Father’s Day Child Arrangements

Did you have amicable child arrangements for Father’s Day? Father’s Day is often a wonderful celebratory time for many families. However, it can also be a painful reminder of difficult circumstances if you are unable to spend time with your children on this special day. It can be the small things that can make you feel […]

Successful £1.7m management buy out

The ORJ Corporate Team headed up by Lorraine Smith, Partner, have recently completed the £1.7m management buy out of a local environmental services business who is a key supplier to Network Rail. Lorraine commented on the transaction “This was a particularly complicated transaction. The vendor had received external offers for the Company but was committed […]

Selling a business – Entrepreneurs relief

Entrepreneurs relief is a key concern to anyone selling their business. Entrepreneurs relief is a CGT relief applying to a limit of £10m in qualifying capital gains, effectively reducing the rate of capital gains tax payable from 18% to 10%. The limit is a lifetime limit and is cumulative but it is an individual limit, […]

Share Buybacks

A Company own purchase of shares is a great way to enable a return of capital to the company’s shareholders. In simple terms a buy back enables a company to purchase its own shares from one or more existing shareholders. Once the buyback has been completed, the shares are cancelled, having the effect that the […]

The Pros and Cons of a Business Sale Via a Management Buyout

If you are thinking of selling your businesses, then one of the most common ways of doing so is by a management buyout. Virtually every professional service business deals with succession planning in that way so we are all used to the idea having bought into our businesses under such arrangements. However these deals are not second […]

Dismissing Employees

Can an employer simply dismiss an employee who has been with them for 1 year and 51 weeks, having not acquired 2 years continuous service? Employees with less than 2 years’ continuous employment do not qualify for the right to claim unfair dismissal and therefore it is usually relatively straight forward to dismiss such employees, […]

Employee’s breaches of duty of fidelity

Damages for Employee’s breaches of duty of fidelity. There is an implied duty of fidelity in all employment contracts. Employees as part of the duty of fidelity are obliged to keep confidential business information private and are only permitted to use such information for the sole purpose of the employment relationship. Employees are therefore not […]

Dealing with Employee Subject Access Requests

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) all employees have the statutory right to access any personal data that their employer holds about them and which is stored on both a computer and in any paper based filing system, i.e. an employee’s personnel file. An employee wishing to do so must make a written subject […]

Selling your business? No one understands the process better than ORJ

Thinking of selling your business? Over the last 20 years ORJ’s specialist team has helped our clients sell hundreds of businesses. We estimate we have acted on sale transactions worth in excess of £600 million pounds. Every good business person knows that to make things run smoothly you need great people and good processes. By […]

ORJ advises Finning UK on bespoke contract re: White Hart Lane stadium

ORJ Solicitors LLP has been asked by the Finning UK to advise on a bespoke contract for the development and sale of demolition equipment for Tottenham Hotspur’s famous White Hart Lane stadium. Finning had to come up with a solution which combined the capability of heavy duty mobile plant together with a 70m extendable claw. […]