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Employment Law and Administration-an interesting mix

In this interesting employment case, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found that related claims could continue despite a stay (or suspension) of court proceedings against the employer, being a company in administration. Basically paragraph 43(6), Schedule B1, Insolvency Act 1986 states that where a company is in administration, no legal proceedings can be brought or …

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The Risks of Presenting D.I.Y Petitions

Calling all creditors! Whilst you might think the procedure for presenting a petition against a debtor is simple, it seems that the English Legal System is keeping you on your toes! The Risks of Presenting D.I.Y Petitions Recently we have had an influx of creditor client’s approaching us to assist them with the amending and …

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Can I act as a company director whilst disqualified?

What will happen if somebody finds out that I have been running a company whilst disqualified? From time to time, my colleagues in our specialist director disqualification department will receive a new enquiry and the prospective client will ask:   “What would happen to me if the Secretary of State found out that I was running a company …

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Proprietary Estoppel – How reliable is a promise of a lifetime?

Proprietary Estoppel – Can a promise made during your lifetime give rise to a claim against your estate? The Court of Appeal in the case of Habberfield v Habberfield ([2019] EWCA Civ 890) has sought to clarify the issue of proportionality in deciding the level of an award in proprietary estoppel claims.  Claims for proprietary …

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5 top tips about business disputes, from a business solicitor

It can be stressful when you find yourself involved in a business dispute, especially if you’re a partnership or SME. As business solicitors, we’ve resolved all sorts of business disputes. Here are some of the self-help measures you can take to avoid business disputes in the first place. Draw up proper agreements A small business is …

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