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While a headline glance at the Supreme Court’s judgment in this long-running case might give developers some encouragement a closer look reveals that the issues in play are not quite so straightforward.
Litigation privilege: what is it and how can you protect it? – a checklist for directors and managers download
Claiming privilege over a document is a valuable right for a potential litigant, however litigation privilege can be lost or not even arise at all.
New rules on company names download
The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) came into force on 31 January 2015.
A new set of accounting standards came into force in the UK on 1 January 2015, replacing all existing accounting standards.
The issue in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc v Judge concerned a claim by an employer for delivery up of confidential information by a director upon termination of his appointment.
The Financial Conduct Authority has fined Reckitt Benckiser Group plc £539,800 for a number of breaches of the listing rules and the disclosure rules and transparency rules.
This edition of Foresight outlines legislative and regulatory changes relating to company law expected to come into effect in 2015. With a little Foresight, Walker Morris can help you plan ahead.
In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced the Government’s intention to stop the practice of using schemes of arrangement involving a reduction of capital to effect a takeover of a public company.
The use of ‘cash shells’ with a quotation on the London Stock Exchange is a tried and tested way of generating the cash to fund an acquisition trail.
The Government has been consulting on draft regulations containing a new reporting requirement on payment practices and policies.
New rules on corporate directors download
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently working its way through Parliament and is likely to become law in the Spring.
The draft order empowering the Groceries Code Adjudicator to fine supermarkets has been laid before Parliament.
The Court of Appeal has given clear and helpful guidance as to the legal position when two or more known or foreseeable factors may combine to produce an abnormal event.
No, the starting point is that a loss of profit may be either a direct or indirect loss.
A director of a company who has breached his fiduciary duties as a director could not then, in his capacity as the company’s sole shareholder, ratify the breach where the company was insolvent.
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the national infrastructure plan — what does it mean for planning? download
Walker Morris’ planning and environment team provides a brief overview of the proposals likely to impact on the current planning regime.
Stamp duty on takeovers download
We have seen an increasing number of public company takeovers structured as schemes of arrangement.
In 2013, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider the obligation of good faith in a commercial contract in the context of the exercise of a contractual discretion.
The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014. These amend the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
The Advertising Standards Authority has warned video bloggers — vloggers — that they need to be clearer when they are accepting payment for promoting products.