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Entrepreneurs Panel

Jeremy Roberts
Charlie Mullins
Brian Hay
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham
Richard O'Sullivan
Laura Tenison
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Tony Caldeira
David Pollock
Michael Oliver

Analysis

There are still opportunities in the commercial property market, with distressed assets still regularly coming onto the market. Even so, if you want to make sure your sale, purchase or investment goes smoothly (and fast, which is usually a condition of the best deals) you’ll need a lawyer who knows their stuff. These do.

With the taxman ever-keener to get his hands on your hard-earned cash and make sure you and your heirs see as little of it as possible you need decent advisors on your side. The Legal 500 identifies the following as the best in the region.

Planning on ditching the old ball and chain? If you’re an entrepreneur there will be consequences not just for your personal finances but, like as not, for your business too. So employ the best – you read EN, you can afford it.

With redundancies still on the agenda and ex-employees readier than ever to seek legal redress for real and imagined slights, it’s boom time for the employment lawyers. The firms listed below will tell you that you shouldn’t wait until you get a letter from the Employment Tribunal before getting in touch with them.

Emergency Budget Report 2010: PwC experts give their predictions

Despite the economic turmoil of 2008/9, new research released by Penfolds reveals the noughties were in fact the best decade of the last 50 years and 2004 was the vintage year of the decade.

Many once-powerful employer brands will be unable to attract top talent in the next decade. This is according to a report on how the downturn will change the future of work, published today by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Today Think tank Reform publishes a new pamphlet by Vince Cable MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman, arguing that cuts in public spending are essential to tackle the UK’s fiscal deficit. The paper is available at www.reform.co.uk.

With redundancies still on the agenda and ex-employees readier than ever to seek legal redress for real and imagined slights, employment lawyers – like insolvency specialists – have enjoyed a busy year, with little let-up in sight. The firms listed below will tell you that you shouldn’t wait until you get a letter from the Employment Tribunal before getting in touch with them.

As the recession has ground on, one of the few growth areas in professional services has been corporate recovery and insolvency. Below are the region’s firms that the Legal 500 identifies as being strongest in this area.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.