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Blog archive: June, 2016

Sherrards Solicitors Strengthens International Connections Through Commonwealth Trade Initiative

Alliott Group, Sherrards international affiliation, is now an official Commercial Partner in the Commonwealth Trade Initiative.  This positions Sherrards as a preferred law firm supplier to businesses trading throughout the Commonwealth. The relationship extends Sherrards  reach to a number of new countries and offers the firm access to commercial and government organisations and resources that …

Sherrards Solicitors Strengthens International Connections Through Commonwealth Trade Initiative

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How to get bankers to say ‘yes’ to your real estate funding request

Our latest REAL (Real Estate Around London) in association with WMT accountants and LSH welcomed guest speaker John Gillen, Director of Natwest Real Estate Finance. REAL (Real Estate Around London) is a commercial property networking seminar aimed at professionals in the Herts, Beds and Bucks area and offers a forum for those in the sector to …

How to get bankers to say ‘yes’ to your real estate funding request

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Business Property Relief (BPR)

What is BPR? BPR is a relief from inheritance tax (IHT). The primary purpose of BPR is to prevent the break up of businesses upon death due to the IHT charge which would ordinarily apply if the relief was not available. This allows family businesses to pass down through generations with little disruption. If certain …

Business Property Relief (BPR)

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Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

In recent years, zero hours contracts have come under increasing criticism. Although such contracts are undoubtedly a valuable tool for businesses who experience fluctuating demand or who face an uncertain trading period, a particular concern was the growing use by employers of exclusivity clauses, a clause in the contract seeking to prevent employees and workers …

Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

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The Uber Economy

Following a recent case brought to the High Court by Transport for London (“TFL”), which sought to clarify the legality of Uber in the UK, it has been confirmed that the “ride-sharing app” does not breach the law. What is the current legal status of Uber in London/the UK? Is the company exploiting legal loopholes? …

The Uber Economy

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Sherrards Features in GameChangers on the Future of Professional Services

GameChangers SM, an international publication from ACQ5, recently featured Sherrards Solicitors as part of an extensive Q&A with John Kleopas, the Chairman of Alliott Group, an international alliance of professional services firms of which we are the member for London and the South East in the United Kingdom.  The interview explores not only the objectives …

Sherrards Features in GameChangers on the Future of Professional Services

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Sherrards and the Alliott Group exhibiting at Going Global in May 2016

As part of international alliance Alliott Group, Sherrards will be exhibiting at the Going Global conference in May. Going Global is the top UK national exhibition for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. With 170 member firms in 70 countries worldwide, the Alliott Group is one of …

Sherrards and the Alliott Group exhibiting at Going Global in May 2016

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Hong Kong and Chinese laws aren’t the same; don’t give clocks and other essential tips to doing business in China

There was standing room only at Going Global Live when Laurel Zhang Head of Sherrards Solicitors’ Chinese Desk and  Jon Luk, Head of Alliotts China Desk and guided Chinese businesses through the pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China. Going Global Live, held at London’s Excel recently, is the UK’s leading information hub for …

Hong Kong and Chinese laws aren’t the same; don’t give clocks and other essential tips to doing business in China

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Tips for overcoming language and cultural barriers when doing business in China

There are some vast cultural differences when it comes to working with Chinese businesses, and in order to have a successful working relationship, it is imperative that you fully understand and embrace these differences. Here are some tips to help you when doing business in China. Relationships are key – Personal relationships are of vital …

Tips for overcoming language and cultural barriers when doing business in China

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Bank of Mum and Dad

Centre for Economics and Business Research, in conjunction with Legal & General, has recently published a report that states parents in 2016 will finance 25 per cent of all UK property purchases. Parental loans will, therefore, be the equivalent of a top ten mortgage lender. The so-called “Bank of Mum and Dad” will provide £5 …

Bank of Mum and Dad

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