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  • Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why face value is no measure of a good investment

    Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why face value is no measure of a good investment

    Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Jo Nisbet, a Partner in our entrepreneurial team, who looks at why taking a proposed deal at face value is no way to measure if it's a good investment.

  • Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Paula Skinner who is head of our entrepreneurial team and has vast experience of equity investments looks at why the devil is always in the detail of a deal.

  • Wrapped or unwrapped – recent court decision could be a gift for consumers

    Wrapped or unwrapped – recent court decision could be a gift for consumers

    Consumer sales are regulated to a significant extent within the UK and also within Europe. A recent case in Germany looked at the 14-day right to withdraw from distance or off-premises contracts. In particular, the excepting where if a transaction involved "a contract for the supply of sealed goods which are not suitable for return due to health protection or hygiene reasons, if they become unsealed after delivery" then the right to cancel was lost.