In the recent case of General Dental Council v Jamous, the High Court has allowed an appeal and held that tooth-whitening is a treatment “usually” performed by dentists and therefore constituted the practice of dentistry under the Dentists Act 1984. Consequently, a person not qualified as a dentist should be prohibited from providing such treatment.… Learn more
Emma Cameron joined Matthew Arnold & Baldwin in 2006 from the London office of Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) and became a Partner in 2010.
Emma specialises in all areas of corporate finance and advises businesses, banks and high net worth individuals on share and business acquisitions and sales. She advises on joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, fundraisings and share schemes. Clients Emma has worked for include Avondale Group, Steak Media Group, ESRI UK, Santander, HSBC and Porcelanosa.
Emma has been on secondments to two large companies which allowed her to experience legal matters from the perspective of the client.
Emma is also a member of the firm’s professional practices sector group and regularly advises on partnership matters and has a particular expertise in advising professional practices converting to limited liability partnerships.
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In a recent High Court decision it was held that in circumstances where an individual is properly characterised as a de facto and shadow director of a company and that individual had sanctioned and encouraged the company to operate an unlawful collective investment scheme, it was appropriate to disqualify him from acting as a director… Learn more
In Universal Project Management Services Ltd v Fort Gilkicker Ltd and others  EWHC 348 (Ch), the High Court has considered whether a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) which holds all of a company’s shares can pursue a derivative action against a director of that company. Fort Gilkicker Ltd (FGL) was incorporated in… Learn more
Last month, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) published an open letter to the chairmen of the remuneration committees at FTSE 350 companies. The NAPF is the main organisation representing the interests of 1300 occupational pension funds in the UK; it also represents and provides services for those involved in designing, operating, advising and… Learn more
Although Templeton Insurance Ltd v (1) Thomas (2) Panesar  EWCA Civ 35 relates to the goodwill of a company, it is equally relevant to the goodwill of professional practices, whether they operate as companies, limited liability partnerships or traditional-style partnerships. The background to the case was that an insurance company issued legal proceedings against… Learn more
I blogged yesterday about the changes to buy backs of shares which the Government had proposed so as to make its concept of “employee shareholder contracts” more workable. This concept meant that employees would give up certain employment rights in exchange for shares in their employer. However, the House of Lords has voted against this… Learn more
In February 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published its response to comments received on its October 2012 consultation paper on the proposed relaxations to the regime which currently applies when a company acquires its own shares (a “share buy back”). A revised draft of the regulations amending the relevant parts of the… Learn more
In a recent unreported case, Scott v Scott, the High Court has refused to grant an injunction preventing a veterinarian from setting up another veterinary business within a 10-mile radius of her former practice. The applicant (A) and respondent (R) were husband and wife (although they were in the process of divorcing) and had been… Learn more
Last month, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published a revised version of the draft statutory instrument, the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013. The original draft Regulations were published in August 2012 and followed a series of Government consultations on a new company charge registration regime. These new draft… Learn more
A recent case has considered whether the proper defendant in a claim against a firm of accountants was the partnership or the new limited liability partnership (LLP) which had been incorporated in the period in which the allegedly negligent services were provided. During the court proceedings, the claimant realised that it was suing the wrong… Learn more