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Companies House Takes Action - 15th August 2018

Companies House Takes Action - 15th August 2018

Most businesses and advisors are aware of the importance of making filings at the Register of Companies accurately and on time, but what would happen if false information is deliberately filed at Companies House?

Personal Guarantees to a bank – can they be assigned? - 16th October 2017

Personal Guarantees to a bank – can they be assigned? - 16th October 2017

It is self-evident that you should “stop, look and listen” if asked to grant a personal guarantee to a bank over the debts of your business (or those of any third party).

Corporate Solicitor (2-5 Years' PQE, Glasgow) – Macdonald Henderson

Corporate Solicitor (2-5 Years' PQE, Glasgow) – Macdonald Henderson

Macdonald Henderson is an award winning Scottish corporate law firm based in Glasgow. We are seeking a corporate solicitor to join our corporate team.

Service of Formal Notices, 4th April 2013

Service of Formal Notices, 4th April 2013

We've all heard of legal disasters revolving round a failure to give notice in time or in the correct way - whether it be to terminate a lease, make a claim for a sum due or escape a liability.

Getting Ready to Lease, 6th March 2013

Getting Ready to Lease, 6th March 2013

Normally, where a commercial property is leased, the landlord will have advertised the premises via a letting agent. The eventual tenant will have noted interest, the parties will have negotiated and agreed upon heads of terms and once these heads of terms are in place, the solicitors will be instructed.

However, we often find that the legal process is delayed due to the parties (landlord and tenant) not being aware of the practical requirements which are likely to be placed upon them during the legal negotiation. So, for reference, here are some practical points which budding landlords and tenants may wish to consider:

Corporate Divorce – The Hoffman Offer

Corporate Divorce – The Hoffman Offer

In the past few months, our corporate and litigation teams have been jointly instructed in a number of shareholder disputes, in each case between owner-managers of the business in question.

Joint Ventures, 8th January 2013

Joint Ventures, 8th January 2013

In these days of reduced liquidity and a pressing need to identify new ways of making margins and finding a competitive edge, we are seeing a good number of joint venture proposals coming to our attention.

Macdonald Henderson advises UKSE on investment in Martin Aerospace

Macdonald Henderson advises UKSE on investment in Martin Aerospace

An engineering firm which saw its business take off following a change of focus and rebranding exercise has received £100,000 from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

Tenancy Deposit Schemes, 18th October 2012

Tenancy Deposit Schemes, 18th October 2012

Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) became operational in Scotland from July of this year.

Government plans employee share ownership for rights swap, 8th October 2012

Government plans employee share ownership for rights swap, 8th October 2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has today announced plans for a new kind of employment contract called an owner-employee.

Responsibilities of a director in times of uncertainty: A practical overview, 6th September 2012

Responsibilities of a director in times of uncertainty: A practical overview, 6th September 2012

As the uncertainty facing the market continues, Scottish businesses face the potential for financial difficulty.

Patent Box, 7th August 2012

Patent Box, 7th August 2012

After extensive consultation, draft legislation around the UK’s new Patent Box tax regime has finally been issued.

Red Alert – Register of Members, 17th July 2012

Red Alert – Register of Members, 17th July 2012

When we ask a company for its company books (statutory registers by another name) we’re often met with confusion and/or an admission that no company books exist or they cannot be found.

The Three Fs - Friends, Family and Fools, 29th May 2012

The Three Fs - Friends, Family and Fools, 29th May 2012

With the continuing difficulties in obtaining finance, whether in the form of debt from the major clearing banks or equity from venture capitalists, we see many of our clients turning to the traditional fall-back sources of cash for their businesses - friends, family and fools.

A Quick Guide to Debt Recovery in Scotland, 16th May 2012

A Quick Guide to Debt Recovery in Scotland, 16th May 2012

In the current economic climate, late payment of debt is affecting more and more individuals and companies alike.

Conditionality of Property Contracts, 2nd May 2012

Conditionality of Property Contracts, 2nd May 2012

Often, when parties are entering into a form of property contract (for example purchase missives or a lease) they need to have comfort that the contract is “nailed down”.

Macdonald Henderson advises on sale of Semi Scenic to Ichor Systems Inc., 27th April 2012

Macdonald Henderson advises on sale of Semi Scenic to Ichor Systems Inc., 27th April 2012

Based in East Kilbride, Scotland, Semi Scenic is a leading service provider to global semiconductor equipment and device manufacturers.

Employment Law, the Basics......12th March 2012

Employment Law, the Basics......12th March 2012

Employment law is an area of law that is always evolving and most employers would likely agree it is not easy to keep on top of developments. We therefore summarise the current, standard employee entitlements as follows for ease of reference:


David Beveridge published in CA Magazine Issue February 2012

David Beveridge published in CA Magazine Issue February 2012

Deferred consideration is increasingly a key feature in M&A deals. David Beveridge explains what you will need to watch out for if you are selling a business and have to wait to receive the full amount agreed.

Philip Hannay Wins IP Lawyer of the Year, 13th September 2011

Philip Hannay Wins IP Lawyer of the Year, 13th September 2011

We are delighted to advise that Philip Hannay has won IP Lawyer of the Year at The Law Awards 2011 for the second year in succession.

General Terms & Conditions - How can you make sure that yours apply?, 30th August 2011

General Terms & Conditions - How can you make sure that yours apply?, 30th August 2011

It is common practice for most businesses to have a set of general terms and conditions of sale and/or a set of general terms and conditions of purchase (T&Cs) in place.

Louise Hamilton recognised as a

Louise Hamilton recognised as a "Rising Star", 29th August 2011

Macdonald Henderson is pleased to announce that corporate solicitor, Louise Hamilton, a key player in the firm's corporate team, has been recognised as a "Rising Star" of the legal profession in Scotland by the Journal of the Law Society.

Philip Hannay has article published in The Journal, 10 August 2011

Philip Hannay has article published in The Journal, 10 August 2011

Is the Hargreaves report sufficient to serve, as intended, as the blueprint to change the UK IP framework to further promote entrepreneurialism, economic growth and social and commercial innovation?

There's no business like monkey business, 22nd July 2011

There's no business like monkey business, 22nd July 2011

Not since King Kong rampaged his way through New York has a primate caused such a furore.

Public Sector Industrial Action, 28th June 2011

Public Sector Industrial Action, 28th June 2011

It has been widely reported recently that co-ordinated strike action by public sector workers is looming.

Creative Industries - Funding, 16 June 2011

Creative Industries - Funding, 16 June 2011

The Cultural Enterprise Office Fast Track 2011 is open for applications.

Deferred Consideration - Worth the Paper? 9 June 2011

Deferred Consideration - Worth the Paper? 9 June 2011

Recently, business commentators have spent a lot of time scratching their heads to identify common trends in the Scottish deal market aside from (with a few exceptions) a massive senior-lender-shaped hole in the funding market.

Rental Negotiations, 21 April 2011

Rental Negotiations, 21 April 2011

Obviously, a substantial overhead for many businesses will be the rent payable under the lease of their premises.