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  • EU Referendum

    The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that a Referendum on Britain’s future membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday June 23rd 2016. This is after negotiated changes to Britain’s membership of the European Union. This briefing provides an brief overview of the pros and cons, linking to more in-depth articles and further sources.

    26 May 2016

  • A format for marketing strategy A format for marketing strategy is locked

    Advisory factsheet on ensuring your marketing strategy is capable of standing alone and is the primary mover of the corporate strategy.

    23 May 2016

  • Agreement between shareholders of private companies Agreement between shareholders of private companies is locked

    Advisory factsheet on starting up a company or investing in an existing company with serious long-term intent to build value.

    23 May 2016

  • Compensation upon termination of appointments of directors or senior executives Compensation upon termination of appointments of directors or senior executives is locked

    Advisory factsheet on areas of protection, compensation, taxation and compromise agreements when terminating a directorship.

    23 May 2016

  • Confidentiality agreement Confidentiality agreement is locked

    This Advisory factsheet contains a sample confidentiality agreement produced for the purposes of information only. It has been extremely widely drawn and as such is unlikely to accurately reflect and protect your particular circumstances and position but it should highlight some of the matters that you might want to consider including and speaking to your professional advisers about.

    23 May 2016

  • Confidentiality of business information and industrial secrets Confidentiality of business information and industrial secrets is locked

    Advisory factsheet about whether or not business information and industrial secrets can be protected by the law depends upon their nature.

    23 May 2016

  • Consultancy, commission, introduction and referral agreements Consultancy, commission, introduction and referral agreements is locked

    Advisory factsheet looking at “What is a consultant worth?” and “What type of arrangement will be best?”

    23 May 2016

  • Contracts of purchase and sale - whose terms and conditions apply? Contracts of purchase and sale - whose terms and conditions apply? is locked

    Advisory factsheet. Many companies and businesses print their standard terms and conditions of sale and purchase on the back of their standard quotations, order forms and invoices. In a situation where both the buyer and the seller have standard conditions and these conflict, whose conditions apply? This is frequently referred to as “the battle of the forms”.

    23 May 2016

  • Copyright and database right Copyright and database right is locked

    Advisory factsheet on copyright and database right (in the case of a database), are rights in law that arise when concepts or ideas are expressed in tangible forms.

    23 May 2016

  • Directors' Service Agreements Directors

    Advisory factsheet. An Executive Director has rights and obligations arising as an employee as well as a director of the company. It is important to remember that these two roles are separate but related. A director’s Service Agreement is a more complex contract of employment than the basic contract of employment.

    23 May 2016


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