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What are the different types of misrepresentation?

What are the different types of misrepresentation? When entering into a business contract, a variety of statements are usually made setting out the details and background of the deal. If someone enters into a contract in reliance on a statement that later turns out to be untrue, this is misrepresentation. The false statement

What are the different types of misrepresentation?2021-03-23T14:12:26+00:00

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees The government’s reinstatement of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to the position of a secondary preferential creditor in insolvent liquidations comes at a time when many businesses are being squeezed and cash flow is poor. Lenders may be more inclined to seek personal guarantees

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees2021-03-09T14:43:12+00:00

Wrongful or insolvent trading: Can company directors be personally liable?

Wrongful or insolvent trading: Can directors be personally liable? Wrongful trading occurs when company directors continue to trade past the point when they knew or should have known that there was no reasonable prospect of avoiding insolvent liquidation and in addition they did not attempt to minimise potential loss to the company’s creditors

Wrongful or insolvent trading: Can company directors be personally liable?2021-02-22T14:58:30+00:00

The FCA and business insurance: Are Covid-19 interruptions covered?

The FCA and business insurance: Are Covid-19 interruptions covered? Following disputes and disagreement over whether business insurance companies were required to pay out on business interruption policies following the Covid-19 outbreak, the Supreme Court has made a ruling which will help many businesses make successful insurance claims. On 15 January 2021, the Supreme

The FCA and business insurance: Are Covid-19 interruptions covered?2021-02-08T15:31:55+00:00

Minority shareholder disputes: What are your rights?

Minority shareholder disputes: What are your rights? While minority shareholders have limited powers under the terms of the Companies Act 2006, a dispute can cause substantial disruption to a company if it is not dealt with promptly. Disagreements can arise when shareholders object to a certain course of action, when they believe that

Minority shareholder disputes: What are your rights?2021-01-29T15:03:12+00:00

The Legal Industry in 2021: Advice, guidance and representation

The Legal Industry in 2021: Advice, guidance and representation The difficulties of 2020 forced the legal industry to adapt quickly to provide advice, guidance and representation to clients during lockdowns and commercial turmoil. We understand more about the changes in the legal industry in 2021. Lawyers have on the whole moved rapidly to

The Legal Industry in 2021: Advice, guidance and representation2021-01-18T11:15:10+00:00

A guide to remedies for breach of contract: Disputes, resolutions and damages

A guide to remedies for breach of contract When one party to a contract fails to fulfil their obligations under it, it's classed as a breach of contract. Where the other party suffers a loss because of this, they are entitled to ask for a remedy. Before taking action against breach of contract,

A guide to remedies for breach of contract: Disputes, resolutions and damages2021-01-15T11:59:44+00:00

Employment law: What changes should we expect in 2021 following the pandemic?

Employment law: What changes should we expect in 2021 following the pandemic? Employment law changes following the pandemic and changes expected in 2021 As the New Year rolls around, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) remains in force, with the possibility of the Job Support Scheme to follow on. Combined with other

Employment law: What changes should we expect in 2021 following the pandemic?2021-01-18T11:07:50+00:00

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: General meetings and restructuring

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: General meetings and corporate restructuring A new bill, placed before Parliament on 20 May 2020, has been designed to offer protection to businesses and support the UK economy. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will allow companies in difficulty to benefit from a range of steps to

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: General meetings and restructuring2020-06-01T11:47:45+01:00

UK Government publishes new guidance on contractual behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic

UK Government publishes new guidance for contractual behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic In May 2020, the Government issued guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in dealing with the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency. The document is not legally binding, however, parties are strongly encouraged to follow its guidance for

UK Government publishes new guidance on contractual behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic2020-05-22T12:10:31+01:00

The contractual implications of Coronavirus: Can it be a force majeure event?

The contractual implications of Coronavirus: Can it be a force majeure event? As governments scramble to contain the coronavirus and the World Health Organisation labels as a global pandemic, businesses are facing the fact that contracts they have entered into in good faith may not now be performed. With some areas in quarantine,

The contractual implications of Coronavirus: Can it be a force majeure event?2020-05-10T15:23:39+01:00

Understanding bankruptcy and the matrimonial home: What are the risks I should be aware of?

Bankruptcy and the matrimonial home – what are risks you should be aware of? What is bankruptcy? In its very basic form, where an individual is made bankrupt, their assets will be collected by the Official Receiver or Trustee in Bankruptcy (“TiB”) for the benefit of unsecured creditors. Is your home at risk

Understanding bankruptcy and the matrimonial home: What are the risks I should be aware of?2020-05-14T12:44:51+01:00
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