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share sale checklist

This note is intended to help the shareholders (owners) of a private company limited by shares understand a key part of the process of selling those shares to a potential acquirer or investor. It sets out, in headline terms, the main points on which the potential buyer will seek information as part ... read more

Written by Rory Graham

why does public sector IT procurement always go wrong?

Rory Graham takes a personal look at why so many public sector technology deals go wrong – and what needs to change.  Published in "Computers and Law", August/September 2013.  I have had a ring-side seat on some of the biggest public sector technology fiascos of the last quarter century, ... read more

Written by Rory Graham

the law following “Pimlico Plumbers”

background The law as it applies to employment status is in flux. A number of recent cases (Aslam and others v Uber BV and others ET/2202550/15, Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd ET2202512/2016 and Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith EWCA (10 February 2017) "Pimlico Plumbers") have ... read more

Written by Suzanne Eva

BREXIT: planning for uncertainty

thoughts on Brexit, by Alistair Cooper On 23 June 2016 the UK voted for ‘Brexit’, with the ‘Leave’ campaign winning by 52% to 48%. UK businesses now face a period of uncertainty. Whilst the ultimate outcome of Brexit will be unknown for some time, there are certain steps all businesses ... read more

Written by Alistair Cooper

NDAs – worth the paper they’re written on?

"Even if they were breaking the terms of the Non Disclosure Agreement, there was not much that could be done: NDAs were b*****s to enforce … by which point it was too late in any case." "The Fear Index": Robert Harris (2011) Rory Graham asks: "what are NDAs for?" The fictional geniuses ... read more

Written by Rory Graham

the “gig” economy and Uber

Does your business rely on the ability to use people on a ‘consultancy’ or ‘gigging’ basis (e.g. coders working for a software company)? If so, the well-publicised decision in the Uber case could have serious – and costly – implications for you. Alistair Cooper looks at the ... read more

Written by Alistair Cooper

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