Commercial Client Articles

Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated...

Franchising Your Business – the Basics

If you have been running a successful business for a period of time, you may be considering expansion. One of the options available is to...

Company Name Rules

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the Government or...

Nuisance Calls and Texts Law

Since 6 April 2015, changes to the law have given the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) enhanced powers to take action against companies making nuisance marketing...

Investing in Small Businesses and Start-Ups – The EIS and SEIS Schemes

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are popular vehicles for investment in small or start-up businesses. Both are attractive because...

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Commercial Client News

Tenants Succeed in Avoiding Insurance ChargesApril 30, 2018

When tenants discovered that their landlord had bought insurance over their flats, including the structure of the building, when they had already purchased insurance cover...

Words, Not Intention, Determine Meaning of ContractApril 22, 2018

When disputes arise over the meaning of a contract, it is usual for the court to look first at what the wording of the contract...

Director Who Helped Herself Faces MusicApril 16, 2018

It is hardly surprising that directors of companies that face insolvency often wish to recoup their investments before the balloon goes up. However, as one...

Seeking to Waive Dividends?April 10, 2018

For a person who has no need of the income from a family company, a dividend waiver, which allows other shareholders to receive dividends but...

Perceived Disability DiscriminationApril 8, 2018

Under the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination occurs when the reason for a person being treated less favourably than another is one of the protected...

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