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Jonathan Craig
    • Jonathan Craig

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New Paralegal welcomed to Commercial & Employment departments

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The Partners at BakerLaw LLP are delighted to welcome Oliver Salmon as the firm’s new Paralegal in the Company Commercial and Employment departments. Following completion of Oliver's law degree, in tandem with his Paralegal...

Should I Transfer my Business to a Private Limited Company? (Part 3)

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Some Advantages of Private Limited Companies. The main advantage of a private limited company is that it has limited liability. This means that in the event of insolvency the amount a shareholder can lose is limited to the amount the shareholder paid for...

Should I Transfer my Business to a LLP? (Part 2)

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Information on LLPs LLPs combine the flexible structure of a general partnership with the benefits of limited liability. LLPs – Some Differences from General Partnerships The owners of an LLP are called members, rather than partners, and within...

Should I Transfer my Business to an LLP or Limited Company? (Part 1)

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Advantages of General Partnership Confidentiality is the biggest advantage of a general partnership (i.e. a partnership which is not a limited partnership, or an LLP). There is usually no requirement to publish partnership accounts. The relationship...

Thinking Of Selling Your Business? (Part 3)

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How to Reduce the Possibility of a Warranty Claim. Make sure you use good lawyers, experienced in negotiating warranties, indemnities and seller limitation clauses. Ensure that the time limit for bringing claims is appropriate. Do not delay in...

Thinking Of Selling Your Business? (Part 2)

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Recommendations For Improving The Efficiency Of The Sale Process. At the start of the sale process allocate responsibility for distribution of company information to potential purchasers to one person, and ensure an accurate audit trail is maintained....

Thinking Of Selling Your Business?

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(Part 1) If you own a limited company, the first step is to decide whether to sell the shares or its assets. Each case is different, but the sale of shares (usually the seller’s preference) may lead to a more complex sale contract being...

Is Your Business Cookie Compliant?

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The lead in period for compliance expired in May 2012 but 4 years on and many websites are still not cookie compliant. The ICO is currently free to consider using its enforcement powers to compel compliance, and the maximum fine for the most serious cases...

BakerLaw's Company Commercial Team Grows

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Following the appointment of the firm’s first two trainee solicitors on 1 September, the Partners of BakerLaw LLP are delighted to announce the firm’s further growth with the arrival of Associate solicitor Julia Weeks and paralegal Holly Taylor. ...

BakerLaw Sponsors House of Commons Business Event

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BakerLaw’s Partners Amanda Glover, Jonathan Craig and Andrew Peters were delighted to be approached to support the Anglo-US business development networking event ‘Hampshire and Fairfax County Working Together’ at the House of Commons...

Limitation of liability clauses

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Whilst thankfully the events that unfolded at Old Trafford on Sunday ultimately proved to be a false alarm, with no injury or harm to the public, the cause of the event provides a stark example of why private contractors should carefully review the liability...

Do the recently introduced PSC Register obligations affect your business?

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As of 6 April 2016 following amendments to the Companies Act 2006 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, most UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are now required to keep a register of people with significant control...

BakerLaw LLP advises on sale of Moms Fabulous Foods

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BakerLaw LLP advises the owner/managers of Surrey-based gourmet hot dog company Moms Fabulous Foods in relation to the sale of their business to Peter’s Food Service. Acting on behalf of Moms owner/managers, the transaction was led by Jonathan...

BakerLaw advises management team on acquisition of DED

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BakerLaw advises management team on acquisition of DED BakerLaw’s corporate partner Jonathan Craig, supported by employment partner Andrew Peters advised Tim Downes lead for the buyer management team on their recent completion of the...

BakerLaw appoints Employment Law Partner

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I am pleased to announce that Andrew Peters has joined BakerLaw as a Partner and Head of Employment. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience and can advise and assist in all employment law related matters. He is a very...

Don't underestimate the importance of a Shareholders' Agreement

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Once the company has been incorporated, shares allotted and trading has commenced, business owner/managers often fall into the trap of leaving the task of preparing a shareholders' agreement to 'another day' and merely relying on the...

BakerLaw LLP Complimentary Trading Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) Workshop

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Does your business buy or sell goods or offer services? Do you provide your customers, clients or suppliers with a written set of your trading T&Cs? If so, when were they last reviewed? Similar to the regular servicing of a motor vehicle, a periodic...

BakerLaw LLP Sponsoring July's FarNet

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FarNet, the regional professionals' networking event, is now in its seventh month and is going from strength to strength. With an invitation list boasting over 200 professionals and with its LinkedIn group membership now exceeding 100, BakerLaw LLP is...