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Top 10 things to consider if you are starting a business

Looking at starting a business? There’s a lot to think about and potentially a lot of legal complexity so we’ve summarised our top 10 tips below: Protecting your business name If you’re looking to incorporate your business as a limited company, once you have registered the name at Companies House you’ll have some protection as […]

Business Sales: Warranties and Indemnities

The sale of a company can be risky for both the buyer and seller of the shares. Shares could be transferred using nothing more than a two page stock transfer form! With the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) applying this would provide little, or no, protection for the buyer and could leave them inheriting […]

Buying a house: Stamp Duty Land Tax

Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) must be paid when you purchase a residential property for £125,000 or more in England, Northern Ireland or Wales. The amount of SDLT due must be paid to HMRC within 14 days of you buying your home, otherwise you will likely be charged a late payment penalty, plus interest, by […]

Succession Planning and Witney Business Breakfast …

Pass the reins, not the pain! Succession Planning for your business … Business owners all have something in common: accepting that you cannot run your businesses forever. What do you want for yourself and your business? Have you considered all of the options? Will your business be ready for you to leave when the time […]

Selling your Business “The course of true love never did run smooth”

Many owners expect they will know the identity of the likely buyer of their business. They expect they will be able to handle the negotiations themselves and will not need a broker or corporate adviser to represent them. In this case the owner we were representing (I will call him John) had personal experience of […]