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The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 to provide protection to many aspects of society. One such group are retail tenants on the High Street. Michael Lewis explores the latest position. One of the key features of the Coronavirus Act (“the Act”) legislation, in relation to landlords and tenants are a …

The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

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Brexit and the legal industry explored

In a recent article, published by the Law Society of England & Wales, Diana Bentley explores the impact of Brexit on the English legal market by interviewing leading figures in the English legal industry, including Paul Marmor, Head of the Disputes Resolution department. Paul explains how our membership of the Alliott Global Alliance has assisted …

Brexit and the legal industry explored

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“Without Prejudice”& “Subject to Contract” What do they mean?

Partner Barney Laurence examines what the two key terms “Without Prejudice” & “Subject to Contract” mean and how you can use them when trying to resolve disputes. Two terms that are as important as they are misunderstood. What do they mean? And when and why should you use them? “Without Prejudice” (sometimes just “WP” or, …

“Without Prejudice”& “Subject to Contract” What do they mean?

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Recruitment Agency Fee Disputes

Recruitment agency fee dispute: A recent case handled by Sherrards’ recruitment specialists, Barney Laurence brought into sharp focus the importance of the client recruitment agency (“Company A”) following its own terms of business. Company A was engaged by Company B to source a candidate for a role. Company A supplied a quality candidate, whom Company B subsequently engaged …

Recruitment Agency Fee Disputes

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Sherrards obtain clarification of the defence to a trustee in bankruptcy’s claim to recover a void disposition under section 284 Insolvency Act 1986

ICC Judge Prentis in the case of Darren Edwards (Trustee in Bankruptcy of Jagdev Singh Wasu) v Aurora Leasing Limited and Howard de Walden Estates Limited, in the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Insolvency and Companies List (ChD), [2021] EWHC 96 (Ch), clarified the meaning of the words “for …

Sherrards obtain clarification of the defence to a trustee in bankruptcy’s claim to recover a void disposition under section 284 Insolvency Act 1986

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Directors liability for unlawful dividends, disguised distributions

SSF Realisations Ltd (In Liquidation) v Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 3521 (Ch) Karen Dobson, partner in Sherrards dispute resolution and corporate recovery and insolvency team, acting on behalf of Simon Bonney and Andrew Hosking of Quantuma Advisory Limited, the joint liquidators of SSF Realisations Ltd (“the Company”), recently succeeded in the …

Directors liability for unlawful dividends, disguised distributions

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