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Guidance on employee shareholder status published
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance on employee shareholders. This guidance is quite useful and sets out


Government to tackle late payments to SMEs with tougher remedies the whole solution?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2013

Following a recent YouGov survey's finding that 85 per cent of SMEs in the UK have been affected by late payments over the past two years, Prime


QCA guide for audit committees of smaller quoted companies
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

The Quoted Companies Alliance published its new Audit Committee Guide for Smaller Quoted Companies in February 2009


Disclosure regime for significant short positions in companies undertaking rights issues
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2008

On 13 June 2008, at the same time as signalling the initiation of a wider review on how capital raising by listed companies can be made more orderly and efficient, the FSA announced the introduction of a new disclosure regime for significant short positions in companies undertaking rights issues


The PSC Register and Scottish Shares Pledges
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2016

Since 6 April 2016, UK incorporated companies and LLPs have been required to maintain a 'Person of Significant Control' Register (PSC Register). The


Farming Partnerships and the importance of succession planning
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2016

Farms run as a family business tend to follow a partnership structure. However there is often a reluctance to commit the terms of the partnership to


Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2007

This Act will come into force across the UK on 6 April 2008


The EU Services Directive how prepared are you?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 17 2007

Free movement of goods within the European Union (EU) has been long established and accepted


Are there any restrictions on choosing a name for a new company?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2007

When choosing a name for a new company you should be aware of various factors that may restrict your choice of name


Companies Act 2006: section 175 - directors' duty to avoid conflicts of interest
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2008

As of 1 October 2008, a director of a company will have a statutory duty under section 175 of the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) to avoid a situation in which he has, or can have, a direct or indirect interest that conflicts, or possibly may conflict, with the interests of the company