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In the fifth article in our series looking at managing risk on angel investments, Daniel Hayhurst, Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate at Brabners LLP, considers the steps to take to manage risks on exiting and realising investments.

As with the other risk areas considered in this series, it is important to consider the risks around exiting from an investment at the outset. Doing so allows you to take steps to mitigate potential risks, as the ability to do so post investment can be limited

Commercial legal practice Brabners has been appointed to the legal panel of one of the UK’s largest housing associations in a three-year deal.

Riverside, headquartered in Liverpool, manages more than 50,000 homes nationwide across 160 local authorities. Brabners will advise on a number of core areas including property and development, governance, commercial, employment and housing management.

The long awaited government proposals have been published today following the Matthew Taylor review of employment practices in the modern economy published in July 2017. As predicted, reactions have been mixed.

"The government’s good work plan is no good, it won’t work and it isn’t a plan", says UNISON. TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady added: "The government has taken a baby step - when it needed to take a giant leap.

Firm says its financial strength will see it continue investing for growth to become a legal force for the North

Brabners LLP, the leading North West law firm, said demand for its services was driving double digit growth in the current financial year, after the firm advised on a number of high profile projects.

In the third of our series of articles looking at the legal considerations to angel investing, Daniel Hayhurst, Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate at Brabners LLP, continues the theme of risk and looks at the steps to consider in managing risk at the start of an investment.

Managing risk at the start of an investment: 5 steps to consider

1.“Buyer/Investor beware”

Congratulations are in order as the shortlist is announced for Manchester Legal Awards 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Manchester Legal Awards has been revealed and we are pleased to congratulate Manchester Employment team who have are nominated for Employment Team of the Year and our Head of Litigation Manchester, Jeff Lewis, who is nominated for Partner of the Year.

Brabners is delighted to have advised Gas Tag in securing a private equity investment from Waterland Private Equity, a deal that valued the Company at in excess of £20 million. The investment is the first completed by Waterland’s UK team, following the establishment of its new office in Wilmslow in 2017.

North West-based commercial law firm Brabners has been appointed to the Scottish Professional Football League’s (SPFL) new panel of external legal advisers.

The SPFL was founded in 2013 following a merger between the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League. It consists of the top four levels of the league system and two cup competitions – the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Challenge Cup. The SPFL is owned by its 42 member clubs.

The panel was created following the end of a long-term relationship between SPFL and Scotland-based Harper Mcleod LLP.

The January transfer windows often see the market-place saturated with documentation (purporting to be sub-contracted mandated authorisation documents) linked to the marketing of foreign based players (the “Player”).

Mark Rathbone, Head of Corporate at Brabners LLP, discusses in his second article with Tech North, angel investing for the relatively uninitiated, he looks further at the risks to be considered and managed when investing, and the content to be expected in the Heads of Terms.

The portfolio approach

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