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All companies will be subject to strategic change at some stage in their development.  When this happens it is vital to have the right team around you.

Whether you are a start up looking for your first round of funding and investment or an established operation looking to grow through merger or aquisition, our team of experienced lawyers are here to give you the very best legal advice.

 

 

Start Up Business

The start is a great time to get things right

Mature Business

Expanding or ready to exit, we can help you plan

International Business

We support a wide range of international clients

Covid-19 – Business continuity

    Covid-19 Heald’s Approach   The Covid-19 pandemic is the most challenging situation since the financial crisis of 2008.  We have been closely monitoring events in order to ensure that we can maintain our services to you whilst keeping both you and our...

When a director does not carry out duties

  What happens if a director does not carry out his/her general duties properly? The general duties are owed by a director to the company. Therefore, only the company is entitled to enforce them and take action against a director if he/she has breached the general...

What are the general duties of a director?

  General duties which a director must carry out   If you are a director, or you intend to become one, you are advised to read these articles! They will help you understand your duties and hopefully ensure you carry them out properly. What are the general duties...

Patent Law

  Employee Wins £2m Pay-out from Unilever for Invention of Outstanding Benefit   After a 13-year fight, Professor Shanks has finally won his case against Unilever Plc, his former employer, and has been awarded £2m in respect of an invention which proved to...

Walk Of Life

      ICR Walk of Life On Friday 7 November over 100 supporters of the ICR got together for the 2 million step Walk for Life. This is an annual sponsored walk in the Lake District where groups each walk a route of different length and level of difficulty. This year...

Aldi Loses Make-Up Look-Like Copyright Case

  Aldi loses makeup copyright case In a recent case, the High Court upheld a breach of copyright claim brought by a cosmetics manufacturer, Islestarr Holdings, against Aldi in respect of a look-alike product. The Court granted Islestarr summary judgment on the basis...

Good faith in contracts

    Can good faith be implied in contracts?   On occasion we find that our clients assume that there is a general presumption of fairness and good faith in contract law. They assume that the role of a Judge in a contractual dispute is to discern what might be a fair...

What you need to know about contracts

    What you need to know about contracts    It is often said that prevention is better than a cure and this could not be more true when it comes to contracts. If a contract is not place or drafted incorrectly, then any disagreements which may arise as to what...

Employee Restrictive Covenants – Supreme Court Tilts the Balance in Employers’ Favour?

Employee Restrictive Covenants Supreme Court Tilts the Balance in Employers’ Favour?   In a recent case, the Supreme Court ruled that a non-compete clause in an employment contract that prevented the ex-employee having a minority shareholding in a rival company...

No Contract, No Fee – Risk-Takers Beware!

Do you do business on a handshake? No Contract, No Fee – Risk-Takers Beware! It is so easy to get caught out. You see a great business opportunity when you meet someone at a networking event who seems very keen in do business with you. You spend a considerable amount...