Production Process and Machinery Hire Contract Dispute - £107,000. Currently being litigated

The claimant installed a bottling production plant into a well-known water retailer, but the system was not commissioned for actual use.

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Sports Club Construction Dispute Settlement - £450,000+

A sports club had sold part of its land to a developer in return for the construction of a new clubhouse on the organisation’s remaining land.

As construction costs over-ran, the developer stopped work and refused to resume until additional funds were provided by the sports club.  This resulted in a stand-off that saw lawyers instructed by both sides.

The case got stuck for over 12 months in a legal process that made little headway, other than to highlight weaknesses in the contract that meant each side had some form of potential argument with which to attack the other.

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Are you going to pay the right amount of Inheritance Tax?

Losing a family member can be a very distressing time, especially when this comes suddenly and is unexpected.

One of our dairy farming clients faced an inheritance tax bill of over £220,000 on their fathers estate which included 2 working farms. The sons of the deceased individual came to Armstrong Watson as their trusted advisors to review the correspondence they had received from their solicitors and H M Revenue and Customs.

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Different Level of Proactivity leads to significant tax savings for new Armstrong Watson Client

“By listening to our needs and understanding the business, Tom and the team were able to offer us a different level of proactivity that we had not seen before from our previous advisers”

Jason Adlam, Chief Executive Officer, Harris CM


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Glencroft Countrywear

Rural Yorkshire manufacturer secures grant funding for expansion.

“Refurbishing the warehouse shelving was something we’ve wanted to do for many years. When Armstrong Watson advised me that grant funding was available to help manufacturers in rural locations for projects like this, I was delighted”. 

Glencroft Countrywear have been manufacturing and selling premium quality sheepskin goods from the Yorkshire Dales for over 30 years.  As an ambitious company, hoping to expand into new markets, Glencroft approached Armstrong Watson for help with their business plan.

So far the Glencroft business planning process has addressed:

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Strategic business advice helps increase Oldfield Electrical Supplies turnover past the £10 million mark

“By listening to our needs and getting to know the business, David and the team were able to steer us in the right direction to achieve our expansion goals and increase our number of operational branches within 3 years.”
Matthew Bell, Managing Director, Oldfield Electrical Supplies


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Successful protection of interests in law firm closure

Armstrong Watson was engaged by Genus Law Limited to find a firm to acquire the ongoing matters, client relationships and successor practice status; monitor compliance and lead on interaction with the SRA; and to ultimately liquidate the business.

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Taking your team and setting up on your own – a law firm “MBO”

Armstrong Watson was engaged by a head of practice area who was keen to take his existing team and clients from his current multi-partner firm to create his own sole practice. We were therefore engaged to value his current position in isolation, negotiate an exit value, incorporate a new entity, register the new entity with the SRA, establish lines of financing with bankers and ultimately assist in the ongoing financial compliance of the new business (e.g. in respect to payroll requirements, HMRC etc.).

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MSI Case Study: The Quiet American

Mr Green moved to the UK ten years ago, having been born and brought up in the USA.  Given he had no income or assets left in the US he assumed that he had no further requirements in the US.  After all he was paying all his taxes in the UK. 

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MSI Case Study: A Tale of Two Cities

Not all countries look as favourably on trusts as we do and if a beneficiary goes to live or work abroad the trustees need to know as such a move could create additional reporting requirements for them.  France in particular has very strict reporting rules.

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