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  • No change at the top: corporate and commercial weblink

    Briefings | 29 January 2015

    2014 again saw many small and mid-size companies encouraged to address continued shareholder activism and a keener focus on corporate governance.

  • The art of the difficult conversation weblink

    Briefings | 28 January 2015

    In this post, Philip Lloyd Williams, principal of Lloyd Williams & Associates, shares his top tips in having a difficult conversation and how to avoid making matters worse.

  • Removing a block to paying out shareholder dividends weblink

    Briefings | 27 January 2015

    How to resolve a dividends block created by losses made over a number of years.

  • Starter home initiative weblink

    Briefings | 27 January 2015

    New rules proposed for brownfield sites to boost affordable housing initiatives.

  • Tweeting hell! weblink

    Briefings | 23 January 2015

    The behaviour of employees on social media and an employer’s ability to discipline inappropriate behaviour has been a hot topic for some time.

  • New year — new rules weblink

    Briefings | 23 January 2015

    Since they were brought in there have been 23 sets of amends to the Insolvency Rules 1986. In 2015/16 the landscape of insolvency legislation will once again change.

  • Insolvency set-off weblink

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Is it possible for a party to deduct a debt owed to it under one contract from a debt owing to it under another?

  • Is the relationship ‘unfair’? The court and the Consumer Credit Act weblink

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    The court has a wide power under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA) to re-open credit agreements made between an individual debtor/borrower and a creditor/lender if it finds that the relationship is ‘unfair;...

  • Planning update — January 2015 weblink

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Gateley’s update offers headline-hitting news you need to know about, changes coming up in the law, landmark rulings and details of events and seminars you might be interested in.

  • Trainees’ New Year resolutions weblink

    Briefings | 21 January 2015

    Gateley’s trainees have put together some resolutions for you to follow in order to build on your success at work or law school.

  • Help! My dividend was unlawful weblink

    Briefings | 20 January 2015

    A company may decide to return surplus cash to its shareholders. The simplest method involves the payment of a cash dividend, but are there any restrictions on a company’s ability to do this?

  • Modernising insolvency in the EU weblink

    Briefings | 19 January 2015

    Moves are underway to change the insolvency landscape to make it easier for the rescue of businesses operating across member states to be implemented...

  • Act today… literally! Energy performance of non-domestic buildings weblink

    Briefings | 16 January 2015

    The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it intends to publish approximately 723,000 records relating to the energy performance of non-domestic buildings.

  • Service charge: it's no party weblink

    Briefings | 15 January 2015

    ’Landlords have reason to pause for thought when it comes to service charge recovery following a recent decision.

  • Return to sender: returning value to shareholders weblink

    Briefings | 15 January 2015

    Returning value to shareholders has become a hot topic in recent years.

  • Looking ahead: employment law developments in 2015 weblink

    Briefings | 14 January 2015

    What employment law developments will make the headlines in the first half of 2015? Gateley employment associate Chris Davies gives us his predictions for the months ahead.

  • Liquidators: the power of necessary weblink

    Briefings | 14 January 2015

    The powers of a liquidator in winding-up a company are set out in Schedule 4 of the Insolvency Act, which all IPs will be familiar with.

  • The need to be FIT: the FCA's ‘fit and proper’ test weblink

    Briefings | 13 January 2015

    On 15 December 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority issued a final notice in respect of Jonathan Burrows, a managing director and ‘approved person’ in a well-known investment company.

  • Should counsel be involved in mediations? weblink

    Briefings | 13 January 2015

    This week Colin Russ provides top tips in relation to counsel being involved in mediation.

  • Here comes the sun: solar panels weblink

    Briefings | 12 January 2015

    Will it be all right if you are thinking of using the sun by installing solar panels on your property?

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