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A shadow director is a "person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of a company are accustomed to act” (Companies Act 2006 s251(2)) Determining who is or may be a shadow director the following tests apply: i. He must have real influence in the corporate...

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As part of the recruitment process or as an on-going requirement during the course of employment many employers require individuals to provide an up to date criminal record check, now known as a DBS certificate, from the Disclosure and Barring Service. For employees who regularly move from...

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Following on from my blog last week regarding the Government's rejection of the proposal to regulate Will-writing, it seems that hopefully not all is lost. The Law Society has designed a Will-Writing Quality Scheme which is set to launch in July, with firms being able to join from...

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Most people are aware that they should really have a Will in place to deal with their estate on their death. However, if you own a property, it is crucial that a Will is put in place. Reasons to ensure that you have a Will if you own property include:- 1) Protecting your family...

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Four of the Clough & Wills team have volunteered to throw ourselves off the Corn Exchange, Manchester in aid of Forever Manchester.  Fiona Hardman, Gemma Hatton, Jane Cockcroft and Donna Openshaw are going to take part in the abseil on Saturday 6 July 2013. Last year over...

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