Operations

Supply chain

What to do if your contractor or supplier becomes insolvent

The effects of the Coronavirus on businesses will likely see those already struggling pushed into greater financial...
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“Insolvent Abuse” - Restrictions on Rights to Terminate for Customer Insolvency

On 26 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) significantly restricted suppliers’ rights to..
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Supply contracts and force majeure

Coronavirus is causing disruption to international travel and shipments. Levels of consumer spending, production and...
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Government support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed.  Find out details of these benefits here. 

The Future Fund

The Government will lend up to an initial amount of £250 million as unsecured convertible bridge funding to UK-based...
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Self-employed Income Support Scheme

With the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme  announced by the Chancellor on 26 March 2020, we look into the...
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Extended relief for businesses as COVID-19 cases continue to increase

On 24 September 2020, the Government announced the extension of several measures to continue to support businesses through...
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Restructuring options

New restructuring process for companies in financial difficulty

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill introduces a new restructuring process, building on the current scheme of...
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What to do if your business is struggling financially

You may be concerned about the effects that Coronavirus may have on your cashflow and ability to pay your debts, whether...
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Commercial contract reviews

Business Interruption Insurance – check your policy

Many businesses have been surprised to find that their policies won’t cover business interruption losses caused by having...
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‘Time is of the essence’, what does it mean?

If time is OTE for a contractual obligation in a commercial contract this means the deadline is a condition of the contract,.
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Are heads of terms or letters of intent legally binding?

Heads of terms (also known as letters of intent) are usually entered into when parties are not yet in a position to sign a...
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Renegotiating commercial contracts

The government's advice and measures to protect the public and manage the impact on the economy are changing frequently and..
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Corporate governance

The impact on corporate finance arrangements

CFOs need to carefully manage any financial arrangements, be aware of their reporting obligations and understand how...
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Suspension of liability for wrongful trading

In the ordinary course, a director has a duty to act in the best interests of the company’s shareholders; or as the...
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Brexit

Contractual agreements

A number of different types of commercial contracts are likely to be impacted by Brexit including long term supply...
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Data protection

Whether we end up with a trade deal which leaves us following EU law as closely as possible in this area or no-deal at all...
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Intellectual property

The laws surrounding intellectual property is one area which will definitely be affected by Brexit, whatever the shape of...
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Supply chains

Whatever shape Brexit eventually takes, businesses importing or exporting goods to and from the UK and the remaining EU...
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Investing in tech

Cross-industry technology collaborations

Technology has been revolutionising the way that we live and work for decades but the Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised to...
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