Is an Out-of-Hours Administrator Appointment Valid? Nobody knows

Is an Out-of-Hours Administrator Appointment Valid? Nobody knows

11 March 2020

In Woodside and Ratten v Keyworker Homes (North West) Ltd, the High Court considered a directors' appointment of administrators, which was made outside court opening hours. The case was caused by the uncertain and contradictory law that surrounds out-of-hours appointments. The directors of the Keyworker Homes (North West) Ltd (the Company) electronically filed at court a Notice of Appointment (NOA) to appoint Jeremy Woodside and Christopher Ratten as administrators of the Company. The NOA was filed at 6.00pm on 24 October 2019 (out-of-hours), which was accepted by a court clerk at the same...

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Government provides welcome advice on fire safety in residential buildings

Government provides welcome advice on fire safety in residential buildings

11 March 2020

The Government’s Expert Panel has now issued a... Read more

The legal status of cryptocurrency in English law is cryptic no more!

The legal status of cryptocurrency in English law is cryptic no more!

11 March 2020

A recent English High Court judgment has provided much... Read more

FCA launches investigation into Authorised Corporate Directors following Woodford

FCA launches investigation into Authorised Corporate Directors following Woodford

11 March 2020

It was expected that the collapse last year of the Woodford... Read more

Libor – What Next?

Libor – What Next?

4 March 2020

In our last article on the topic of Libor, we discussed the... Read more

How to spot a commercial agent (and why you need to know how to spot one)

22 January 2020

Commercial agents are special. They enjoy a unique legal position and enjoy a suite of legal rights and protections . A number of the core rights and protections enjoyed by commercial agents are absolute and will endure regardless of what the commercial agent and principal agree. But what does this mean in practice, and how can you identify whether you are, or have retained, a commercial agent to which such rights apply?

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Libor – What Next?

22 January 2020

Today the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is still among the most commonly used interest rate benchmarks. However, LIBOR will cease to be available from the end of 2021. All users of LIBOR – both lenders and borrowers – will need to be prepared for this discontinuation. Background In July 2019, the FCA announced that […]

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Duomatically Invalidated

22 January 2020

The Court confirms its preference for a narrow and strict interpretation of the “Duomatic principle” relating to the informal approval of actions by a company’s shareholders.

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Dispute Resolution

In the international business world there are, inevitably, times when agreements are broken, contracts breached and legal action is required to protect assets or compensate loss.

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