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Shareholders' Agreements An Overview

Wayne Spolander
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A Shareholders’ Agreement is a written document between two or more shareholders in a private limited company.

It records the terms and conditions on which that company shall carry out business, and how the shareholders shall exercise their rights in relation to the company.

Force majeure clauses and coronavirus COVID-19

Wayne Spolander
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Wayne Spolander is an associate solicitor in our corporate and commercial team. He recently advised the title sponsor of a large international sporting event about coronavirus and a force majeure clause in a six-figure sponsorship contract.In this article, he provides an overview of force majeure clauses in business contracts and touches on The legal definition of force majeureIs coronavirus a force majeure event? What is a force majeure clause? What if there is no force majeure clause? Practical advice for businesses dealing with coronavirus

A Guide to Easements

Oonagh McKinney
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Oonagh McKinney is partner and head of the commercial property team at Frettens.

In this article, she looks at what an easement is and how they are created. She also looks at enforceability and what you can do when an easement is breached, before examining some cases that have tested the law surrounding Easements.  

The Importance of having a properly drafted partnership agreement

Wayne Spolander
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Commercial Solicitor Wayne Spolander explains the importance of having a properly drafted partnership agreement , as well as what it should include. What is a partnership agreement? Partnerships are a set of personal and commercial relationships...

What is the Management Buyout Process?

Wayne Spolander
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What is the Management Buyout process and how does it work? Wayne Spolander, Corporate Solicitor in our Christchurch Office provides an overview of MBOs.

Frettens recognised as an 'outstanding employer'

Matthew Fretten
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Frettens Solicitors have been awarded ‘outstanding employer’ status in an annual independent survey into employee engagement.

The survey was conducted by Best Companies, the research company behind the prestigious Sunday Times Awards.

Frettens Solicitors have offices in both Christchurch and Ringwood.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Commercial Properties

Ben Cobb
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Commercial Property Solicitor, Ben Cobb answers all of the most common questions about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in Commercial Properties.

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards? Who do they impact? When do MEES come into force? What are the exemptions?

A Guide to Overage Provisions on Land

Ben Cobb
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When deciding to sell a property or a piece of land , there are circumstances where you may want to consider selling property subject to Overage provisions . What is Overage? Overage gives you, as a seller, a second bite of the cherry.  As well as...

Business Come Dancing 2018

Oonagh McKinney
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Frettens were proud to take part in the Business Come Dancing annual fundraiser for Pavilion Dance South West, who teamed up with Bournemouth Hospital Charity to raise money for a mini MRI scanner. The black tie event was held at The Cumberland Hotel on...

Can a freeholder refuse to extend a lease?

Niki Adkins
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The value of a leasehold is affected by how many years are left on the lease. The shorter the remaining time, the less valuable it is to extend your lease . If you own, or are you considering buying a leasehold property, then you need to understand the...

Paul Burton Shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at Dorset Legal Awards

Matthew Fretten
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Paul Burton , the Head of our Employment Team has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the prestigious Dorset Legal Awards , Sponsored by QuoStar . Paul was actually nominated for the award by two of his clients without his knowledge....

Transferring / assigning a commercial lease to someone else

Ben Cobb
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Tenants of commercial premises who want to dispose of their premises will usually have to obtain the consent of their landlord if they want to transfer (or ‘assign’) the lease to someone else. This also applies to underletting. Are...

Match Ball Sponsors at AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Ben Cobb
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Frettens were extremely proud to sponsor the AFC Bournemouth match ball for their midweek Premier League game against Huddersfield on Wednesday 4 December. Pictured below at pitchside are Sarah Nineham, Sarah March-Paschal and Ben Cobb , who...

Lease or Licence - What's the Difference?

Ben Cobb
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Ben Cobb describes the difference between lease and licence, using his commercial property expertise to form a quick guide.

How to avoid a construction dispute

Michelle Hayter
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It is not unusual for disputes to arise in markets as competitively and financially demanding as construction and engineering. On even the best managed projects, commercial relationships can break down. Our Dispute Resolution Team are experienced in...

Selling your shares back to the company

Wayne Spolander
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Wayne Spolander, from our Corporate and Commercial, he will be looking at all of the ins and outs of selling shares back to a company. Wayne delves into the law in regards to a company buying back shares and discusses why a company might want to do this.

Frettens take to the floor in Business Come Dancing

Oonagh McKinney
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2018 marks the firm's 40th anniversary and Frettens have done a number of things to celebrate everything from 1978. As a grand finale to this, 10 of our team of solicitors are taking part in Business Come Dancing, performing a...

Is it too late to make an LPA when someone has dementia?

Julie Frampton
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We are often asked about LPA’s (Lasting Power of Attorneys) when a relative has lost the mental capacity to manage their affairs. Unfortunately in this situation, if there is no LPA in place already, an LPA can no longer be granted. There are ways to...

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