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June 02nd 2015

We have handled the multi-million pound sale of two Gloucestershire businesses, Window Widgets and Eclectic Systems, to investment group DW3 Products Group Limited.

As reported in October 2014, the government has recently undertaken a number of legislative steps to simplify and update UK consumer law. Under the Consumer Rights Bill it intends to give consumers better rights when they buy goods and services that are faulty and also new rights when buying digital content.

We are pleased to report another good showing in Chambers, the annual independent legal directory.

In the day-to-day running of a company, businesses are often overseen by individuals who are not legal directors registered at Companies House. This has important consequences, as such individuals may be exposing themselves to personal liability (both civil and criminal) for their acts or omissions in directing the company. 

Although a business may create intellectual property (IP) during the course of its operations, in reality this IP is created by individuals. 

This order, which came into effect on 11 July, now enables the registrar to send letters and notices of strike off to defunct companies and LLPs by electronic means, including email and text messages.

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