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Can You Set Off Litigation Costs Against Your Tax Liability?

Written by Christopher Burgon

Sole traders, partnerships and limited companies can all set off business expenses against their liability for either income tax or corporation tax.

You should ensure that court proceedings are always viewed as an enterprise to be undertaken only after a thorough risk assessment. Foremost in that

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Minority Shareholder Petitions – What Does Success Mean?

Written by Christopher Burgon

If you are involved in a shareholder dispute, as shown in the article here (link) you can apply to the court to resolve your difficulties.

If you choose to solve a dispute with your business partner or other shareholder dispute by pursuing an order

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Minority Shareholder Petitions

Written by Christopher Burgon

There are numerous methods of settling shareholder disputes. This article is a brief consideration of petitions under s994 of the Companies Act 2006.

S994 petitions are theoretically available to all shareholders including in exceptional circumstances majority shareholders, but are most commonly used for those with a

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Professional Negligence & Divorce Solicitors – Why the Trend?

Written by Christopher Burgon

Divorce solicitors are on the receiving end of more professional negligence claims than any other specialist in the profession. Why?

To answer that, we must first understand what is required to be successful in a professional negligence claim. Put simply, when acting for a client, a

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Businesses to Hit Back With Claims Against the Banks

Written by Christopher Burgon

At least the banks treat everybody equally. With the first trader having been sent to prison for 14 years for manipulating LIBOR and PPI claims for retail bank users now a fact of life, further evidence of the banks mistreatment of their customers has emerged.

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What “without prejudice” means

Written by Christopher Burgon

Have you noticed your solicitor use the term “without prejudice”? Has the term ever been explained to you? Here is some information about what without prejudice means and how to use it.

Broadly speaking, in litigation the “without prejudice” rule allows you to make a compromise

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Minimise Your Costs

Written by Christopher Burgon

Solicitor fees are usually the main concern for any business or individual, however this needn’t be the case. Looking for a ‘cheap’ solicitor isnt always cost effective, as a low cost solicitor is likely to provide a low quality service. The key to managing litigation

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The Cost Of Hiring The Wrong Solicitor

Written by Christopher Burgon

The rules that govern court procedure in England and Wales, the Civil Procedure Rules (“the CPR”), were subject to the most radical reform for over a decade last year.

What does this mean for you if you’re faced with a court case? Simply, it

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Who Wants To be A Director?

Written by Christopher Burgon

Whether you are at the apex of a multi-national corporation, or in a small start up company, you are equally subject to the law relating to directors.

But what exactly is a Company Director?

A director is a person who, either on their own or with others

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