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Misrepresentation in contract law: A brief on negligent, innocent and fraudulent statements

Misrepresentation in contract law: A brief on negligent, innocent and fraudulent statements Contracts govern most of the transactions that a business carries out. When the representations that have induced someone to enter into a contract turn out not to be true or are misleading, this is misrepresentation. If the person who has entered into the contract on the strength of a misrepresentation suffers loss, then they may be able to bring a legal claim for recission of the contract

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As a minority shareholder, how can I enforce my rights?

As a minority shareholder, how can I enforce my rights? The relationship between majority and minority shareholders is not always an easy one. Majority shareholders often want to run the business in the way that they see fit and without interference, while minority shareholders may feel that major decisions are being made without any accountability and that the company is being run to benefit only the majority. Minority shareholders may also have criticisms over the competence of those in

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Legal Blog, Shareholder Remedies, Shareholder Rights|Tags: , |Comments Off on As a minority shareholder, how can I enforce my rights?

Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office?

Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office? When Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021, it was open to workers in England to return to the office or other workplace. A gradual return was recommended by the government, with employers required to follow official safety guidelines for keeping employees safe. Employers can decide whether they want workers to return, with the prime minister saying it is up to businesses and their staff

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: Insolvency, Legal Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office?

The Government is to end temporary insolvency measures for UK companies post Covid-19

The Government is to end temporary insolvency measures for UK companies post Covid-19 22nd September 2021 The government has announced that from 1 October 2021 it will be phasing out the temporary measures that were brought in to protect businesses from insolvency during the Covid-19 crisis. The measures were introduced in June last year in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 to prevent businesses that were essentially viable from being lost during periods of enforced lockdown. The Act

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FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-19

FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-19: How do you manage commercial contract disputes following the coronavirus pandemic? 13st August 2021 Without doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has had huge repercussions on the UK economy with many businesses left reeling from both the pandemic itself and the introduction of government measures to protect the public. Many enterprises have found it difficult to continue operating; supply chains have been and still are disrupted; events have been cancelled, and businesses have been

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Legal Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-19

Landlords and tenants: Government issues a new policy on ‘ringfencing’ rent debt accrued during the pandemic

Landlords and tenants: Government issues a new policy on ‘ringfencing’ rent debt accrued during the pandemic closures. 17th August 2021 On 4 August 2021, the UK Government updated their policy on supporting businesses with commercial rent debts. The Government says the aim is to ‘provide the breathing space needed’ for negotiations between tenants and landlords as they try to resolve the issue of £7.5 billion of commercial rent that is in arrears, according to estimates by the British Property

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UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors 3rd August 2021 In March 2021, the government extended temporary insolvency measures to aid businesses in dealing with the current and continuing disruption caused by the pandemic. The measures so far have avoided a big spike in insolvencies and the extension of relief aims to continue this. Temporary measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act contains

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Debt Recovery, Director Disqualification, Directors' Duties, Legal Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors

Payback for bounce-back loans approaches: Handling debts, disputes and deadlines

Payback for bounce-back loans approaches: Deadlines, handling debts and disputes 20th July 2021 The Government’s bounce back loan offered to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, gave emergency finance to struggling organisations of between £2,000 and £50,000. The loans were interest-free for the first twelve months, with the first loans delivered in May 2020. This means that for some, the time to start repaying is here. For those not repaying the full amount straight away, interest will be payable on

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