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The Court of Appeal has considered whether the High Court made the right decision in re-writing a 12-month non-compete covenant so that it made commercial sense.
Name or shame: complying with the name and charitable status provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
This note focuses on two key provisions of the Act which deal with the requirement to display the name and charitable status of registered societies.
Whether a bribe or secret commission obtained by an agent is held by the agent on trust for his principal was recently considered by the Supreme Court.
Since September 2013, employee shareholder agreements have enabled companies to introduce a new type of employment status into their workforce.
On 7 July 2014, the government published details of the first wave of Growth Deals.
The biggest changes to the capital allowances rules since July 1996 have been introduced for buyers and sellers of commercial property.
Businesses should aim to pay the lowest rate of interest when borrowing from banks, as well as ensuring any financing is structured tax efficiently.
There are significant proposals this year on areas such as infrastructure, pensions, zero-hours contracts, ‘modern slavery’ and recall of MPs.
A recent insolvency case in which a late application to adjourn the trial of an application under IA 1986 fell foul of the Mitchell principles is interesting in a number of respects.
A court has held that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may be a ‘construction contract’ that brings with it the requirements of the Construction Act.
Winckworth Sherwood has released the 2014 spring edition of its Budget Summary.
This decision represents a welcome return to the ‘pay for what you use’ principle and strikes a fairer balance between different creditor and expense groups.
Yasmin Prest won her landmark divorce ruling when the Supreme Court ordered Mr Prest’s companies to transfer to her a number of properties as part of her lump-sum award.
Many developers frequently rely upon their right to terminate a contract if a project is severely delayed by the actions of another party.
When a limited liability company fails and a director of that business continues to trade under the same or a similar name after its failure, there is often disquiet.
This briefing note is intended to provide guidance to insolvency practitioners who wish to consider whether to seek repayment on behalf of the company of dividends paid to shareholders.
The Supreme Court’s ‘third way’ in Petrodel v Prest could throw up more problems and more opportunities for litigation than it solves.
A tenant application for consent to assign a lease can sometimes prove a fractious affair and can strain relations between landlord and tenant.
The Government used the Queen’s Speech to start its ‘fight-back’ following poor local election results for both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.