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Can a ‘joke’ constitute harassment?

A hospital in Shropshire has reportedly turned down a donation from a group of men who raised money by dressing up as female nurses. The men raised £2,500 at an event in Ludlow, Shropshire. However, the Trust refused the money…

Buying a business: The legal process

We explain the legal process in our series of briefings about how to buy a business. Heads of agreement Once the parties have agreed a deal in principle, they will often draw up heads of agreement (also known as heads of terms, an…

Buying a business: Shares or assets?

Assuming the target business is operated through a company, there are two ways for you to acquire it: by buying the shares in the company from its shareholders, or by buying the assets of the business from the company. There are several differences…

Buying a business: Why buy?

This is the first in a series of articles about the legal process involved in buying a business. It is written from the perspective of the buyer. If, rather than buying, you are looking to sell your business, then please…

Selling a business: Shares or assets?

Selling a business can be expensive, complicated and time-consuming, and may also have significant tax implications, so you need to plan carefully and get the right advice at an early stage. In this series of briefings, we will explain the…