COVID19 and the UK IPO

9th April 2020

The UK Intellectual Property Office (“UK IPO”) is the central registry in the UK responsible for dealing with trade mark, design right and patent applications. The UK IPO has confirmed in a recent update that examination reports for UK trade … Continue reading


COVID19 and Data Protection

8th April 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) have issued a statement regarding the recent COVID19 outbreak and the impact on the UK’s data protection regime. Many businesses may be required to spend the majority of their time dealing with the consequences of … Continue reading


Coronavirus, Quarantines and effects on Commercial Contracts

13th March 2020

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused disruption across the globe. Most people will be aware of the tragic statistics relating to hospitalisation and death. However, the long term economic impacts on businesses are yet to be assessed. So … Continue reading


The Importance Of Shareholders’ Agreements In Family Businesses

7th January 2020

What Is A Shareholders’ Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract between the shareholders and the company. It regulates the way in which the company is run and arrangements as between shareholders. Unlike a company’s articles of association, a … Continue reading


Buying and selling a small business: What to expect and how to prepare

3rd June 2019

Whether you are selling a business that you have developed and worked hard at, or you are embarking on a new venture or lifestyle change, you should make sure that you are fully prepared and protected. Most small business transfers … Continue reading


Licenses and management arrangements

16th December 2015

In the licensing trade, the distinction between tenancies, licenses and management arrangements can sometimes become blurred and result in potential legal issues. We were instructed recently by a client in connection with a hotel/restaurant transaction where there appeared to be … Continue reading


Rebecca Anforth

10th December 2015

Rebecca is a Senior Associate in the firm’s corporate and commercial team and heads the firm’s intellectual property offering.   Rebecca advises clients on a range of commercial matters which includes collaboration agreements, supply agreements, outsourcing agreements, franchise agreements, distribution … Continue reading


Rachel Tremaine

10th December 2015

Rachel is an Associate in the firm’s corporate team.   Rachel advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters including shareholders’ arrangements, group restructurings, business acquisitions and sales and partnership agreements, as well as leading the incorporation and company … Continue reading


Early stage or ‘seed’ investments into small business

4th February 2016

When reviewing business performance and strategy, many business owners will be looking to grow their businesses and a lack of available finance will often be a key obstacle to delivering those growth plans.   There are a huge number of … Continue reading


Understanding the Renewables Obligation Certificate cuts to solar subsidies

23rd September 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently announced further measures to reduce its support for renewable energy, to curb what it predicts will be an overspend of £1.5 billion by 2020 over the Levy Control Framework budget. … Continue reading