Does your business need a shareholders’ agreement?
We often find that business owners overlook the importance of entering into a shareholders’ agreement. A shareholders’ agreement forms the basis of a legal contract between the shareholders of a company, and acts to regulate the procedures, rights and obligations of those shareholders. A common assumption is that the company’s Articles of Association and the […]
The Fundamentals of Proceeds of Crime, Confiscation Orders and Restraint Orders: When, why and what to do?
Proceeds of crime is a term given to money or assets which are said to have been gained during the course of criminal activity. Authorities, including the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO), have the power to confiscate these assets under the […]
An Update: Simultaneous Deaths – Who Inherits?
Our earlier article ‘Simultaneous Deaths – Who Inherits?’ explored the case of stepsisters disputing who should inherit the combined estates of their respective parents and the Commorientes Rule. The Commorientes Rule is not often applied in modern day cases, as advances in science and forensics have made it almost always possible to ascertain the time […]