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Dec 20 2016

Thinking of an Exit Strategy From Your Business?

Peter Lynn


Whether you founded the business, worked your way up from the shop floor or joined as a Director, when it comes to an exit strategy, you need a law firm you can trust to obtain the best result for both you and the business.

There are many ways a person can leave a business however there are multiple considerations to ensure the way in which you leave is handled in a manner that doesn’t damage the business and is structured to prevent legal problems.

You need a law firm with experience of working in your sector, with your size of business and one who has a successful track record in company sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Exiting options are extensive, so before you decide on the best fit for you and your business, here are…

Dec 13 2016

Divorce Involving Significant Assets

Sara Plant

Divorces can sometimes be amicable with both parties reaching an understanding on how aspects of the marriage such as homes, child access and assets can be allocated in a quick and agreeable manner.

Many divorces however can turn in to bitter battles; especially when there are significant assets involved which both parties stake a claim to. Add in an allegation of infidelity and the whole process is not just painful and distressing for all concerned, it can be an extremely costly affair.

Where Peter Lynn and Partners offer a true unique skill is our experience of dealing with high value, complex…

Dec 7 2016

Peter Lynn and Partners Advises on £500k Company Sale.


Nia Godsmark, Company & Commercial Solicitor at leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners has overseen the sale of a prestigious estate agency in the Midlands.

The firm, which cannot be named due to a confidentiality agreement, is well established and recognised in the sector with over 40 franchised offices nationwide.

Nia Godsmark commented “The owner of 3 franchised offices in the Cotswolds, Midlands and Oxfordshire was considering exit strategies and approached us to orchestrate a sale that benefited all parties concerned”.

The main aim of the deal was to provide a seamless sale that enabled the seller and purchaser to…

Dec 6 2016

Beware The Legal Pitfalls Of The Office Christmas Party

Stuart Atherton

With the festive season upon us, it’s a time of year that can sometimes result in at best, an embarrassing apology but at worst, a legal case in the New Year. The grey area surrounding Christmas parties is “who is legally responsible?”, especially if the party takes place out of normal hours and away from the workplace.

For the sake of clarity, the position is that if there is a work connection as to the social event then the liability for any damages, insults or discrimination for any workforce misdemeanours stands a good chance of landing at the employer’s door…

Dec 4 2016

Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Divorce

Philippa Buckland

The importance of a correctly drafted divorce petition only becomes apparent when divorce proceedings are delayed because the wrong or insufficient information has been provided to the court.

Some people think that they could manage to prepare their own divorce petition – it is a simple legal document after all, but it contains many pitfalls that the inexperienced would not necessarily notice.

Firstly the divorce petition must exactly mirror the information contained on the marriage certificate and the original certificate must be provided to the court along with the divorce papers.

The statement of case within the divorce petition is very important…

Nov 30 2016

Preparing For Your Financial Hearing

Philippa Buckland

Every marriage is different, and there is no strict formula for dividing matrimonial assets on divorce.

We often get asked by clients how will the court decide who gets what and whilst we do not have a crystal ball, if we apply the principles that the Court will follow, it is possible to give some guidance.

The court must take into account, first and foremost, the welfare of any dependant children – where they are to live and how they are to be supported.

Secondly, whether the case is suitable for a clean break – in other words can the husband and…

Nov 29 2016

Good Divorce Week 2016

Sara Plant

Resolution, the organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters, are promoting Good Divorce Week between 28th November and 2nd December.

On Wednesday (30th November), the group will be holding a Lobby Day in Parliament, where over 150 of our members will be travelling to Westminster to meet with their MP.

The group is seeking to raise awareness of alternatives to courtroom clashes and will be campaigning to improve the rights for cohabiting couples as well as no fault divorce.

No Fault Divorce is a Divorce in which the dissolution of…