Councils – don’t lose the right to charge CIL

In a recent case, a series of events meant that a council was prevented from charging CIL. The case of R (on the application of Trent) v Hertsmere Borough Council [2021] acts as a useful reminder of the steps that need to be taken.

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Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

FCA guidance for insolvency practitioners

The FCA has published finalised guidance for insolvency practitioners (IPs) appointed (or looking to be appointed) over regulated firms. We have summarised some of the key issues for IPs to be aware of.

European Access Plan: Your gateway to business in the EU

On 24 December 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and, under the Brexit agreement, is now a third country to the EU, outside both the single market and customs union. The change means that UK-EU cross-border business activities are now subject to a number of trade barriers, including adjusted and strengthened border controls and additional administrative work.

Services tracker: Brexit transition and beyond

Brexit’s transition process will pose a number of challenges for businesses. This tracking tool will help you manage and avoid issues as new developments take shape.

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In the Cayman Islands, like many other common law jurisdictions, claimants have various tools available to them to try to protect their position pending a final ruling. For example, the Cayman Islands Grand Court can issue a freezing injunction, appoint receivers and/or appoint provisional liquidators in the appropriate circumstances.

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