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Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt Action

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but...

Just Because a Debt is Small...

Many people think that the costs and difficulty of litigation mean that it is not worth pursuing...

Gold Visas Scheme Relaunch With Vetting Proposed

The Government has taken steps to halt the 'Tier 1 Investor' visa scheme after it became clear...

Director Who Flouted Ban Given Jail Sentence

Ignoring a court ruling is a foolish strategy at any time – as a man who continued to act as...

Modern Slavery Compliance Regime to be Tightened Up?

There are estimated to be more than 40 million people who are victims of 'modern slavery' at any...

Pension Trustees Take Note

Pension transfer scams are commonplace and cause a great deal of hardship for the dupe who puts...

Resolving Disputes in the Boardroom

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result....

Supreme Court Rules in 'Gay Cake' Case

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal...

If You Agree to Abide by Rules...

Football Association (FA) rules require that, where disputes arise between players' agents and...

Force Majeure Attempt to Avoid Agreement Fails

Oil exploration is a risky business and industry contracts commonly make provision for unforeseen...

Asset Freezing Can be Costly

Asset freezing injunctions can be a crucial tool in commercial litigation – but applying for...

Non-Disclosure is Fault of Policyholder Not Brokers

It is no real surprise that insurers are often not wildly enthusiastic about paying claims and...

Registered Your PSCs Yet?

Every UK company is required to identify the people who are 'persons with significant control'...

Oral Contract Variation Invalid, Rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has decided a case which will be of significance to anyone who is used to...

Debt Management Company Investigation Brings Bans

There was a certain irony to a recent report that the directors of a debt management company...

Director Address Disclosures - Changes

Recent changes have made it easier for company directors to withhold disclosure of their private...

Do You Understand Your Duties as a Director?

Directors have a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests,...

Failure to Address Expert Report Proves Costly

When a tenant of industrial land failed to adhere to a notice to quit the premises, the landlord...

Breach of Contract Claim Defeated Quickly

Some breach of contract claims are stronger than others, but even groundless cases come to court...

Director Who Helped Herself Faces Music

It is hardly surprising that directors of companies that face insolvency often wish to recoup...

Incomplete Partnership Arrangements Lead to Court Appearance

When new partners are being introduced into a partnership, it is wise to finalise the arrangements...

Refusal to Cooperate Spells Trouble

Being made bankrupt is never a welcome experience, but failing to comply with reasonable requests...

Serving Companies with Legal Documents - High Court Guidance

Although companies are independent entities in law, they can only act through natural persons and...

Pre-Trial Skirmishing Can Be as Important as the Main Event

In commercial litigation, many of the most important battles are fought before the trial even...

Failure to Point Out Business Decline Proves Costly

When a business is sold, a 'due diligence' process is normally entered into to make sure that the...

If You Help Fund a Claim You May Be Liable if it Fails

It is not unusual for the cost of litigation – especially where a group of companies is...
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