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The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the principle of open justice is paramount to the administration of justice in the courts of England and Wales.
Employment Briefing — July 2013 download
The July 2013 issue of Walker Morris’s Employment Briefing is available now.
The government is making available £20m of funding for ‘innovative and ambitious’ Green Deal projects put forward by local authorities.
The Court of Appeal has clarified whether potential development value should be taken into account.
The Quoted Companies Alliance represents small to mid-size quoted companies, including companies with a standard listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and AIM companies.
In essence, this is the principle that a company has a separate legal personality from its members.
The Court of Appeal gave judgment recently in Ilott v Williams & Ors, unanimously upholding the trial judge’s decision that no partnership existed between four individuals. The court declared that for a valid partnership to exist, it required more than simply a decision to set up a business.
Personal liability of directors download
A director of a company may be authorised to sign documents on behalf of the company. Such authority may be ‘actual’, in that is conferred by or pursuant to the company’s articles of association, or it may, depending on the circumstances, be ‘implied’.
Under section 417 of the Companies Act 2006 all companies (unless entitled to the small companies exemption) must prepare a ‘business review’.
The draft bill will reduce the regulatory burden on the notification requirements that apply when an auditor resigns, is removed from office or is not reappointed.
Changes to the model articles download
Part 3 of the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 alters the model articles of private and public companies.
Belfairs agreed to buy a majority stake in Waveform Solutions Limited (the target) from Sutherland.
Keep calm and carry on — pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements in force from 29 July 2013 download
Pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements will come into force from 29 July 2013.
Hearsay evidence is a statement, made otherwise than by a witness giving his own personal account, which is relied upon in court to prove the truth of the matters stated.
The commission has issued a revised second draft of the state aid de minimis regulation, which makes amendments to the first draft and invites responses to the consultation.
The Court of Appeal has held that a lender with defective security over property was entitled, through subrogation, to an unpaid vendor’s lien over that property.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court in a case in which Walker Morris’s finance litigation team acted for the successful party.
Walker Morris now has the EAT’s written decision in the case of USDAW & Ors v WW Realisation 1 Ltd and another (commonly known as the ‘Woolworths case’).
Over the past few years, the European Commission has been investigating perceived anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceuticals sector.
There are occasions whereby it may be necessary to rectify the information incorrectly entered into the company’s register of members.