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News Category: Contracts

  • 12 October 2017

    The liability of a freehold owner where a visitor suffers fatal injuries

    In the recent case of Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd and others (2017), the Court of Appeal considered whether a freeholder, who was the landlord of a headlease, could be held liable under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (“the DPA”) when a visitor fell down the stairs and suffered fatal head injuries. Read more

  • 3 February 2017

    The importance of establishing (and recording) contractual terms

    The Court of Appeal has, by a majority decision with Lady Justice Arden dissenting, held that an implied term cannot fill a gap in an otherwise incomplete contract. Read more

  • 3 November 2016

    Agency Latest – Cutting Both Ways

    Many readers will conduct their sales via a commercial agent, That is to say, broadly, using the services of a self employed sales person, generally paid wholly or mainly by commission on the sales in his territory. Read more

  • 29 July 2016

    Annual returns out, confirmation statements in

    With effect from 30 June 2016, companies and LLPs are no longer required to file an annual return at Companies House but instead will file a confirmation statement. Read more

  • 29 July 2016

    Selective Distribution: The ban on Amazon and eBay, all change?

    In our article last year, "Competition Law: Can I stop my goods from being resold on websites such as Amazon or eBay?" we explained that, if correctly established, a selective distribution system can enable the supplier to prevent its distributors from using sites such as Amazon and eBay. Read more

  • 29 July 2016

    Do you know where your statutory registers are?

    The introduction of the PSC register earlier this year has resulted in many companies asking the question: "Where are our statutory registers?" Read more

  • 4 May 2016

    Are your PSC registers in place yet?

    The legal requirement for companies to keep a register of persons of significant control (PSCs) came into force on 6 April 2016. All companies and LLPs should now have a register in place and be taking reasonable steps to identify any "persons of significant control" (PSCs). Read more

  • 29 January 2016

    Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDAs”) – can you keep a secret?

    NDAs (also referred to as confidentiality agreements) are a crucial tool when seeking to protect your designs, inventions or ideas. The ultimate form of protection is of course not to divulge the information in the first place, however you will eventually reach the stage where this strategy becomes impractical; particularly if you are undertaking a joint venture or looking for a manufacturer or business partner. Read more

  • 29 January 2016

    Turning Intellectual Property Into Cash

    There are two main ways in which intellectual property (IP) can be used to generate an income; licensing and assigning. Read more

  • 28 October 2015

    Considerations when setting up your own business

    Setting up your own business can be a daunting task, spending some time considering the following points at the outset can help save time and stress in the long run. Read more