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Andrews Ritson Directors Briefings Update

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Andrews Ritson – Directors Briefings – Update   Our series of successful and well received Directors Briefings continue early next month, and there have been a couple of changes to our earlier published timetable.   The October session is on Thursday 11th (8am start), and the subject has been changed to Shareholder Agreements.  Rob Andrews will cover what they are, what they contain, and how they benefit business owners.  …

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Opportunity To Join Our Commercial Team

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Want to join one of the West Midlands most innovative law firms? We are: A community based law firm offering legal services to businesses and their owners across the U.K; Constantly looking for new ways to deliver services to our clients; A new voice in the world of legal services; A fun place to be We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and committed individual in our commercial team to…

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Protecting Your Brand – Passing Off Explained

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With the continued and ever-increasing impact of your business’s on-line brand, the importance of protecting that brand has never been more significant. At Andrews Ritson we have noticed an increase in the number of enquiries and claims that we are dealing with of this nature. There appears to be an increasing number of start-ups that are attempting to ‘piggy back’ on the goodwill and reputation of other longstanding businesses, and…

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Introducing Our New Series of How To Guides

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  A Series of Brief Guides Offering Useful Tips and Guidance on Common Legal Subjects Our How To …….. series of guides is designed to offer you some useful tips and guidance on how to deal with common legal issues such as commencing a debt claim, enforcing judgements, setting up a company, structuring a shareholder agreement and more. These guides are not designed to be exhaustive, they are intended to…

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Spotlight on Mediation by Rob Andrews

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So mediation really does work. As a mediator I know this anyway, as my experience has shown me this time and time again. One of the reasons why it is so successful is that it allows the parties to find a solution to their dispute which a court cannot provide. What I mean by this is that a court can be quite dimensional in the remedies it can order i.e….

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Litigation Update: Disclosure Pilot Scheme

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The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales are expected to launch a pilot scheme in 2018 for new rules governing disclosure in civil claims. The proposed new rules are going through a period of feedback until February 2018 and the pilot is expect to commence shortly thereafter. The pilot, and the proposed changes, will remove the assumption in civil claims that Standard Disclosure simply applies and will require…

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Estate Agents Forum A Success

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As part of our initiative to work closer with estate agents, our Estate Agents Forum has proved a huge success with local agents. The 2 hour session covers topics such as searches and money laundering and also includes a walkthrough of a conveyancing transaction from start to finish. “The session has proved immensely popular with the local Bridgnorth agents” says Director, Jonathan Ritson. “The aim was for us to provide…

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Budget 2017

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Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his first budget speech today. Key measures include: Business Rates – £1,000.00 discount for pubs with rateable value of less than £100,000.00. £50.00 per month cap on increases for small businesses no longer eligible for small business relief. £300 million discretionary fund. National Insurance – Class 4 contributions to increase to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in 2019. Class 2 contributions to be abolished in…

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Article 50 Brexit Appeal

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On 24th January the Supreme Court issued a judgement, by a majority of 8 to 3 to the effect that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give notice to the European Union of the UK’s decision to withdraw from it. The decision was given on appeal by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union against a decision of the High Court in proceedings brought…

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Breakfast Seminar A Huge Success

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The latest instalment of our Director’s Breakfast Briefings, held on 1st December proved a huge success. Business owners from across the region were in attendance to listen to advice provided by our employment solicitor Anna Bunning on a wide range of topics including the National Living Wage, Sick Leave and Zero Hours Contracts. “The aim was to provide employers with an update on some key changes to employment law” said Anna….

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