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

Force Majeure Attempt to Avoid Agreement FailsSeptember 20, 2018

Oil exploration is a risky business and industry contracts commonly make provision for unforeseen events that interrupt production – known to lawyers as 'force majeure'....

Tax Mitigation Scheme Failure Proves DisastrousSeptember 11, 2018

Collecting debts is often a long and arduous process, but the use of bankruptcy proceedings can be an effective means of bringing matters to a...

When is a Year More Than a Year?September 5, 2018

When a landlord appointed agents to manage properties in London, it did so under an agreement for 12 months, which was specified to continue on...

Asset Freezing Can be CostlySeptember 2, 2018

Asset freezing injunctions can be a crucial tool in commercial litigation – but applying for them is not for the faint-hearted. If a freezing order...

University Lecturer Strikes Important Blow for Part-time WorkersAugust 30, 2018

In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the fact that the claimant was employed under a zero-hours contract did...

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