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BUSINESS MATTERS: REASONABLE STEPS DEFENCE - HOW FAR MUST YOU GO?

BUSINESS MATTERS: REASONABLE STEPS DEFENCE - HOW FAR MUST YOU GO?

The statutory defence to a discrimination claim is known as the ‘reasonable steps’ defence. To successfully claim this defence you (as the employer) must prove and demonstrate that you took all reason

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Terminating Distribution Agreements Under UK Law

Terminating Distribution Agreements Under UK Law

Distribution agreements are not protected under UK legislation in the same way as agency agreements are protected under the UK Commercial Agents Regulations 1993.

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Management Buy-Out: Causation and Assessment of Damages

Management Buy-Out: Causation and Assessment of Damages

Previously the corporate team looked at Vald. Nielsen Holding A/S and another v Baldorino and others [2019] EWHC 1926, in which it was decided that directors owe fiduciary duties to their shareholders

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Do Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Shareholders?

Do Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Shareholders?

Yes, in exceptional circumstances. In this article our corporate team look at the implications of the recent case of Vald Nielsen Holding A/S v Baldorino [2019] EWHC 1926 (Comm).

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How to Reduce your Dilapidations Payment

How to Reduce your Dilapidations Payment

A dilapidations payment is usually required at the end of the lease to cover any breaches of the tenant’s covenants relating to the physical state of the premises.

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Key Things to Include in a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Key Things to Include in a Non-Disclosure Agreement

There are numerous circumstances when you may want to share confidential information with another party, and will be necessary to put in place protection for the disclosure of the information.

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Raising Finance Part 3: Exploring Equity Finance

Raising Finance Part 3: Exploring Equity Finance

This article seeks to explore equity finance in greater depth allowing you, the business owner, to decide upon whether raising equity finance is suitable for your business.

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Raising Finance? Part 2: Exploring Debt Finance

Raising Finance? Part 2: Exploring Debt Finance

This article is the follow on article from the Part 1: Raising Finance overview article

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Are your exclusion clauses reasonable?

Are your exclusion clauses reasonable?

When drafting a business-to-business contract, both parties will want to ensure that liability is limited which can be done through exclusion clauses.

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WhatsApp messages - key evidence of an employee’s wrongdoing?

WhatsApp messages - key evidence of an employee’s wrongdoing?

Many employees would consider that messages sent on social media sites or messaging sites, such as WhatsApp, would be safe from ever being scrutinised by their employer, let alone the court.

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