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Whether you are an ambitious startup, high net worth individual, a growing private business, a FTSE 100 company or a multi-national business, our lawyers are passionate about helping you to secure and enhance the value of your business.

We work across all market sectors, with a particular interest in technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.

Our large and varied private sector client base means that different needs and opportunities arise, and we will work closely with you and your other advisers to understand your aims and objectives and the challenges that you face, building a long-term relationship that consistently delivers the right results whatever your business need.

what we do...

  • Dedicated specialists – based in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have teams of lawyers covering the broad range of commercial specialisms, including lawyers with invaluable in-house experience gained across the spectrum of sectors.
  • Our clients – blue chip multi-nationals, listed companies, unquoted public limited companies, privately owned organisations, entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Our sectors – technology, brands, retail, manufacturing, charities & not for profit, transport & logistics, food & drink, energy and sport.
  • Our industry membership - the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, Loan Market Association members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Institute of Credit Management, the Association of Pension Lawyers and The Pensions Advisory Service.

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Legal updates

Market Abuse Regulation – adjusting market expectations

We have seen in recent weeks that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been making enquiries of issuers in order to ascertain whether there has been a breach of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) where, following release of timetabled financial statements, there is a marked change to an issuer’s share price.

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Legal updates

Changes to the PSC regime

The PSC register is a statutory register which must be maintained by certain UK companies and records information about the individuals who have significant control over the company.

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Legal updates

Dividends – are they lawful?

There is no new law in this area, however, in light of some recent inadvertent unlawful dividends, it is worth a reminder that legal requirements for the payment of dividends set out in the Companies Act 2006 need to be strictly complied with.

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Legal updates

Horizon scanning - corporate governance reforms on the way

There is lots going on in relation to corporate governance reform at the moment, following the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November last year.

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