New investment in Premier Modular by Cabot Square Capital secured following advice from Hickman Shearer

Looking to the future, Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists has secured funding with a majority shareholding from Cabot Square Capital. The successful negotiations were supported by insight and support from Hickman Shearer. As a result, the investment will boost the strategic growth of Premier’s business, particularly the modular hire business […]

Tim Chapman FRICS, MScDirector, Hickman Shearer

Paul Beare participates in the IR Global Guide – Getting to know the UBO & selecting the right advisor

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers When the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was introduced into law by the UK and EU in January 2020, for many professionals it was a much needed addition to legislation that would significantly help business transparency and combat money laundering. In essence, it was good for business and for public and professional […]

Paul BeareFounder, Paul Beare Ltd

Study underlines the value of IP for growing businesses

Ever wondered if intellectual property rights deliver real value? A study has confirmed they can bring significant benefits to growing businesses. According to a study published by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), small and medium-sized businesses, which own at least one intellectual property (IP) right, are 21 […]

David ElsyPartner, Withers & Rogers

How will the National Security and Investment Bill affect tech sector deals?

The Government wants “greater safeguarding powers to ensure that a small number of investments that may aim to harm the UK’s national security cannot do so”. It says its new National Security and Investment Bill will “strengthen the UK’s ability to investigate and intervene in mergers, acquisitions and other types of deal that could threaten […]

Mark LucasPartner, Moore Barlow LLP

Kumar v Hellard – A decision on capacity

On allowing an appeal against a bankruptcy order, the High Court emphasised that if there is evidence of incapacity on the part of a litigant the procedure under CPR 21 is engaged so that a litigation friend must be appointed. The failure by the first instance court in dealing with that issue meant that the […]

Frances CoulsonSenior & Managing Partner, Head of Litigation & Insolvency, Moon Beever

Employment Benefits

Employment Benefits Even before the Covid-19 pandemic threw much of the UK’s economy into turmoil there had been significant efforts to encourage employers to invest more in training their staff and on employing young people who may be looking for work. And while the economy has some way to go to return to pre-pandemic levels, the government is clearly hoping for a quick, V-shaped recovery and […]

Paul BeareFounder, Paul Beare Ltd