Consumer Rights Act 2015 – is your business read?

The CRA will reform and consolidate much of the existing consumer law in the UK. This article summarises some of the key changes brought about by the CRA.

 

Directors’ Conflicts of Interests

The Companies Act 2006 introduced a new regime for the management and authorisation of directors’ conflicts of interest. The new rules took effect from 1 October 2008.

 

Directors’ Duties & Responsibilities – Companies in Financial Difficulty

Directors of a company in financial difficulty should regularly review with its professional advisers whether it is advisable for the company to continue trading.

 

Family Owned Business

This Briefing looks at a number of ways in which family businesses might make small changes with the aim of enabling them to adapt more quickly and take advantages of opportunities for growth.

 

Agency & Distribution

This briefing highlights the circumstances in which a business may want to engage the services of an agent or a distributor.

 

Franchising

This briefing explains what a franchise is and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of franchising a business from the franchisor’s perspective.

 

Share Scheme on Exit

In the exciting discussions of future growth and achievements to come, sometimes it doesn’t feel necessary to nail down what happens at the end of it if things go well, go badly or if individuals leave. However, relationships and circumstances change. It helps therefore to remember the following principles.

 

De Facto & Shadow Directors

Company structures are rarely managed as a series of distinct entities in which only duly appointed individuals recorded at Companies House ever influence decisions made by each group company.

 

Changes to Company Law

Significant changes to corporate law, which are aimed at enhancing the transparency of UK companies (amongst other things), are scheduled to take place in the coming months.

 

Battle of the Forms

Two companies who went to court in an argument over whose terms and conditions applied to a contract between them, have both lost out.

 

Directors Duties

Learn about the impact of Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. v. Meyer on one of the basic concepts of company law.

 

Distress

Find out how commercial Landlords can obtain rent arrears without the need to go to court

 

Wheel Clamping

For some time now the acts of rogue wheel clampers have caused some concern.  That conduct will now be outlawed as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

 

Construction Act Changes

Are you aware of the changes brought in by the Construction Act 2009, which came into force on 1 October 2011?