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Blog archive: June, 2016

Sherrards Solicitors Strengthens International Connections Through Commonwealth Trade Initiative

Alliott Group, Sherrards international affiliation, is now an official Commercial Partner in the Commonwealth Trade Initiative.  This positions Sherrards as a preferred law firm supplier to businesses trading throughout the Commonwealth. The relationship extends Sherrards  reach to a number of new countries and offers the firm access to commercial and government organisations and resources that …

Sherrards Solicitors Strengthens International Connections Through Commonwealth Trade Initiative

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Business Property Relief (BPR)

What is BPR? BPR is a relief from inheritance tax (IHT). The primary purpose of BPR is to prevent the break up of businesses upon death due to the IHT charge which would ordinarily apply if the relief was not available. This allows family businesses to pass down through generations with little disruption. If certain …

Business Property Relief (BPR)

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Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

In recent years, zero hours contracts have come under increasing criticism. Although such contracts are undoubtedly a valuable tool for businesses who experience fluctuating demand or who face an uncertain trading period, a particular concern was the growing use by employers of exclusivity clauses, a clause in the contract seeking to prevent employees and workers …

Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

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Sherrards Features in GameChangers on the Future of Professional Services

GameChangers SM, an international publication from ACQ5, recently featured Sherrards Solicitors as part of an extensive Q&A with John Kleopas, the Chairman of Alliott Group, an international alliance of professional services firms of which we are the member for London and the South East in the United Kingdom.  The interview explores not only the objectives …

Sherrards Features in GameChangers on the Future of Professional Services

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Sherrards and the Alliott Group exhibiting at Going Global in May 2016

As part of international alliance Alliott Group, Sherrards will be exhibiting at the Going Global conference in May. Going Global is the top UK national exhibition for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. With 170 member firms in 70 countries worldwide, the Alliott Group is one of …

Sherrards and the Alliott Group exhibiting at Going Global in May 2016

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Hong Kong and Chinese laws aren’t the same; don’t give clocks and other essential tips to doing business in China

There was standing room only at Going Global Live when Laurel Zhang Head of Sherrards Solicitors’ Chinese Desk and  Jon Luk, Head of Alliotts China Desk and guided Chinese businesses through the pitfalls to avoid when doing business in China. Going Global Live, held at London’s Excel recently, is the UK’s leading information hub for …

Hong Kong and Chinese laws aren’t the same; don’t give clocks and other essential tips to doing business in China

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Tips for overcoming language and cultural barriers when doing business in China

There are some vast cultural differences when it comes to working with Chinese businesses, and in order to have a successful working relationship, it is imperative that you fully understand and embrace these differences. Here are some tips to help you when doing business in China. Relationships are key – Personal relationships are of vital …

Tips for overcoming language and cultural barriers when doing business in China

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‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’…what are the legal consequences for you?

On 23 June 2016 the ‘Brexit’ referendum will take place; the only question being asked is does the UK stay a member of the European Union, or do we leave? Polls have the voters nearly tied with the ‘as yet undecided’ being the crucial swing votes, and over the next few months both camps will …

‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’…what are the legal consequences for you?

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East Meets West

Laurel (XueYing) Zhang, a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing and head of Sherrards’ China and Far East desk, is the new driving force behind the firm’s strategy to provide specialist tailored legal support to Chinese investors entering the UK. Over the last few years, Sherrards has built up vast experience in advising clients from the …

East Meets West

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Sherrards meets Law Society President Jonathan Smithers at Chinese New Year reception

Laurel Zhang (head of the Sherrards China Desk) together with Paul Marmor (head of International Services) with Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society, at a Law Society reception celebrating the Chinese New Year – the year of the Monkey. The Chinese new year of the ‘Red Fire Monkey’ is considered auspicious for making money, obtaining return …

Sherrards meets Law Society President Jonathan Smithers at Chinese New Year reception

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