particularly large multi-nationals, have increasingly valuable IP portfolios which, typically, they look to manage in the most tax-efficient way.   HMRC is...
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Tax advice / Tax returns / Inheritance planning / Trust creation / Trust management services

Response to consultation 'The Taxation of Trusts: A Review'

5 Feb, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
1          The government seeks views on whether the principles of transparency, fairness and neutrality, and simplicity constitute a reasonable approach to ensure an...
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Corporate transactions

Guidance note: 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

1 Feb, 2019
Published in July 2018, the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (Code) replaces the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code (2016 Code) as the key source of corporate governance...
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Food & drink

The importance of cyber security

1 Feb, 2019
A cyber attack can lose you money, leave you open to fines, damage your reputation and hamper or even cripple your ability to provide your services, so food service businesses need...
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Banking & finance

Liquidated Damages in EPC Contracts

24 Jan, 2019
Borrowers, Lenders and Investors should take note of the recent case of GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions SL (formerly Prosolia Siglio XXI) [2018] EWHC 2866 (Comm) which...
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Commercial contracts

Why are the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations such a big deal for businesses?

22 Jan, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
It has become commonplace, particularly through online sales, for businesses to pass to the customer the additional fees they are being charged by banks and other intermediaries to...
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Disputes / Commercial dispute resolution

Guide to Dealing with a Small Claim

13 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
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Commercial dispute resolution / Banking & finance / Consumer Law

Guidance note for frozen bank accounts

6 Dec, 2018
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Have you had your bank account frozen without explanation?  This guidance note explains what can cause your account to be frozen and provides guidance if you find yourself in this...
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