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Jan 31 2017

Imagine A Business Partner Decided To Take You To Court?

Would you prefer to attend worrying that the business documentation you have in place did not cover the matter in hand and you could be liable for crippling costs or would you like peace of mind that you have the disagreement covered in an agreement?

Having the right paperwork in place – be it contracts, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, plus many others – enables you to document the required outcome for almost all eventualities and on many occasions, removes the need for a long and protracted legal battle that can be bitter and extremely expensive.

Put another way, in marriage couples take a vow to remain together forever however many marriages end in an expensive divorce; in business, there are no ‘vows’ so why should business partners be any different?

Consider the following business scenarios:

  • Directors argue over whether to invest in new equipment or technology
  • One Director is putting in less…
Jan 22 2017

Peter Lynn And Partners Advises On £1.1m Commercial Property Purchase

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has overseen the successful purchase of Vantage Court, Bristol for client Cathedral Properties.

The deal, structured by Partner and property development and investment specialist Darren A. Lewis, is the first foray across the bridge for the Cardiff based property company who already own a number of office investments in the capital.

The deal sees Cathedral become the owners of three modern, high quality office buildings totaling 17,236 sq.ft and the first tenant has already been signed up.

Darren Lewis commented “Once we had identified the property, we worked closely with Savills as the…

Jan 8 2017

What Not To Do When Filing For Divorce

Applications for divorce surge in January, especially the first week after the New Year, as people decide to start the new year with a clean slate after what can be a very stressful Christmas holiday.

Being with your partner for many days when a marriage is already experiencing problems is an issue but add the pressure of in-laws and putting on a “happy face” for visitors and it can quickly reach breaking point.

Sara Plant, Partner and Head of Family Law commented “Christmas for some couples can be fraught with lots of tension, emotion and financial issues which can expose the…

Jan 6 2017

How To Protect Your Business During A Divorce

Many marriages end in divorce, especially during the new year, and it can be a real concern when one or both spouses own a business.

If you or your spouse own a business or if you started one together, it may be your marriage’s most valuable asset.

Your primary activity should be to identify a legal firm with successful experience of combining divorce with company and commercial law.  The divorce process can be a tricky path to navigate, especially when a business is involved, so enlist the services of a firm that has one eye on the best interests of your…

Jan 5 2017

Communicating With Children About Divorce

Divorce is often painful and difficult for adults and even more so for children.

For all ages of child, the ability to communicate their own feelings can be extremely challenging especially when their parents are going through their own stressful process of grief and pain.

All Children, will need caring, supportive parents to help them understand, name and navigate their feelings, which can include sadness, anger, confusion, anxiety, fear and guilt among others.

If possible, parents should try to “park” their differences and communicate with their children about the divorce together in a manner that the child can understand.  Repeated reinforcement that…

Jan 2 2017

Divorce After Christmas?

Unfortunately, many marriages end shortly after Christmas.

Whether it’s the pressure of creating the perfect Christmas day, the stresses of the festive season impacting on an already strained relationship or a poor decision made under the influence of alcohol; many marriages come to an end at the start of January.

The first Monday after New Years, referred to by some as ‘D-Day’, see’s a spike in divorce applications so whether you are thinking of leaving your spouse or your other half has told you the marriage is over, the first response is usually an emotional one.

This can range from relief and…