String-Stretching in the Workplace: Your Boss’ Sway Over Your Startup Idea

March 30, 2016 For whatever reason, we’ve witnessed an increasing tendency for people to abandon the daily employment grind and chase the dream of self-employment with their own startup. While this can of course lead to a fulfilling and happy life, it’s more often much easier said than done, as an employer can be left […]

Walking the Tightrope: The Balancing Act with Statutory Demands

September 9, 2015 Over the years we’ve dealt with a number of creditors’ statutory demands. The trajectory taken in each case has differed markedly, depending (as always) on the particular facts, but also the resources of the creditor, the solvency of the company at any given time, and the personal attitudes and outlook of the […]

Franchises: The Road to Financial Freedom?

February 18, 2015 Recently, we acted for a lovely couple in another business deal-turned-dispute. In this case, it was a franchise business. The parties had agreed on a price, the vendor had even offered a discount on account of franchise transfer fees, and everyone was looking forward to a quick settlement. Our clients were naturally […]

How Blind Negotiations Can Put You in the Red

November 26, 2014 We acted for a client recently in negotiating the purchase of a significant share of a startup business (a company). No matter how many times we insisted that the other parties obtain their own independent legal advice, they refused to do so. They were sure they knew what they were doing, and […]