SOLICITORS ARE NOT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX!

However, they can be found via this web-link:- https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ Give them a try - They do sterling work! With Kind Regards And My Very Best Wishes Mr. Dan.Johnson@EquitableLaw.com Founding Principal - and - Business Law Solicitor +44 (0) 20 8780 3319 : London D.D. Landline Tel. www.EquitableLaw.com - Solicitors For Business

By |2022-07-28T03:16:26+01:00November 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SOLICITORS ARE NOT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX!

Take Care That Your Financial Dealings Aren’t Regulated Activites

If you are going to enter into financial dealings/arrangements with a third party - always take experienced and expert legal advice upon the arrangements, since we fear (without careful thought and structuring) - it is all too easy to fall foul of the "general prohibition" under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (s.19), against [...]

By |2022-07-28T00:38:20+01:00November 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take Care That Your Financial Dealings Aren’t Regulated Activites

The Mirage of “Legal Aid” . . .

As a firm, we occasionally find ourselves noting (with regret) - the (apparent) position that certain prospective clients feel that they do not have the financial resources to afford our legal advice and assistance input in relation to "problems" that they are seeking to deal with. It rather surprises us that people contact highly experienced [...]

By |2022-07-28T02:32:24+01:00November 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Mirage of “Legal Aid” . . .

Business Sale Brokers / Transfer Agents = Beware The “Banditos”!

We wanted to take a moment to warn all those looking to sell their businesses to take huge care - As "Exit - UK Business Brokers" neatly summarise at the web-page set out below:-http://ukbusinessbrokers.com/business-transfer-agents-reviews/ = "Client Feedback On Business Brokers & Business Transfer Agents They Used"As a firm that trades under the strapline - "Solicitors [...]

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BEWARE : Copy What You See On “Dragons’ Den” and You May Commit a Crime

It's even worse than that! You may be exposing your business / company to liability to your investors - which in a worst-case scenario may make your business uninvestable for the future! Please feel free to speak to us to discuss - We'll seek to explain when we have more time. Regards, Dan.Johnson@EquitableLaw.com  

By |2022-07-28T02:45:17+01:00November 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BEWARE : Copy What You See On “Dragons’ Den” and You May Commit a Crime

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) / Confidentiality Agreement – Standardising Legal Documents

We wanted to bring to your attention the work of One NDA - Available at:- https://onenda.org/the-onenda We consider it a very good way for parties to establish their confidentiality obligations to each other. https://vimeo.com/626436002

By |2022-07-28T03:09:34+01:00October 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) / Confidentiality Agreement – Standardising Legal Documents

EQUITABLE LAW WINS ANOTHER U.K. LEGAL INDUSTRY AWARD

  We are delighted to inform you that Equitable Law has been honoured in the results of the seventh annual Legal Awards, proudly hosted by Acquisition International ("AI Magazine"), which have now been finalised.   On behalf of Acquisition International, we are delighted to inform you that Equitable Law has been successful in this years’ awards, and has [...]

By |2022-10-18T17:22:48+01:00September 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EQUITABLE LAW WINS ANOTHER U.K. LEGAL INDUSTRY AWARD

How To Deal With Neighbour Disputes . . .

Disputes between neighbours are not an area of legal work that this firm is habitually involved with (although any Solicitor will tell you that they will be regularly consulted upon the matter by "family and friends"!) It is one of those areas of legal practice where "the desire for prospective clients to avail themselves of [...]

By |2021-09-09T15:27:05+01:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Deal With Neighbour Disputes . . .

Advance Fee Frauds Are On The Rise . . .

As a firm - We are seeing a considerable increase in those targeted in some variety of potential ‘advance fee fraud’ – Most frequently a variant upon the ‘offered loan or investment’ scam:- https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/loan-scams The key-give away is that at some point in the process (and it may not be obvious from the start) - [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:02:01+01:00July 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advance Fee Frauds Are On The Rise . . .

Fight Back Against The #Cyber-#Scammers . . .

As a firm, we have noticed that all sorts of cyber-crime appears over recent periods to be on the rise. There seem to be a number of drivers for this  - the most alarming of which is that we are informed that artificial intelligence is now being introduced into the field with the fraudsters using [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:14:58+01:00June 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fight Back Against The #Cyber-#Scammers . . .

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE ‘LAWYER’ YOU PROPOSE TO INSTRUCT – CAN UNDERTAKE ‘RESERVED LEGAL ACTIVITIES’ – OTHERWISE THEY MAY BE BREAKING THE LAW!

