Litigation Support, Disputes and Mediation
The provision of expert witness testimony, either as a joint single expert or a named expert representing one party, requires a logical and independent approach as well as a sense of proportion regarding the cost-effectiveness of our work. We always consider the depth and scope of our reports in relation to the size and complexity of the case and the financial amounts at stake. We ensure our reports are clear, concise, relevant and fully-documented.
We are also mindful that our overriding duty as expert witness is to serve the Court. We take this obligation very seriously so that the expert witness reports we prepare for use in Court scrupulously are independent and objective.
However many shareholder disputes, whether caused by a falling-out of business partners or outside investors, are capable of being settled without the parties incurring the costs of litigation. We have many years’ experience of advising in these situations, where again the objectivity and clarity of our advice has proven its worth to clients.
HOW WE HELP
Need to settle a dispute over the value of a shareholding?
How much is your company worth?
Selling a minority shareholding. What is it worth?
Incorporating your sole trader business? What is the goodwill worth and what value will HMRC accept for tax purposes?
Making awards under a Management Incentive Plan? What is the value of the MIP shares for tax purposes?
Negotiations with HMRC at an impasse? Need a new perspective?
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Possibly one of the most neglected and common areas of Pay As You Earn (“PAYE”) failure is where shares are sold by employees or ex-employees – disposals of employment-related shares.
Where not all conditions of the MoU are satisfied – is it possible to put some reliance on the principles of the MoU? If the ‘spirit’ of the MoU is satisfied, can management rely on it?
Following the introduction of the employment-related securities legislation in the Finance Act 2003, there was significant uncertainty in relation to the tax implications for management acquiring shares in venture capital (“VC”) and private equity (“PE”) backed companies.