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09.02.24 Strictly Boardroom

Becoming a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)

Applying for Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status is something that amateur sports clubs should consider when deciding upon the most suitable legal structure for the club. In this article, we explore what CASC status is, who is eligible to apply for it, how to apply for it and the main benefits of it.
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01.02.24 Strictly Boardroom

FCA proposals on the regulation of stablecoins in the UK

In November 2023, the FCA published its updated proposals on how cryptoassets will be regulated within the UK through Discussion Paper 23/4. With the announcement back in April 2022 that the Government plans to become a ‘global hub for cryptoassets trade and investment’, it is no surprise that they are working on getting the regulatory framework into shape. This latest paper sets out Phase 1 of the series of measures proposed, with stablecoins being the first cryptoasset to be fleshed out under the new regime.
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22.01.24 Strictly Boardroom

Companies House is changing - here's what companies need to know

On 26 October 2023, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill received Royal Assent, and the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (‘ECCT Act’) was published. The ECCT Act makes significant changes to the Companies Act 2006.
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13.01.24 Strictly Boardroom

Why heads of terms are key to a successful M&A transaction

The nineteenth century actor-philosopher Will Rogers once said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Heads of terms in an M&A transaction are a good example of this as they set the tone for the whole relationship between the parties.
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22.12.23 Strictly Legal

All I want for Christmas is hu-man

As King Charles draws a lungful of bracing Sandringham air before wishing us all a Merry Christmas, many in the legal profession will be reflecting on 2023 as a year of mixed blessings.
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08.12.23 Strictly Legal

BSB Entities - Barristers pursuing public sector legal work under the Procurement Act 2023

Those following the Procurement Bill will no doubt recall its reading in Parliament following two years of extensive consultation and policy development post-Brexit. The Bill, reforming the pre-existing Procurement Rules received royal assent in October 2023, and has passed into law as the Procurement Act 2023.
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04.12.23 Strictly Legal

Generative AI - The need for clear thinking

The legal industry has traditionally struggled to keep up with technology. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) evolving quicker than any other technology, we need to be mindful of its limitations and walk before we run with these new innovations.
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04.12.23 O'Connors News

International M&A specialist joins O'Connors

Liverpool and London-based business lawyers and advisers, O’Connors, has appointed international M&A specialist, Yousra Gamgoum as an Associate in its legal team to broaden its international support for clients.
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13.11.23 Strictly Boardroom

How to control the cost of M&A legal due diligence

The American writer and biochemist, Isaac Asimov, was not a fan of the concept of 'let the buyer beware'. He said he preferred the idea of 'let the seller be honest.' If only life were that simple, there would be little need for anyone to do due diligence before they buy anything.
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27.10.23 Strictly Legal

Litigation funding - the basics

Litigation funding is a financial arrangement where a third-party funder provides capital to cover the costs of litigation in exchange for a share of the damages recovered.
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