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Debt Management Company Investigation Brings BansJuly 4, 2018

There was a certain irony to a recent report that the directors of a debt management company – set up to offer advice and assistance...

Director Address Disclosures – ChangesJune 17, 2018

Recent changes have made it easier for company directors to withhold disclosure of their private addresses in publicly filed documents. Prior to 2009, the usual...

Do You Understand Your Duties as a Director?June 6, 2018

Directors have a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests, and seeking expert legal advice is the best...

Failure to Address Expert Report Proves CostlyMay 16, 2018

When a tenant of industrial land failed to adhere to a notice to quit the premises, the landlord brought a legal action under the law...

Breach of Contract Claim Defeated QuicklyMay 8, 2018

Some breach of contract claims are stronger than others, but even groundless cases come to court sometimes. However, with skilled legal representation, these can be...

Incomplete Partnership Arrangements Lead to Court AppearanceApril 4, 2018

When new partners are being introduced into a partnership, it is wise to finalise the arrangements quickly in case the partners fall out. Any lack...

Refusal to Cooperate Spells TroubleMarch 20, 2018

Being made bankrupt is never a welcome experience, but failing to comply with reasonable requests of the Official Receiver can make matters even worse. Once a...

Pre-Trial Skirmishing Can Be as Important as the Main EventFebruary 19, 2018

In commercial litigation, many of the most important battles are fought before the trial even starts and those who drag their feet or fail to...

Failure to Point Out Business Decline Proves CostlyFebruary 8, 2018

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

Insolvency and Assignment of Causes of Action – High Court RulingDecember 22, 2017

On the basis that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, it is common for liquidators of insolvent companies to assign...

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