We understand that the subject of migration and relocation is deeply personal. Whether that be bringing a loved one across to the UK or it’s a little more complicated. We reflect this in our advice and approach, assisting individuals, families, SMEs as well as corporate clients. If you are looking for information and guidance on UK Immigration for Individuals or Business, we have a dedicated site to answer many of your preliminary questions, please follow the link www.ukvisa.info
Of course, it goes without saying that we offer a number of specialisms that a built on our years of experience in commercial and residential property. What this means for you, is that not only are we familiar on ground, but are also comfortable in dealing with small office leases to complex, high-value property or litigation matters. If you see yourself as a developer or you are an individual moving home or starting a business, we’re at home acting for you. And if you’re a funder, our approach is in providing commercially viable and economically sound solutions.
We work with our clients to manage risk and to avoid litigation wherever possible. Our lawyers have longstanding experience in understanding, interpreting and handling commercial and civil disputes. Where appropriate, our lawyers draw on their international expertise and our insights into relevant cultural differences, which allows us to seamlessly handle complex local or cross-border cases that you may be facing. Our lawyers settle disputes in the most appropriate manner, whether by mediation, adjudication or expert determination. This makes them reliable partners and strong advocates for our clients’ interests. Adding Value Whilst we offer a cohesive dispute resolution service, identifying and advising on related issues as they arise. We can also provide specialist advice on:
Of course, the more you can agree in the heads of terms, the better the understanding between the parties and faster the transaction will proceed. But there will be times where you have just too much to manage, with getting your business up & running or to the next growth stage so having us support you at the outset, means that we can work with you to strike a fair balance between the parties and so that the transaction proceeds more quickly smoothly. The interpretation of leases e.g. rent review clauses and service charge provisions. Exercising break clauses Tenant insolvency – rights and remedies. Lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 together with any tactical considerations.
It’s difficult and unsettling when married and domestic couples’ relationships breakdown, more so when there are children involved. So, you can expect a sympathetic but objective ear and we’ll hand hold you as we jointly work with you to solve the issues which have arisen as a consequence of the breakdown of your marriage or relationship, including property settlement, children’s issues and child support. And we’ll make every effort to avoid delays, stress, and the costs of Court proceedings by negotiating settlements through mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
It’s a really unsettling feeling when you’re the one having difficulties in the workplace, whether you’re feeling discriminated against, at the brunt of workplace bullying or you have had your employment terminated without good reason. Be reassured that those butterflies in your stomach won’t be there all the time. Just because you don’t know whether you should say something or do something, doesn’t mean that you can’t. We’re here to help and we’ll start by listening.
We know the stress managing employee claims, such as unfair dismissal, general protection disputes and breach of contract can take its toll on a business and on the people involved, that’s why we have taken a different approach and that comes from years of working closely with organisations and employers like yours across a broad range of industries. We’ll listen first, understand your business needs and provide specialist and practical advice to resolve the issues. After all we too run a business, so we know what you’ll be going through and if it means us helping you drafting a new set of new harassment and bullying policies, we’ll help you do just that.
It goes without saying that you’ll already have plenty on your plate, whether you’re taking on a lease of a new premises or you are merging with another business or negotiating terms for a complex overseas deal. We understand this very well. So, we’ll guide you through all communications with stakeholders and work with you to prioritise the big issues whether that be navigating through complex regulatory requirements or stress test warranties, indemnities, liability limitations and jurisdiction clauses.
We already understand what it’s like to be a business, because we’re one too, and that’s why we’ll invest time in understanding your objectives and work alongside you to achieve them, whether you need legal advice on matters to help your businesses develop and grow, whether organically or through mergers and acquisitions. Oh, and we’re not too small to guide some of the world’s leading corporates, commercial organisations, financial institutions and governments through a range of stages of their corporate development and we’ve done so across a broad spectrum of sectors, so we can advise and facilitate you, if you are an overseas Companies in opening offices or acquiring businesses or assets in the UK.
Granted, we can’t make writing a Will fun and when whatever stage of life you are at, you’re still young and there are a million and one exciting things you would rather do but it’s really not such a long and laborious process as you might think. After all, a Will simply declares your wishes and provides instructions for your family. Will aren’t just about money and having a Will isn’t just for wealthy people. Even if you don’t have many assets to bequest, a Will can outline the guardians for your children; allow you to make charitable bequests, or even decide who should NOT be receiving anything from your estate.
Inheritance planning or thinking about what should go into your Will is not a job anyone relishes, but if you fit into any of the above, have property, a fair amount of assets, of have children, you may want to consider putting together a Will, as none of us knows what the future holds. We all want to leave something behind for our loved ones. We’re all about removing the burden, if you pass away without leaving a will, you could leave costs and complications for your loved ones to deal with, alongside a great deal of heartache. Having a Will in place means the better protected your loved ones will be. And remember, a will can be revised later if necessary, or written to take into account certain changes you expect.
And for those Family owned businesses, succession planning will always start with a Will. When writing a Will, our experts will look at all aspects of your estate and financial affairs to advise you appropriately and this can include lifetime gifts and trust structures. And when you’re left dealing with a loved one’s affairs when they have passed away, we know how complicated and confusing, especially at a difficult and emotional time. So, when you task us with acting as Executors of a Will, not only do we have the legal responsibility of establishing the extent of the deceased estate, we’re also mindful that this is a difficult and emotional time, so we’ll manage with care and consideration paying the liabilities and expenses of your family member, including any inheritance tax where applicable, and we’ll be considerate in distributing the remaining residual balance of the estate to the chosen beneficiaries.
Maybe you have already heard of A Lasting Power of Attorney or never heard the phrase LPA when people talk about Wills or planning. It allows you to appoint someone that you trust as an ‘Attorney’ to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer wish to, or when you lack the mental capacity to do so. They can be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian and cover:
If you’re thinking about setting up your own company or you have already crossed that wavy line into entrepreneurship, then we’re with you. In fact, we’re more than just here as legal support. We know the challenges of starting up and growing a new business and when specialist legal advice and support is most urgently required at the birth of a new company, we know all too well how this also happens to be the time when financial resources are at their most scarce.
So, we’ve come up with our Business buddy package, where the legal advice and support that you need to succeed, is on the basis of a fee arrangement which supports the growth of the business during the start-up and scale-up phases. From a corporate perspective, this can range from assisting with the choice of the business medium through which the new venture will be carried on – a private company, a public company, a limited liability partnership or as a sole trader – through to preparing suitable forms of shareholders’ agreements or partnership agreements.
Our approach has always been to provide practical advice and guidance to domestic and international charities and non-profit organisations. Of course, we’re very familiar with current issues and concerns across the charity sector, so we can tailor our service through guidance notes, giving advice or by handholding to individual charity clients. We recognise the specific needs of the sector, and the ever-increasing emphasis on governance and best practice. So, whether you are a large aid organisation such as the United Nations, a start-up, a social enterprise, a community organisation or a family foundation, we have a real understanding of issues, both large and small, that you may face on a day-to-day basis and we offer a comprehensive service to you.
Small charities should ask about our Buddy package.