Category Archives: Business

The Director’s Friend and a winding up petition – a testimonial received:

    This blog post features a testimonial from a director client whose company was faced with a winding up petition in a substantial sum presented by H M Revenue & Customs. The client was recommended to the Director’s Friend … Continue reading

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THE DIRECTOR’S FRIEND BLOG – No ‘Wrongful Trading’ here

This is the next in the series of blogs for The Director’s Friend blog. The case:  This is a discussion about a recent case decided in the Chancery Division of the High Court – (1) Nicholas William Nicholson and (2) … Continue reading

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THE DIRECTOR’S FRIEND – A director fails to validate his obligations to a company

This is the next in the series of blogs for the Director’s Friend.   The case: This is a discussion about a recent case decided in the Chancery Division of the High Court – Officeserve Technologies Ltd (In Liquidation) v … Continue reading

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Good practice vital for employers in managing tribunal claims

In July, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal claim fees were unlawful, and now it’s been confirmed that an ex-employee has been granted an extension of time to pursue their out-of-date unfair dismissal claim, on the basis that the … Continue reading

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Giving rookie renters a helping hand

Following the recent A level results, many first-time students will be looking for last-minute accommodation, if they aren’t heading to their first choice of university with an assured place in the halls of residence. Parents can help guide the rookie … Continue reading

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The Director’s Friend – Director Disqualification – Current and Future Misconduct Trends

  This is the next article in a series by the Director’s Friend. The Director’s Friend recently attended the Insolvency Live! 2017 event run by The  (‘IS’). This was attended by a lot of stakeholders in the insolvency industry. Director … Continue reading

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Inquorate appointment of administrators

The Court of Appeal has given a recent judgment (Randhawa and Turpin [2017] EWCA Civ 1201 dated 01 August 2017) upon the inquorate appointment of administrators by a sole director. That case is here. The question: The question that the Court … Continue reading

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The Risks of Gifts

This is the next in my series of blogs for the Directors Friend. SUMMARY: In respect of a risk under Section 238 of The Insolvency Act 1986 (the “Act”) a director must be very mindful where they are transferring company … Continue reading

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The Director’s Friend and Director Disqualification – a testimonial received

This blog post features a testimonial from a client who was faced with a substantial director disqualification investigation against him. The client was recommended to the Director’s Friend by their accountant to advise.   The investigation was wide ranging and … Continue reading

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Changes to Debt Claims

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has introduced new rules in relation to debt claims which will be governed by Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims and will come into force on 1st October 2017. The new Protocol will apply to any … Continue reading

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