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Catherine Gannon
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One of the benefits of your own business is the ability to have flexibility over the share structure and share rights.  This can be destroyed if care is not paid to how you set the structure up of a UK trading business.  I explain some of the most common pit holes to avoid drawn from the real life cases our London commercial law team handles.  
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The Government is providing free money to businesses to help them improve connectivity.  It is genuine and worth knowing about. Venus Business Communications can help you.
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Do you have all your ducks in a row to get the benefits of SEIS and EIS tax relief?
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When you are setting up in business in the UK did you know how you structure the equity can make a big difference in terms of tax and flexibility?  Equity structures can be changed once a company is trading but often matters are much easier if you structure correctly from the start.  We have outlined the implications for UK tax and corporate law and plotted some solutions for you to consider.
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Whilst the burden of employment law in the UK has definitely reduced for UK SMEs dealing with sickness absence remains a tricky area.  The difficulty is that disability discrimination claims in the UK carry potentially uncapped claims to compensation and many illnesses which may not seem like a disability such as certain stress claims count as a disability for the purposes of UK law.  We attach a guide to help you.
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Would you find a free seminar on whether it is now better to trade as a limited company in the UK versus an LLP interesting?  The seminar would deal with the new changes to UK taxation for LLP members.  Let me know your views please.
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If you are serious on growing you need to seriously consider improving connectivity and the Government will provide up to £3,000 to do that.   Connectivity has been the secret behind my success and enables me to recruit and retain the best people.    
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Super connectivity is a way to build your business.  The Government is offering up to £3,000 to help businesses.  Gannons installed the lines years ago and are now championed by the Government as I explained to the House of Commons last night. 
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Do you know how to make sure you don’t miss out on the very generous SEIS and EIS tax reliefs by investing at the wrong time? 
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Did you know that in the UK you can still claim generous capital gains tax rates and still carry on trading?  If you are shifting the emphasis of your business, for example, moving to on-line, there are capital gains tax savings for the well informed.  Our article explains more about how to structure a change in the business. 
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We are seeing some very attractive values being attached to recent business sales in London especially if they relate to anything hi tech. In the background under the headlines some executives are now cashing in on equity incentives and often at very low UK tax rates.  It is time to get up to speed on employee share plans and how to make them work for your business.
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Legal marketing should help with recruitment as well as finding clients.  However, I find that whilst the marketing definitely helps with finding clients on the recruitment front lawyers in the UK still prefer to go via agents?  This is irritating for employers who prefer direct approaches which save on hefty agency fees.  My commercial London law firm is recruiting yet the vacancy seems only to be picked up by agents not candidates? Why?
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  • Gannons LLP
    Solicitor, present
  • Baker & McKenzie, Osborne Clark, SJ Berwin, Littlejohns, Baker Tilly
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Introduction
Catherine Gannon Expertise

Gannons LLP is a law firm specialising in the law relating to employment, partnerships, LLPs, company/commercial and the resolution of dispute. 

Work and clients

As managing partners of Gannons LLP Catherine manages the law firm and its clients. Having both an accountancy and legal background as well as running a business Catherine stands out as being truly commercial.  Catherine's clients include LLP partnerships, companies, directors and senior executives. 

Catherine is regular writer and speaker for a variety of bodies including Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute of Tax, Institute of Directors, ESOP Centre and IFS ProShare. 

Route to Gannons

Catherine started her career by training with a firm of chartered accountants in the tax department. Upon qualification she trained to be a lawyer. Catherine worked for the major City law firm S J Berwin and the leading international law firm Baker & McKenzie before setting up Gannons.

Professional memberships

Solicitor, Chartered Tax Advisor, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Institute of Directors, Employment Lawyers Association, IFS ProShare. Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Why I became a lawyer

The thrill of the deal and elevating a client's position beyond expectations. Completion is always a great moment.  It is very rewarding watching the firm grow and develop.

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