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Company

The Dutiful Director

Being appointed the director of a company is a big responsibility. It is imperative that you are aware what the duties of a director are and how to ensure you are complying with the relevant regulations. more

Civil Litigation

Adjudication and Resolving Disputes

Adjudication is a fast mechanism for settling disputes relating to construction contracts on a provisional interim basis. Adjudication provides for a tight timetable and requires the impartiality of an adjudicator. There is a right to refer a dispute to the Technology and Construction Court at 'any time'. more


Brexit

The High Court Judgment on Brexit – Common Myths Debunked

One 3rd November 2016, three of Britain’s top judges in the High Court ruled that Theresa May cannot exercise royal prerogative to trigger Article 50; Parliament must make the decision. more

Commercial Property

Three Golden Rules For Handling Customer Complaints

As a business owner, one of the most stressful things to deal with is a customer complaint. The trick is to never ignore a complaint, listen to the customer and try and turn what they perceive as a negative experience into a positive one. more

Commercial Law

Understanding UK Agency Law

If you want to sell your product and/or service into a sector where you have few contacts, or perhaps you wish to enter an oversea market, you may wish to consider appointing an agent who can negotiate sales agreements on your behalf. more


Employment

What Does the Uber Decision Mean for the Gig Economy?

The decision in Aslam (and others) v Uber, decided last month has the potential to change much of the landscape surrounding employment law, bringing it up to date with the economic reality of the so-called ‘gig’ economy, that has been steadily growing since the 2008 financial crash. more


Civil Litigation

Decoding Disclosure

Disclosure where each party to a dispute is required to show the other side documents which are related to the case. Disclosure is one of the most time and cost heavy aspects of any civil claim, especially in complex cases. The court will generally try to take steps to ensure the scope of any disclosure exercised is reasonable and proportionate. more

Brexit

Will Brexit Be Too ‘Hard’ For Britain To Handle?

Last week the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk said there was no ‘soft Brexit’. Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Mr Tusk dashed the hopes of those hoping Britain could remain inside the EU’s single market or negotiate some special form of association. The tenor of the UK’s referendum campaign had been to, “radically loosen relations with the EU, something that goes by the name of ‘hard Brexit’” he said. more


Family

Adopting a Child 101

Choosing to adopt a child is one of the most important decisions you could ever make. The adoption process is strictly monitored and there are a number of interviews and observations made on perspective adopters before a child is given to them. more

Company

Getting to Grips with Company Administration

Many company directors dread their company going into administration, however, if the process is managed correctly, it can work in the organisation’s favour and may even allow it to trade its way back to solvency. more

Commercial Property

Rent Review Rows And How To Avoid Them

'A rent review clause is designed to deal with a particular commercial problem, namely that of the tenant who wants security of tenure for a lengthy term, and the landlord who, in times of inflation or a rapidly changing property market, does not want to commit himself to a fixed rent for the whole of that term.'—(Hoffmann J in MFI Properties v BICC Group Pension Trust [1986] 1 EGLR 115). more


Information Technology

How to Draft a Watertight Software Agreement

If you are selling or developing software, it is imperative that you have robust agreements drafted when dealing with customers and suppliers. more


Commercial Property

Keeping Up Shop

When you enter into a commercial lease, it is imperative that you know what your maintenance and repair obligations are, and that you do not bind yourself to onerous responsibilities when negotiating the tenancy agreement. more

Civil Litigation

The Power of a Part 36 Settlement

Most people believe that if they engage a solicitor in a dispute they will end up in court. Fortunately, both in terms of time, stress and your bank balance, this is not the case. In fact, very few people who begin litigation ever see the inside of a courtroom. This is because most cases are settled before their day in court arrives. more

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