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Company options if a director breaches their statutory duties

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Company directors are subject to a range of statutory duties geared at protecting the interests of shareholders and, to a lesser extent, corporate creditors.  Where one or more of these duties are breached the consequences for the company can be...

Solving a boundary dispute without going to court

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Homeowners who feel that the boundary at their property is not where it should be, or that a neighbour’s extension goes over an existing boundary line, could go to court to have this dispute determined.  This is usually only viable if you have...

Selling your company - handle warranties with care

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After years of hard work building up a business, the prospect of selling it on to another company or the current management team will be the light at the end of the tunnel. Unless you are a serial entrepreneur, a more leisurely life is ahead when the...

Trustees' duty to give information to beneficiaries

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It can be flattering to be asked by a relative or close friend to be a trustee of their estate, but this is a role with important legal obligations and disputes can arise when beneficiaries do not agree with the actions of trustees.  One such area of...

Becoming a trainee at Hatten Wyatt

Poppy Cooke
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I was excited and proud to be offered a training contract at Hatten Wyatt Solicitors.  I knew that the competition had been tough.  Training contracts are hard to come by and the number of applicants means that the process is very...

Accountant Who Forged His Mother's Will Jailed

Lisa Waghorne
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As any lawyer will tell you, the consequences of lying under oath in court can be very serious indeed. In one case, an accountant who forged his dead mother’s will in an attempt to get his hands on her stake in the family’s £160 million...

Making a Will? Have You Accurately Identified Your Beneficiaries?

Devon Fadlin-Broomes
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One very good reason why you should sign an up-to-date and professionally drafted will is to ensure that your chosen beneficiaries are accurately identified. A High Court case on point concerned gifts to a cottage hospital that did not exist and to equally...

Sponsoring Skilled Workers from Overseas? Make Sure You Read This!

Jimi Barbarinde
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Many businesses rely heavily on Home Office licences that enable them to sponsor the entry into the UK of skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area. As a High Court case showed, however, such licences are a privilege, not an entitlement, and...

Do I need to instruct a Solicitor when someone dies?

Hardeep Gill
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The short answer to this is no. So why, do you ask, should you instruct a probate solicitor at Hatten Wyatt? At Hatten Wyatt our experienced private client department can provide their knowledge in order to deal with the legal process of applying for...

Christmas is for Children

Avril Croud
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Christmas Past and Present - how to try and ensure that Christmas this year is a joyful time for the Children and not saddened by memories of past disputes Christmas is fast approaching and soon we will be seeing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas...

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