Shareholders often forget that a Shareholders’ Agreement can act as a will for your business.
Often a Shareholders’ Agreement simply covers what shareholders can and can’t do, powers to remove or appoint directors and how dividends are dealt with. In reality, they can do much more. Here are 5 reasons why you need one for your business:(more…)
Brexit finally happened on 31st January, 2020 – but what does this mean for your Intellectual Property rights?
Brexit has paved the way for a potential myriad of changes in how domestic and EU intellectual property rights (IPR) will be protected and administered. While some aspects of Brexit’s effect on IPR have been clarified, uncertainty still surrounds other areas.(more…)
Spoiler alert: if you don’t use Terms & Conditions properly, you’re leaving yourself open to risk.
Business transactions, regardless of the type, are governed by commercial contracts – often referred to as Terms & Conditions, T&Cs, terms of business. Whatever it is called, it means it is contractual obligation to do, or provide something for a certain payment.(more…)
Can employers discriminate against employees’ diet choices? We look at the case of a company that only reimburses expenses for meat-free meals
The question of whether it’s possible to discriminate against diet choices is at the forefront of many employers’ minds this week. This is after a property development company in Manchester publicised their controversial policy of refusing to reimburse staff meals, as expenses, when they contain poultry, pork or red meat.(more…)
The Law of Surprise is a confusing but key plot device in The Witcher series. But could it ever constitute a legally-binding agreement?
The Law of Surprise originates from the mind of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, popularised in the The Witcher series. The series has hit international consciousness through successful adaptations into both video games and, as of January 2020, a hugely popular Netflix series.
The “Law” itself is inspired from Polish and Slavic folklore, and in practice, follows the basic principles of a contract – a transaction that amounts to an exchange of services for payment. So naturally, as both lawyers and box-set enthusiasts, this got us wondering: is there any way this could be a legally-binding agreement outside the confines of fantasy?(more…)