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Brexit latest – What we all need to know: Join Willans, Crowe and AFEX for upcoming Circle 2 Success webinar

For businesses across the country, keeping up to speed with the drip-feed of Brexit-related information has been a real challenge, compounded by the pressures of the pandemic. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with Circle2Success, accountancy firm Crowe UK and foreign exchange specialists AFEX to present an easily digestible round-up of the big Brexit […]

Kick-starting 2021 with a new partner and promotions

We are delighted to have kick-started 2021 with a series of senior promotions – one to partner and three to associate level. Adam Hale becomes the firm’s newest partner, after three years as senior associate in the firm’s agriculture & estates team. Wills, trusts & probate specialists Miranda Hawkes and Tom O’Riordan become associates, along […]

Willans advise top UK growing recruitment business on national & global expansion

Willans’ corporate team has advised one of the UK’s leading recruitment businesses, Sanderson Solutions Group plc, in acquiring recruitment company Highams, along with three further trading divisions of Nakama Group plc – Nakama UK, Nakama Hong Kong and Nakama Singapore, growing its team by approximately 15 per cent. Sanderson is one of the UK’s fastest […]

Catch up on our free legal webinars

Our legal experts have been busy sharing valuable expertise in their first series of free webinars for employers, and businesses across the county who missed the live events can now access the four webinar catch-up recordings free of charge. The webinar series offers practical insights to employers on a range of topical issues and their […]

Fixed price legal advice for SMEs & the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has thrown a much-needed lifeline to businesses experiencing cashflow difficulties as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 17 December 2020 Today, Rishi Sunak has confirmed an extension of the government-guaranteed business loan schemes until the end of March 2021. He has also announced the extension of the Coronavirus […]

Your business post-Brexit: What has changed & what should you do now?

On Christmas Eve, the nation was informed that the UK and EU had struck a Brexit deal. The transition period is now over, and a clearer picture of the future relationship between the UK and EU has emerged. Helen Howes, corporate and employment solicitor, answers some of the key questions. Click the links to jump […]

Deal news: Leading UK robotics & automation supplier completes multi-million pound management buyout

We were one of two Gloucestershire-based law firms to advise on a multi-million pound management buyout of CKF Holdings Limited, the holding company of CKF Systems Limited, an established UK robotics and automation supplier which has been operating for over 30 years. Based in modern manufacturing premises in Gloucester, CKF Systems Limited is one of […]

All change with reform at Companies House

Companies House has long been seen only as a source of information of businesses registered in the UK. From various filings and information posted, it is theoretically possible to find out information about ownership, control, financial health and directorship of a business. However, whilst this information is verifiable, it is not necessarily reliable as the […]

Equality Act: gender fluid & non-binary individuals protected

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against individuals because of their ‘protected characteristics’. There are nine protected characteristics in total, namely: age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, maternity and pregnancy, and gender reassignment. The Equality Act 2010 stipulates that a person has the protected characteristic of gender […]

Commercial landlords & tenants: What are your options?

Commercial property solicitor Emma Thompson answers some key pandemic-related questions for landlords and tenants in the commercial sphere. I am a tenant, do I have to pay my rent? If you can pay, even if only in part, you should. If you genuinely cannot pay as a result of the pandemic, you should speak with […]

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