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I have an online business – what do I need to know?  

One of the silver linings to emerge during the Covid-19 pandemic is a huge surge in the e-commerce activities with many people reassessing their work/life balance, a widespread acceptance of working from home or even finding themselves unexpectedly unemployed.    As a result, we have been working closely with a number of businesses and website designers to help online businesses achieve compliance in this area either by preparing fresh policies from scratch or updating their existing policies.  We like to…

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The Section 26 Notice and what this means for commercial landlords and tenants

Here we look at the tenant’s section 26 request for a new lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later.   The Section 26 request As long as the tenancy does not exclude the Act, is not…

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Tiger law: Routes into law

Why you should have a Shareholders’ Agreement

A Shareholders’ Agreement is an arrangement amongst a company’s shareholders describing how the company should be operated and the shareholders' rights and obligations. It includes information on the regulation of the shareholders' relationship with each other, the management of the company, ownership and transfer of company shares and the obligations and protections of shareholders. A properly drafted Shareholders' Agreement should ensure that all shareholders are treated fairly and that their rights are protected.     When a new company is first…

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Title: Winding up a company in debt: the death knell for a debtor?

At Tiger Law, w e have successfully wound up companies and , on the other side of the coin, we  have also successfully  blocked  people trying to wind up our clients  and saved them  from aggressive creditors .    We have seen many clients  considering starting insolvency proceedings against a debtor  themselves   or  either threatened with insolvency proceedings .  Whichever side of the proceedings you fall on,  once the winding up process is embarked upon,  it can be a…

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Decision Making within a Company

The decisions made within a Company are either the Directors’ responsibility or fall on the shareholders. Whilst quite often, a shareholder will also be a director (and vice versa), it is important to keep the decisions to be made separate. The shareholders make decisions as owners, and the directors make decisions as the managers of the company. When setting up a company, it is often the case that the initial members (shareholders) and directors are friendly and anticipate no issues with…

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Conflict of Interest: A director’s duty to disclose

Conflict of Interest A director’s duty to disclose We’ve been hearing the term “Conflict of Interest” bandied about quite a bit lately, especially in some of the – erm – interesting news items coming from across the Pond. It’s a serious matter and not just for Presidents and their families, UK company directors are subject to some very strict regulations regarding how they manage their various roles and interests. These laws can apply to members of their immediate families too,…

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Fair Shares: Shareholder Agreements for the Real World

Fair Shares Shareholder Agreements for the Real World At their best, as with all legal documents, Shareholders' Agreements are about creating successful business relationships based on clarity and understanding of each other's rights and responsibilities. As legal advisors, our role is to ensure that you have covered and provided for both typical and unexpected events that might alter or have an impact on your control of what is rightfully yours. The goal is to ensure that everyone involved is protected…

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