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Music Festivals - How to give sound advice

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this  Coffee Break Briefing ,  Malcolm Niekirk  looked at the sort of issues that an insolvency professional may have to deal with when advising a distressed music festival. He discusses the realisable assets that may be found in a music...

How can permitted development rights be used in commercial leases?

Patsy Whitford
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Due to the changes to normal working requirements and the potential reduction in the need for traditional office space, could you use permitted development rights to develop your property or change the use to facilitate a different type of business or housing?

Commercial Property Solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at permitted development rights, describing what they are, what they can be used for and the potential issues one may run into.

Insolvency Professionals advising a distressed music festival

Malcolm Niekirk
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In his latest Coffee Break Briefing, Malcolm Niekirk looked at the sort of issues that an insolvency professional may have to deal with when advising a distressed music festival. He discusses the realisable assets that may be found in a music festival, the dependencies and the insolvency options. This is the summary article from that briefing, the dependencies and the insolvency options.

Commercial Tenancies and COVID legislation: What protections are set to come to an end?

Hannah Martin
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In this article, Commercial Property Solicitor Hannah Martin provides the dates for when the reliefs and protections for commercial tenancies are coming to an end, detailing what this means for landlords & tenants of commercial property.

What do you need to know when setting up a business?

Karen Edwards
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Karen Edwards is a Commercial Associate and is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500, the leading independent guide to law firms and lawyers in the UK.

In her latest article, Karen details some important points to take into consideration when setting up a new business; these include:

  • The legal requirements of new businesses
  • and some practical pointers

New pre-pack regulations: How to tame your phoenix

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this Coffee Break Brieifng, Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk discusses 'taming your phoenix'. Looking at early sales to connected parties in administrations and the new regulations for pre-pack phoenix sales. If you would prefer to read...

What do you need in your Terms and Conditions?

Olivia Parkinson
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The 5 things you need to consider when drafting or updating your Terms & Conditions

Olivia Parkinson, trainee solicitor in Frettens Corporate & Commercial Team, breaks down the 5 most important things you need to consider when drafting or updating your business' terms and conditions.

Section 110 reconstructions and MVLs

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this comprehensive article, Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk looks at s110 reconstructions, discussing what they are used for, what a typical transaction looks like and, each party's role and timescales, as well as pricing the work.

Section 110 Reconstructions and MVLs briefing

Malcolm Niekirk
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Malcolm looks at section 110 reconstructions, what they are used for, what a typical transaction looks like and, each party's role and timescales, as well as pricing the work.

New regulations on pre pack phoenix sales

Malcolm Niekirk
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How to tame your phoenix - New Regulations on phoenix sales Frettens’ resident Insolvency Guru,  Malcolm Niekirk , delivered one of his popular monthly  coffee break briefings  to insolvency professionals on Monday 12th April. He...

Selling land to a developer - option agreements and conditional contracts

Patsy Whitford
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With the ever increasing demand for property, some landowners are considering selling some of, if not all of their land to a developer. 

Commerical Property solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at option agreements and conditional contracts.

Insolvency professionals advising cathedrals and other charities

Malcolm Niekirk
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Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at charitable organisations in regards to insolvency; following upcoming changes to cathedral measure. He discusses the process advising charities and cathedrals, and how it's different from advising commercial clients.

Insolvent cathedrals and charities

Malcolm Niekirk
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How are cathedrals protected from insolvency? Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at charitable organisations in regards to insolvency; following upcoming changes to cathedral measure. He discusses the process advising charities and cathedrals, and how it's different from advising commercial clients.

Business Asset Disposal Relief and CGT in the March 21 Budget

Matthew Fretten
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It had been almost universally anticipated that Rishi Sunak was going to announce a change to Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) in his latest budget. However, a freeze in capital gains tax was announced amongst a host of measures.

Personal guarantees and independent legal advice

Matthew Fretten
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Matt Fretten, head of Frettens' corporate & commercial team, answers the most frequently asked questions about personal guarantees. What is a personal guarantee? Do you need legal advice for a PG? What are the risks involved?

Claims against Directors: Wrongful trading or misfeasance?

Malcolm Niekirk
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Frettens' own Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk looks at Claims against directors in this Coffee Break Briefing. He discusses misfeasance as an alternative to wrongful trading claims against directors, claims for transactions at an undervalue and for preferences.

Insolvency professionals dealing with MVLs

Malcolm Niekirk
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Our Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk, answers questions posed by insolvency professionals dealing with MVLs who require a 'swear'. Malcolm describes how the swear works and how to book one.

Getting an online swear for an MVL

Malcolm Niekirk
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Our Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk, answers questions posed by directors who are liquidating their companies (and need a ‘swear’ for an MVL). Malcolm described how to go about booking a swear and the fees involved.

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