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Corporate Solicitor Matthew Collings explores company directors’ duties and the possible consequences in the event of a breach.
By Matthew Collings on Monday 25th February 2019
What is a ‘drag along’ clause?
Corporate Solicitor Matthew Collings explains the benefits of “drag along” provisions in a company’s Articles of Association or Shareholders' Agreement.
By on Friday 12th October 2018
The GDPR is here! What happens now?
Partner Caroline Redhead looks ahead at what to expect from enforcement of the GDPR which came into force on 25 May 2018.
By Caroline Redhead on Wednesday 30th May 2018
GDPR: Top 5 Tips for Businesses
With time running out in the lead up to GDPR, Data law expert Vaughan Jones gives his top five practical tips for businesses to help prepare.
By Vaughan Jones on Thursday 29th March 2018
Top 5 Tips for Commercial Tenants
For many tenants taking a commercial lease is unchartered territory. So, as a tenant, what should you look out for? Commercial Property Solicitor Helen Hayward lists 5 things to get you started...
By Helen Hayward on Tuesday 30th January 2018
Saying what you mean
John Noctor explains the case of Persimmon Homes Ltd & Others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, in which an exclusion clause was contested over its meaning.
By John Noctor on Tuesday 27th June 2017
Directors’ duties – don’t take short cuts
Trainee Solicitor, Emma Armstrong, explains a High Court case relating to a director's authority and responsibilities and the importance of not taking short cuts.
By Emma Armstrong on Thursday 23rd February 2017
A brush with the law?
Trainee Solicitor, Emma Armstrong, explains restrictive covenants in share purchase agreements, as illustrated in a case involving a hairdressing business.
By Emma Armstrong on Monday 21st November 2016
Make way for the machines?
Sally Johnson speculates whether artificial intelligence will become more commonly used and accepted in the legal system following recent studies.
By Sally Johnson on Thursday 10th November 2016
When is Suitable Alternative Employment Not Actually Suitable?
Suitable alternative employment can help avoid a costly unfair dismissal. But when is it not actually suitable?
By Natalie Ruane on Friday 14th October 2016
Corporate law specialist, Vaughan Jones, explains the impact of EU legislation on UK procurement and how Brexit may affect it.
By Vaughan Jones on Wednesday 12th October 2016