Insights: September 2007

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Directors' Duties


On 1 October 2007 most of the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (Act) governing directors’ duties will come into force. Previously the law relating to directors’ duties was largely derived from common law and equitable principles. The Act is based on the existing law and is intended to clarify the legal position by codifying […]

Arc acquires Throgmorton Asset Management Ltd


Fladgate advised AIM listed company, Arc Fund Management (Arc), on the purchase of the entire share capital of Throgmorton Asset Management Limited (Throgmorton), an independent financial advisory company, for cash and shares amounting to £1.6m, together with a performance-related deferred consideration of up to £1.1m. Arc is an established fund management group combining fund management […]

Patenting your software - is it worth it?


Eddie Powell explains the differences between the various types of IP protection, looks in particular at patent protection available in the UK and Europe and comments on recent court decisions which impact on the extent to which software developers can get patent protection from their products. Believe it or not patents for computer software is […]