Litigation PR: Another Tool in the Litigation Armoury

Litigation public relations is the management of the communication process during the course of any legal dispute or adjudicatory processing so as to affect the outcome or its impact on the client’s overall reputation (Haggerty, 2003). Litigants and Law Firms … Continue reading

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Lynne Brooke - UK's Top Solicitor

Hiring an expert may be your best investment. Make sure you read the Guide published by The Sunday Times via VouchedFor. Since solicitors specialise in particular areas - look for one who has been reviewed by others with a similar … Continue reading

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New Register of People with Significant Control (PSC)

From 6th April 2016, most UK companies and LLPs are required to take steps to identify and record people with significant control over them (PSCs). This includes anyone who owns or controls (directly or indirectly) more than 25% of the … Continue reading

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Data Subject Access Requests and Litigation

The Law Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), a person has a right to know what personal data an organisation is processing about them, the organisation’s reasons for processing the data, and details of how the organisation has or … Continue reading

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New UK Digital Tech visa scheme

The new Tech Nation visa scheme will expand the current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route, thereby allowing more non-EU digital tech gurus to work in the UK. Whilst the changes are welcome, it is our view that they will have … Continue reading

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What Social Entrepreneurship Means

A Social Enterprise is an enterprise with a social mission. The main aim is to make a difference, to help - and the Social Enterprise has plans and rules how to do it. Choosing the right business structure is one … Continue reading

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TBC Corporate Advisers on SSX

Good news for all investors seeking social investments: The Brooke Consultancy have been appointed a Corporate Adviser to the Social Stock Exchange to provide legal and social impact advice to issuers on SSX. The Social Stock Exchange, launched in June … Continue reading

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Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) A help or a hindrance?

We thought we knew what a Social Enterprise was and the social economy, as a whole, was growing nicely until government decided to tell us what a Social Enterprise is.  They introduced Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) and said that … Continue reading

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CICs, Charities and SITR

A Community Interest Company (a CIC) is a limited company designed by statute as a vehicle for social enterprise. It must have a special constitution specifying the social aims and containing: a restriction on the transfer of assets out of … Continue reading

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To be a CIC, Charity or Hybrid - that is the question.

If you are scratching your head about what vehicle to use, a CIC or a Charity why not try a Hybrid, that’s the structure that generates revenue for social benefit and that also has an eye on creating value from … Continue reading

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