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Protecting your assets from any potential downturn in trading

21 Sep 2020

With uncertainty in the market, now is a good time for businesses to be considering how they best protect their assets from any potential downturn in trading. Key assets, such as business premises, intellectual property rights, plant and machinery, etc. - even cash - can all be ringfenced by moving them…

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Brexit: Preparing for the end of the transition period

01 Sep 2020

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is currently in the transition period. On 12 June 2020, the UK Government formally confirmed to its negotiating partners that it would not seek an extension to the transition period therefore it will expire on 31 December 2020. On 30 July 2020,…

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: impact on supply chains

17 Aug 2020

It is standard practice in a contract for the supply of goods or services, for the parties to agree a clause that allows the supplier to terminate the contract with immediate effect upon the customer's insolvency. However, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which came into force on 26…

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Not a Minute too Soon for Late Payment Reforms

02 Jul 2020

In January, the first reading of The Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill 2019-21 (the "Bill") took place in the House of Lords. In what would be a welcomed development for contractors in the construction sector, the Bill proposes wide-ranging reforms to current statutory…

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UK Intellectual Property Office announces end to "interruption days"

26 Jun 2020

In line with the government's lockdown measures, on 24 March 2020 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("UKIPO") closed its offices, declaring that until otherwise notified, "interruption days" would apply to all of its day-to-day functions. This has seen ongoing trade mark,…

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Forbes Solicitors Announces 35 Promotions

24 Jun 2020

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has made 35 promotions as it continues to strengthen its commitment to people development and recognise outstanding client service. There have been seven promotions to Partner across a number of the firm's specialisms and offices throughout Lancashire and…

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ICO Publishes Guidance for Workplace Testing

18 May 2020

The ICO has published 'Workplace Testing - Guidance for Employers' in order to assist employers considering introducing workplace testing in a bid to make workplaces safe in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The starting point is that as long as there is a good reason for doing so,…

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COVID-19: Managing construction contracts

24 Apr 2020

Contractors concerned that they could face delays or increased costs as a result of COVID-19 should consider whether they have any express entitlements to relief under their contract. This article will consider the possible entitlements under JCT and NEC standard form contracts. JCT Force…

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COVID-19 - implications for consumer contracts

22 Apr 2020

For businesses facing supply chain disruption, an important consideration is the potential impact on consumer rights. Consumer contracts (business to consumer) are subject to additional rules, mainly found in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) and Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and…

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