Corporate eBulletin June 2017

07 Jun 2017

Our latest corporate eBulletin covers some news and thought leadership from the team. To subscribe to the newsletter, please email  

DMH Stallard advises Byrne Looby Partners on latest acquisition

Abigail Owen, Corporate Partner at DMH Stallard, led the team advising the international group, Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited, on its acquisition of London-based structural engineering consultancy, Sinclair Johnston & Partners Limited, and associated funding for the transaction.

Click here to read more about this deal.

Be prepared for cyberattacks

The NHS and countless other targets around the world are in the midst of a massive series of cyberattacks. From what we know about the attacks so far, it is clear that, had some relatively straightforward precautionary actions been taken, many of the affected targets would not have been vulnerable to this particular attack. 

There are a number of straightforward, yet effective, steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a target.

Click here to read how to protect your business.

From here to uncertainty: commercial contracts and Brexit

On 29th March 2017, Article 50 was finally triggered, beginning a further two year period of uncertainty for the UK. Whilst we can’t predict the terms on which the UK will leave the EU, what we do know is that there will be legal and commercial implications for UK businesses. Now is the time for all UK businesses to consider how their existing contracts and trading relationships may be affected post-Brexit. Below, we look at some key commercial questions that UK businesses are likely to face.

To read the full article please click here.

Are you an owner of overseas companies or other entities holding property in the UK or intending to do so?

On 5 April 2017 the UK government published its proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas legal entities that own UK property. The proposals also apply to overseas entities that participate in UK government procurement.

The proposals represent a further step in the UK government’s commitment to ensuring that the UK is an open and transparent place to do business, and reflect, in part, the concern that overseas people are investing the proceeds of crime or corruption in UK property.

For more information please read the full article here.

Further reading

Encouraging staff back to the workplace following lockdown - how far can an employer push it?

Simon Bellm considers the extent to which an employer can require an employee to attend at the workplace, where they are reluctant to do so due to a Covid related reason.
Read more Read

DMH Stallard confirms merger with divorce specialists Brookman Solicitors

Blog, News & PR
Leading south east law firm DMH Stallard announces its merger with family law firm Brookman Solicitors.  
Read more Read

The UK Economy: calm before the storm?

Blog, Legal Updates
Insolvency expert Oliver Jackson considers the numbers and the outlook following a year of economic disruption
Read more Read

Consultation on Right to Regenerate

Blog, Legal Updates
Proposals give members of the public the right to ask for unused land or buildings to be sold. Holly Stevenson looks at the plan.
Read more Read
  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

  • Get in touch