News & Events

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Welcome to the News & Events Centre. This section contains corporate articles together with regulatory news focusing on the Operator’s Licensing regime.

Brief Encounter – Meet Brett Cooper

Get to know our Head of Corporate, Brett Cooper.  Brett joined Backhouse Jones in March 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience in commercial, corporate, property and construction law.  He advises on commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, business re-organisations and shareholder agreements on the commercial and corporate side and leases, site development and site acquisition on the property and construction side.

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Public Procurement – it’s not a done deal

Public procurement is where organisations or businesses of a public nature widely advertise contracts that they are hoping to enter in to.  This is also known as ‘tendering’.

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Shareholders Agreement – Critical or Not?

All business partnerships start out with good intentions.  Each of them will vary in form, they will all have one thing in common – the ability to go horribly wrong.  In newly formed companies, optimism is high and everyone is getting on.  As a result, shareholders often do not see the need for such an agreement, especially when money may be tight.

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The Game Changer

As I sit here waiting for the welcome address from Professor Brian Collins I start to wonder why on earth a corporate transport lawyer (and a newly appointed one at that) would come to such an event – should I even be here?

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