Commercial Legal Services

O’Donnell Solicitors provides expert commercial legal advice to businesses and private individuals, rivalling the advice provided by city firms. A wealth of experience enables O’Donnell Solicitors to advise holistically on all aspects of your case, providing you and your business with the very best advice to enable sound commercial decisions to be made.

If you would like to speak to someone in our Commercial Department, please contact our Office on 01457 761 320 or email James O’Donnell, Director and head of our Commercial Department at [email protected]

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  • The Rise of the Deathbed Marriage – Inheritance Tax Considerations

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    According to reports, the number of so-called ‘deathbed marriages’ has increased in the UK this year. Figures from the Home Office and the Passport Office for the three months to May 2018 show a rise in applications for ‘urgent marriages’, which most often occur in hospitals. One high-profile instance of death-bed marriage involved Sir Ken… Read More

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  • What amounts to Discrimination in the workplace? Suzzanne Gardener explains…

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    As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that you nor your employees or workers discriminate against another person. The consequence of your failure to prevent this could be an unlimited fine in compensation. So; what is discrimination? what constitutes discrimination in an employment context? and what can you do to reduce the risk… Read More

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  • 5 Reasons to Consider Lasting Powers of Attorney

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    The UK’s population is ageing at a rapid rate. A recent study by Age UK reported that by 2040, nearly one in four people in the UK (24.2%) will be aged 65 or over. Concurrently, the number of people suffering diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s is also on the rise. According to the Alzheimer’s… Read More

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  • Civil Partnerships to be Extended to Mixed Sex Couples

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    Civil partnerships are to become available to mixed sex couples in England and Wales, it was announced by the Prime Minister this week. The change legislation will open the doors for every couple in England and Wales to be able to choose between a civil partnership and marriage as a means of formalising their relationship… Read More

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