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The Companies Act provisions governing the length of notice shareholders are entitled to prior to annual general meetings (AGMs) and general meetings can prove tricky to interpret.
New regulations coming into force on 31 January will simplify requirements relating to company and limited liability partnership names.
Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales have been and gone, and retailers could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief and pausing to take stock.
A recent case has highlighted a number of points relevant to directors and their duties to the company.
The Kay Review, commissioned by the government and published in July 2012, explored issues of short-termism in UK equity markets. The recent progress report sets out key developments.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Dealing with poor performers is often the area managers find most challenging. We set out below seven key steps managers should take.
In Sugar Hut Group v AJ Insurance, the High Court was asked to consider the business interruption losses arising out of a fire at the Sugar Hut club in Essex.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
In Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd & Ors, the High Court was willing to imply authorisation of directors’ conflicts of interest.
The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.
Equal-pay claims are often viewed as the preserve of the public sector, but in light of the current class action against Asda this perception is being challenged.
Food businesses at all stages of the supply chain will have to be compliant with the first phase of Food Information Regulations by 13 December 2014.
Statistics of retail sales from December 2013 show that nearly 20 per cent of all non-food purchases originated from online sales.
We are now starting to see more private companies looking to buy back shares as a means of managing share capital.
The government is consulting on a range of provisions in the EU Accounting Directive that could result in simpler accounting requirements for smaller companies.
Public procurement rules are changing across Europe, and the UK government has just published a first draft of the new regulations that it proposes will implement the changes.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance document ‘Health and Safety in Care Homes’.
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final order in relation to the Competition Commission’s investigation into the UK statutory audit market for large companies.