Company and Commercial Articles

24th June 2021

Community Ownership Fund

As part of the Budget on 3rd March the Chancellor announced the Community Ownership Fund. A £150m fund is to be established with the aim of helping local communities take ownership of pubs and other community venues facing the risk of closure. The Community Ownership Fund will cover at risk sports clubs, theatres, music venues […]Read More >

14th April 2020

CBILs (Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans) and Guarantees

Pay attention to the independent advice In what is certainly the most challenging time for businesses since 2008, the government has been quick to announce financial assistance to SMEs on several levels. One of these is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBIL). This is directed toward SMEs with a turnover of up to £45m. […]Read More >

8th April 2020

Furlough – Getting it right

It is a great initiative for businesses but beware of misinformation There has been considerable attention given to the Chancellor’s assistance to employers in the current pandemic. Specifically, employers have been offered a grant where those employers adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak have had a downturn in work for their staff. The assistance available […]Read More >

30th March 2020

COVID-19: Advice for businesses in turbulent times

These are unprecedented times for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains, logistics and services, and, importantly, consumer demand. What is the most difficult element in all this is (to quote a veteran Hollywood scriptwriter) that no-one knows anything. The surfeit of contradictory information simply adds to the feeling of uncertainty in already […]Read More >

7th March 2019

The Problem with Sole Director-Shareholder Companies using Table A Articles

The recent High Court ruling in Kings Court Trust Ltd & Ors v Lancashire Cleaning Services Limited (2017) has highlighted a significant problem for sole director-shareholder companies who use Table A articles of association. Read More >

26th September 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation – It’s Coming Ready or Not

GDPR is going to be incorporated into the UK law and everyone doing business in the UK/EU even if they are located outside will be subject to its provisions.Read More >

14th September 2017

Compensation for Late Payments of Commercial Debts

Cashflow can be the difference between success and failure in business. But if late payments are giving you unnecessary business headaches, the law is on your side.Read More >

20th July 2017

When is a Contract a Contract?

When you’ve signed on the dotted line, right? Wrong! You could be tied into legally binding agreements before the terms of a formal contract have been agreed and signed.Read More >

13th June 2016

Limitation Period for Loans

The High Court recently considered when the limitation period begins to run in respect of a loan where there is no deadline for repayment. Read More >

8th June 2016

Implied Terms in a Contract

Implied Terms in a ContractRead More >

17th March 2016

The Commercial Agents Regulations 1993

The Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 set out how compensation for the termination of an agency arrangement is calculated. Perhaps surprisingly, even where a contractual termination occurs, compensation is still payable to an agent (at least where the agency is of products rather than services). Where the parties have not agreed an indemnity under their contract then compensation is due, but how is it calculated?Read More >

17th February 2016

Slogans – Can They be Trademarks?

You will be aware of trademarks that brands register in order to obtain protection for a brand (and for the investment that has been made in the brand and its brand “equity”). What is often the case is that a number of brands have made considerable investment in slogans. Some almost form part of everyday language – Nike’s “Just do it”, Coca Cola’s “it’s the real thing” are obvious examples. There are numerous examples that have less ubiquity but still have considerable investment.Read More >

6th January 2016

The Right to Monitor Employees Emails

The Right to Monitor Employees EmailsRead More >