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were unlawful, and now it’s been confirmed that an ex-employee has been granted an extension of time to pursue their out-of-date unfair dismissal claim, on the basis that the … Continue reading


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


The government has introduced a new form in England and Wales to apply for divorce which invites the applicant to name and shame adulterers. Although there is no actual obligation to fill in this box, the new form gives the … Continue reading

Director's Desk

  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


When thinking of making a will, the idea of a Victorian lawyer taking down the last instructions at the bedside still springs to mind for many people. And the 19th century lawyer would find things pretty much as they were … Continue reading


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 Court of Appeal left solicitors with more questions than answers recently after ruling that factors such as a dual-career/income, separate finances, no children and a short marriage can be ample evidence to depart from the long standing principle of … Continue reading


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

Director's Desk

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

Debt Recovery

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