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A look ahead from the Queen’s Speech

For anyone involved in education the Queen’s Speech was as much interesting for what it didn’t say about the government’s education plans as much as for what it did say. The expansion of ... more

Turnarounds, and how to make the most of them

If Brexit is the national equivalent of a corporate turnaround, as has been suggested, how ready are UK businesses to be turned around before forced into it by the formal process of ... more

New guidance on use of Notices of Intention

The recent case of JCAM Commercial Real Estate XV Limited v David Haulage Limited provides welcome clarity concerning the filing of notices of intention (NOI) to appoint an administrator by ... more

Wrongful Trading

Precisely when should company directors know that, and act as if, they can’t avoid insolvency? That was the point at issue in a High Court case of wrongful trading which should provide useful ... more

John Lewis – never knowingly underpaid

It has recently been reported that John Lewis has set aside £36m to remedy its failure to pay some of its staff the National Minimum Wage (NMW, taken to include national living wage) which ... more

Equitable Liens: secured or unsecured?

As is well known, where a creditor ranks in the distribution of assets following the liquidation of a company or the bankruptcy of an individual has a large impact on their chances of recovery of ... more

Nowhere to hide – what next for encryption?

Following recent reports that terrorist organisations worldwide have continued to use social media and the internet to promote and plan their attacks, Theresa May has announced plans to introduce ... more

Countdown to 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce a single framework for the protection of personal data that will apply across all EU member states from 25 May 2018. Under the GDPR, ... more