The public would be well advised to educate itself as to the fact that absolutely anyone can describe themselves (and legally trade in business) as a "lawyer". That generic phrase does not indicate the holding of any qualifications, competence or ability - and it certainly means that the relevant person involved is NOT authorised nor [...]

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Want A Guide to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)?

If you do want a guide to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK #GDPR)?- then you are unlikely to do better than:- https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ The United Kingdom's Government (H.M. Govt.) and its various quangos (such as the Information Commissioners Office - or #ICO) produces much good online advice. The secret (as ever) with the wonderful [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:20:41+01:00June 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Want A Guide to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)?

IF YOU CAN’T SELL YOUR EQUIPMENT – REVERT TO LEASING . . .

Equitable Law has recently been engaged in the purchase (for a Nevada based finance corporation - of a British crane hire business) - the owner of some of the largest mobile cranes in the world. Our client's original plan was to export the industrial equipment (indirectly purchased in the transaction) to China - but that [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:09:08+01:00June 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IF YOU CAN’T SELL YOUR EQUIPMENT – REVERT TO LEASING . . .

A FURTHER INDUSTRY AWARD FOR EQUITABLE LAW

As Equitable Law celebrates our tenth (10th) anniversary in business, we are delighted to announce the results of the ‘SME News’ Legal Awards 2021, and proudly record that Equitable Law (and our Principal, Mr. Dan Johnson) have been awarded: Business Law Solicitor of the Year (South East England) : Mr. Dan Johnson ; and Most [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:22:04+01:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A FURTHER INDUSTRY AWARD FOR EQUITABLE LAW

‘I understand that you advise management teams in relation to management buy outs’ . . .

That was the 'conversation opener' in my firm's contact form email communication received on a Saturday afternoon in late September 2020. The #Covid #pandemic was 'still with us' - So our principal, Mr. Dan Johnson was sitting at his lap-top at his kitchen table and like the sad sack he is he telephoned the 'writer' [...]

By |2022-07-28T02:07:52+01:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘I understand that you advise management teams in relation to management buy outs’ . . .

Many Congratulations To The Just After Midnight Team

An extremely busy '2021 Budget Week' for Equitable Law has included the sale of 'Just After Midnight' to Apse Capital's - majority owned 'Ultima':- https://www.computerweekly.com/microscope/news/252497253/Ultima-adds-services-depth-with-Just-After-Midnight-buy Equitable Law has 'known' Just After Midnight (Mr. Sam Booth and the team) since very shortly following its incorporation in Q3 2016 = We legally advised and assisted with 'JAM's [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:50:06+01:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Many Congratulations To The Just After Midnight Team

“I’ve Got A Problem – Can You Help?”

It's not at all uncommon in my practice to be contacted by a business or their owners who have clearly realised they have some sort of business-related problem which they need help with. It's often quite surprising to me to see how 'worked up' they can get about matters - although I remember circa six [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:50:22+01:00March 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “I’ve Got A Problem – Can You Help?”

Mutual Letter of Confidentiality Agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreement)

Equitable Law has recently updated our template document - an extract from which should be accessible at the web-link (set out below):- https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:01ad6b0a-f0d3-4de4-8c51-7578977f42ab If you would like assistance with any related aspects or issues - please don't hesitate to contact us. Dan.Johnson@EquitableLaw.com +44 (0) 3333 90 3525 = U.K. Voicemail Tel.  

By |2022-07-27T18:52:20+01:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mutual Letter of Confidentiality Agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreement)

Supreme Court Unanimously Confirms That Uber Drivers Are Workers

We thought it might be quite useful for us to provide you with the 'Note' (at the weblink set out below) on the recent Supreme Court unanimous decision - confirming that 'Uber' drivers are 'workers - and thus (effectively) within the remit of U.K. employment law. It is striking how many 'new economy' business ventures [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:24:47+01:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Supreme Court Unanimously Confirms That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Sadly, The Frauds Just Keep On Coming . . .

On this occasions it was:- https://www.binance.com/en However, we see so many victims of internet based fraud - We have standard wording / text:- F.A.O. [] Dear [], I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news - but from a very brief review of your circumstances - I envisage that you have been subject [...]

By |2022-07-28T01:30:23+01:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sadly, The Frauds Just Keep On Coming . . .
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