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Company Pays Crushing Price for Failing to File its Accounts On TimeOctober 14, 2019

The consequences of a company being struck off the Companies House register – even temporarily for nothing more than an administrative failure – can be...

Hotel Under Duty to Protect Guests Against Third-Party Criminal ActsSeptember 12, 2019

Can businesses owe a duty to protect customers on their premises from the criminal acts of others? In a test case concerning a horrific attack...

Lack of Due Diligence Gives Company Buyer Four Days in CourtAugust 29, 2019

When the sale of a company is taking place, it is usual for warranties to be given regarding how the company being sold has conducted...

Owner of Fire-Damaged Factory Triumphs in High Court Insurance DisputeAugust 1, 2019

Almost all businesses are insured against fire damage but, when the worst happens, insurers are understandably anxious to make sure they do not pay out...

New Company Disclosure Requirements On the WayJuly 11, 2019

The trend towards full disclosure and openness continues unabated in business, and new regulations are being mooted which will increase the amount of disclosure required...

Data Protection FeesJune 3, 2019

On 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force, incorporating the EU General Data Protection Regulation, ushering in a new era of...

Debtors’ Rights – High Court Takes to Task Bailiffs Who Overstepped the MarkMay 14, 2019

Judgments for debt would hardly be worth having if there were no bailiffs to enforce them. However, as a High Court ruling made clear, they...

Company or Unincorporated Firm? The Distinction Can Be Vitally Important!April 11, 2019

A limited company has a legal personality all of its own, but an unincorporated firm does not. As a High Court ruling in respect of...

Financial Ombudsman Service Remit to be Extended to Cover More Small BusinessesJanuary 24, 2019

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) exists to deal with complaints between financial service businesses (such as banks, insurance brokers, and loan and mortgage providers) and...

Director Who Flouted Ban Given Jail SentenceJanuary 7, 2019

Ignoring a court ruling is a foolish strategy at any time – as a man who continued to act as a director after having been...

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