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    News Category: Corporate and commercial

    • 18 December 2020

      Problems with Distributors: Protecting Your Brand, Selective Distribution Systems and Preventing Online Reselling

      There has been an increasingly recurring question from our clients over the past year about the behaviour of their distributors. Most recently, a client experienced an explosion in sales due to the recent fast upward trend of online retailing during the Covid-19 pandemic. A small business suddenly turned into a business with a multimillion-pound revenue, and with that came a raft of new problems for the business. Read more

    • 2 November 2020

      Legal issues faced by online retailers

      Society has been making a move towards online purchases for a while now but with retail shops forced to close during the Coronavirus lockdown period this year, online retailers experienced a surge in demand as we were forced to adapt to lockdown living. We are also seeing traditional bricks and mortar retailers making the move to online retailing much more swiftly than normal. Read more

    • 1 September 2020

      Alistair Ponder takes up National Enterprise Network Board Directorship

      An experienced Solicitor in our Company Commercial Team, Alistair is delighted to announce his support of the National Enterprise Network through appointment to its Board of Directors. As a board member, Alistair is committed to representing, promoting and connecting with the members of the National Enterprise Network. Read more

    • 21 July 2020

      The Problem of Late Payment, Long Payment Terms and What Your Business Can do About it

      As a small or medium business, you have probably come up against the significant issue of being paid late by your customers. You have probably also been forced to accept very long payment terms by larger businesses because of the imbalance of power in contract negotiations. Read more

    • 8 April 2020

      Force majeure clauses and Covid-19

      Many businesses concerned about potential disruption as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are reviewing their key contractual arrangements to understand potential contractual implications. Businesses must decide whether urgent actions to mitigate exposure are needed (such as avoiding performance of obligations or exiting the contract) and whether changes to existing business continuity plans are required. Read more

    • 24 July 2019

      Steeles Law encourages legal sector to take up the technology gauntlet

      The Lord Mayor of London used his annual speech at the Judges Dinner last week to encourage the UK Legal Sector to reignite its determination to pursue ways of using technology to improve the profession and, more pertinently, its clients’ experience. Read more

    • 16 April 2019

      What happens on the death of sole trader?

      Many small business owners will be surprised to learn that technically, on the death of a sole trader, the business dies too; any assets that are owned by the sole trader are part of the estate of the deceased for which probate must be obtained. Read more

    • 20 March 2019

      The dos and don’ts of data requests

      An individual's right to access information held about them (a Data Subject Access Request or DSAR) is a key element of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more

    • 24 January 2019

      Seeking a better deal for the small supplier

      Despite the ongoing political uncertainty in the UK, one thing we can be sure of is that 2019 is going to be dominated by Brexit (whatever form that might take) and, like most walks of life; the legal world will be affected by the UK’s departure from the EU. Read more

    • 25 October 2018

      Prevent, react, act… that’s the way to do it

      As we have seen recently, failing businesses can create massive waves up and down the supply chain leaving suppliers with significant bad debts. Read more