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Does an employer have a duty to report crimes committed by its employees?There is no general obligation placed on individuals or organisations to...
17th Sep
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Do the English property and assets of a dissolved overseas company pass to the Crown as bona vacantia?When a company registered in England and Wales...
16th Sep
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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 15th Sep
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Can my force majeure clause protect me against the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the...
15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
15th Sep
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Does a company need to include a specific provision in its articles of association permitting it to make a distribution in specie? A company is...
14th Sep
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Should I set de minimis values in my corporate hospitality and gifts policies?De minimis non curat lex means ‘the law cares not for small things’. But...
Produced in partnership with Adrian Maxwell of St John's Chambers 14th Sep
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Is it the company behind the trading name or the trading name which is the contracting party to the contract? Does a trading name have legal capacity...
13th Sep
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If the name of a company is set out as a party to a contract but the company registration number is for a different company, which is the contracting...
13th Sep
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What factors impact the choice of English law as the governing law for a new agreement which will directly impact upon the operation of existing...
13th Sep
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Is a contract between a company and a third party which is entered into in breach of the company’s articles of association enforceable?This Q&A deals...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 13th Sep
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What happens where a company director gives an undertaking which they know to be untrue, ie where they give an undertaking not to take action X when,...
13th Sep
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Is a buyer subject to a duty to mitigate loss where a seller gives warranties on an indemnity basis in a share purchase agreement?An indemnity is a...
13th Sep
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Is a shareholders’ agreement binding on shareholders who have failed to execute a deed of adherence or otherwise sign the shareholders’ agreement?A...
13th Sep
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A company is seeking a restoration to Companies House under section 1029 of the Companies Act 2006. What is the proscribed form of undertaking...
9th Sep
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How do you make an application under section 1096 of the Companies Act 2006 for a court order to remove a document from a company's public record at...
Produced in partnership with Tom Stewart Coats of XXIV Old Buildings 9th Sep

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