2014 in Business – A record breaking year for start-ups!

NEW FIGURES REVEAL RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR START-UPS, SAYS START UP BRITAIN London and South East maintain entrepreneurial power house status Birmingham top performing city outside of South East Entrepreneurial activity in Manchester booming, making it the hot spot of the North High levels of growth in Yorkshire and Humberside, and the East Midlands UK Read More …

M&A Update: Financial Assistance in Corporate Transactions

Using the target to assist with the financing of an acquisition Prior to the Companies Act 2006, “Financial assistance” i.e. a target company using its own funds to purchase its own shares, was prohibited in both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, unless a “whitewash” procedure followed. In order to carry out the whitewash procedure a Read More …

Good news for claimants in hip metal device actions

Gregory Abrams Davidson on committee leading litigation Gregory Abrams Davidson (GAD) LLP has become one of just five specialist solicitors in the country to be included on a steering committee to lead litigation against DePuy, the company behind Pinnacle, a metal hip device that has been subject to a large number of high profile legal Read More …

Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse Injuries? You may have a claim!

Have You Been Injured As a result of the Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse? if So, You may be entitled to claim for Compensation. Although ‘London’s theatres ARE safe’, according to West End bosses, in the aftermath of the Apollo ceiling collapse on Thursday night, there is a large question mark over the historic and ornate Read More …

Biz Tip #11: Handle Data With Care

If you handle personal information about individuals, you will need to make sure your business fully complies with its obligations under current data protection legislation. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #10: Try Keep Your Customers Satisfied

When responding to a customer complaint, my advice is to stop the problem before it gets worse. Take swift action. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #9: Avoid Personal Guarantees

If you can help it, try to avoid putting your own neck on the line by personally guaranteeing business debts. Jonathan Abrams is a Commercial Lawyer at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP. You can contact him or our Property Department at jabrams@gadllp.co.uk or +44 (0)20 7979 2066.

Biz Tip #8: Premises

A fancy office is no fast track to success and you should think long and hard before wasting valuable start-up funds on leasing expensive premises. Serviced or “virtual” offices can be just as effective, with lower costs, month-to-month contracts and no or low break fees and depending on your business, your own home may be Read More …

Biz Tip #7: Marketing and Advertising

The underlying theme with all advertising is to make sure it isn’t misleading or advertising anything illegal or illicit.  In addition, when creating an advert, make sure there is no association between your brand and a trademark that is not owned by you.   Fine print is key, as it includes specific details about who Read More …

Biz Tip #6: On Good Terms

Ensure your terms of business are specific to your business and watertight! Simply using generic terms found on the internet will place your business in a vulnerable position as they are unlikely to stand up under scrutiny. When you are dealing with client or another business, ensure they are aware of your terms and that Read More …