PSC Register – Foreign Holding Companies

From 6 April 2016, UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to hold, and maintain a register of people with significant control (“PSC Register”). They will also be required to file this information with Companies House from 30 June 2016. This reflects the UK government’ commitment to increase transparency of company ownership Read More …

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies: Jan to Mar 2016

Data from the Office of National Statistics reveals that in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2016 there were 114 successfully completed domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies. Despite quarter-on-quarter volatility, the total number of M&A involving UK companies remains at a historically low level of activity.   The full report is available Read More …

The Business Show 2016

As part of their drive to develop and build on its growing Business Services Department, Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP took a stand at The Business Show 2016 on 11th and 12th May at the Excel Arena in London. The firm was represented on both days by Jonathan Abrams, Partner and Head of Corporate Law Services, Read More …

Ban on Corporate Directors

At present, UK companies are permitted to have corporate directors – that is, one or more legal persons (such as a company or limited liability partnership) who are directors – so long as one director is a natural person (i.e. an individual). This is to change later this year, as part of the Government’s drive Read More …

People With Significant Control

Company changes in force 6 April 2016 From 6 April 2016, companies will have to maintain a register of ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC). The press release from the Department of Business and Skills states: ‘The PSC register will include information about the individuals who own or control companies including their name, month and year Read More …

Limitation – How Long Do You Have To Take Action?

In the UK (England and Wales) these are the relevant dates for limitation for the listed causes of action: Contract: Six years from the Date of Breach Tort (excluding Personal injury and latent damage): Six years from the date the damage is suffered. Personal injury: Three years from the date the damage occurred or the Read More …

An Increase in Pressure Sore Claims

The Clinical Negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have recently noticed a growing trend in cases concerning the poor treatment of pressure sores/ulcers which affect many members of the population, both young and old. These wounds, more commonly referred to as bed sores, can be incredibly distressing and lead to pain, immobility and even death. Read More …

Brand Protection: Defamation

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH QUARTER EDITION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAGAZINE Defamation is a publication to a third party of an untrue statement against a reputation exposing the claimant to hatred, contempt or ridicule in the eyes of right thinking members of society. It is governed by common law and Read More …

Hospital bosses to be fined if patients get bed sores

HOSPITAL bosses will be fined £500 every time an NHS patient gets a serious bed sore at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch or the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove. The fines would be imposed on NHS bosses in Worcestershire and across the region for patients with grade three or four pressure ulcers (the most Read More …