Personal Blog

Co-founder Paul Sutton shares some personal insights from his day-to-day work, providing a look behind the scenes at LCN Legal.

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The five women who inspire me the most

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Wherever you are, whoever you are (daughter, mother, sister, mother of daughters and father of daughters etc), today is not only a day to celebrate women and girls worldwide, it is a day to celebrate equality, fairness and humanity. We’ve been on the planet for a long time and women have only recently been …
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What Jim Rohn would say to a Mum Entrepreneur?

My husband and I have this habit of asking the question of what a famous successful public figure would say or do if he/she was in our situation. Last week, I was having one of those days where I was trying to finish work on time and get to the bottom of that never ending to do list, but I didn’t. Everything after that was just a blur for me; I rushed …
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How to be a treasurer

This was remark from Coco, our just-turned-7 year old daughter: “I need a box, to treasure things in.” It made me realise that I don’t often use the word “treasure” as a noun, let alone as a verb. So here’s a Monday morning question for you, inspired by Anthony Robbins: What are your most treasured memories in your career so far? And what …
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Dealing with franchising in TP documentation

Intra-group franchising arrangements are not uncommon, and we’ve recently been helping two multinational groups with their intercompany franchise agreements. For one of those clients, we were provided with a benchmarking report produced by one of the ‘Big Four’ firms, which attempted to provide guidance as to an appropriate franchise fee. The …
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My day with the tax guns

Unannounced tax audits may be a fact of corporate life – but you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to involve firearms. This is the subject of an article very kindly contributed by Ian Barron, the former Vice President and Head of Corporate Tax at American Express for the EMEA Region: “I’ve had some interesting and amusing experiences handling …