Category Archives: Business

10 Things that you should consider when faced with a Director Disqualification Investigation

This is the next in the series of my blog for the Director’s Friend. When the Insolvency Service (the ‘IS’) write to you with perhaps a questionnaire or a ‘section 16’ letter there are a number of issues that you … Continue reading

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Directors Duties when the Company may be or is insolvent – Be aware of personal liability stalking you!

This is the next in my series of blogs for the Director’s Friend. In a recent decision of Terence Mowschenson QC sitting as a deputy High Court Judge in the case of Oakdene Homes PLC (In Liquidation) (the ‘Company’) and … Continue reading

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Complex challenges for employers in the year ahead

Constant changes and increasing complexity have helped make employment law a frontline challenge for business and this year looks set to continue the trend.  The first weeks of January saw Maggie Dewhurst, a bike courier with City Sprint, winning her … Continue reading

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The Latest Insolvency Service Enforcement Statistics are out!

This is the latest in the series for my blog ‘The Director’s Friend’. In a press release dated yesterday (13 December 2016) the Insolvency Service (the ‘IS’) set out their latest enforcement outcome statistics. These show that for the year … Continue reading

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More Bad News for Directors and their Personal Liability

This is the next in the series of blogs for the Directors’ Friend. A director of a company that has been placed in to formal insolvency may receive an enquiry letter perhaps enclosing a Directors Questionnaire from the Insolvency Service.  … Continue reading

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THE LATEST INSOLVENCY SERVICE ENFORCEMENT STATISTICS ARE OUT

This is the latest in the series for my blog ‘The Director’s Friend’. In a press release dated yesterday (13 December 2016) the Insolvency Service (the ‘IS’) set out their latest enforcement outcome statistics. These show that for the year … Continue reading

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The one time you should look for the price tag on that gift

The Bribery Act ushered in a stricter anti-corruption regime when it came into force in 2011 and although Christmas gifts and hospitality are not banned, it’s important that companies don’t splash out and end up in deep water with over-generous … Continue reading

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The Power of Trade Marks for Your Small Business – A David Vs. Goliath Story

In 1999 an SME called Comic Enterprises Ltd (“CEL”) registered a series of trade marks which featured the words “The Glee Club”. They ran and operated entertainment venues under this name with some success, expanding their business and opening venues … Continue reading

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How employers can say no, without saying a word…

As the countdown to the festive season gets underway, employers juggling the pre-Christmas workload need to ensure workers are enabled to take their rest breaks. The warning comes after an employer was found to have failed to take the necessary … Continue reading

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The Director’s Friend – CONTRAVENTION OF DIRECTOR DISQUALIFICATION

This is the next in the series of blogs for the Director’s Friend. INTRODUCTION If a director of an insolvent company is investigated by the Insolvency Service, an application for director disqualification follows and an order or undertaking is obtained. … Continue reading

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