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News Category: Corporate and commercial

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. The solution lies in prevention, reaction and action. Read more

  • 22 August 2018

    Divorce and the family business – could the collaborative approach help?

    Divorce is rarely a positive experience but when there is a family business involved, the emotional and financial costs have a wider impact. It is generally best for everyone if the business continues in some way - it’s a valuable income generating asset after all. But how do you deal with the emotional pain of separation and keep the business running? Read more

  • 25 July 2018

    Q: I’ve got my own business as a sole trader – why would I need a Will?

    A: Even if your business is unlikely to continue in the event of your death, because it relies on your personal skills and expertise, chances are that you will still need Business Executors if you are still trading when you die. Read more

  • 14 June 2018

    Have a break, have a…….dispute with your landlord costing thousands

    A commercial lease will often contain a break clause which will give the parties (most commonly the tenant) the right to terminate the lease early on service of a break notice. The exercise of break in a commercial lease is a fertile source of litigation as there is much which can go wrong with the apparently simple task of serving a break notice. Read more

  • 23 May 2018

    Steeles Law sponsors the Charity Property Matters Survey 2018

    It is an important piece of voluntary sector research conducted every two years by leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation, in partnership with the Charity Commission of England and Wales and the Charity Finance Group. Read more

  • 16 May 2018

    Top 10 Pointers for Tenant’s Taking Commercial Leases

    Considering taking a commercial lease? Our commercial property experts have produced 10 pointers for you to consider. Read more

  • 23 November 2017

    When a sole shareholder director dies

    A recent case has displayed the risks associated with sole shareholder director companies and the need for clear succession planning when it comes to taking your company forward. Read more

  • 9 November 2017

    The importance of a carefully drafted overage agreement

    The recent High Court decision in Sparks v Biden [2017] highlights the importance of well thought out and precise drafting of overage agreements. Read more