Commercial And Business Services Articles
A recently concluded case, Bates v Post Office Ltd, has brought into question the efficacy of the contracts between sub-postmasters and the Post Office, in terms of their implied duty of good faith in ‘relational’ contracts. In a landmark case which concluded in recent days, the High Court has ruled that sub-postmasters' contracts with the Post Office were "relational contracts", in which there was an implied obligation of good faith.
The UK’s Electronic Communications Code (ECC) has been updated a number of times in recent months, to support the government’s broadband ambitions. The 2017 Electronic Communications Code came into force on the 28th December 2017, giving telecommunications operators statutory rights to install and operate electronic communications apparatus on, under or over land in connection with the provision of their network.
In June 2016, the UK referendum on EU membership was taken and the UK voted, by a narrow margin, to exit the EU. On the 29th March 2017, the UK Government served formal notice under Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union to terminate the UK’s membership of the EU.
8 months since the new GDPR regulations were enforced, Google has been hit with a £44m fine over their breach of the rules. Google are the first tech giant to be fined to such an extent, but this is not surprising when you consider that they are one of the biggest handlers and processors of personal data.
The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on Friday 29th March 2019 and negotiations about the future relations between the UK and the EU are currently underway. Trade, travel and security are the main items on the agenda and it is hoped that an agreement on how these areas will be managed post-Brexit will soon be reached.
Negotiating contracts is routine practice for any business, it is important that they are documented correctly and cover the key issues you require them to, to avoid any future complications or disputes. This article addresses all types of contracts and provides an overview on the key aspects to think about when negotiating any kind of contract.
There is no law that states that a shareholders’ agreement must be put in place when a business is first formed but there are many reasons why it is advantageous. Nobody can predict whether a business relationship will remain harmonious, everybody hopes it will and, in most instances, they do, but what happens when circumstances do change? At Lawson-West a few of our clients have experienced this, it is never simple to solve, and we want to educate individuals and help to mitigate this risk.
Are you prepared for GDPR?
With the upcoming deadline in May 2018 are you equipped to handle the changes to your business? Failure to comply with the new legislation is costly, €20 million, or 4 per cent of annual revenue, whichever is higher.
We recently had an enquiry from a client who is a 50% shareholder, director and employee with her business partner in a company. Although the relationship was good when the company was formed two years ago, it has since turned acrimonious, both parties have separate goals and aspirations for the business and are not on speaking terms.
Our team of Solicitors consists of dedicated specialists and lawyers who deal with Employment law, Family law, Wills and Probate, Residential Conveyancing, Commercial law and Dispute Resolution. Each team has vast experience collectively and have wide, in-depth knowledge of all possible matters and disputes.
As well as being disruptive, the passenger also reportedly breached the airlines terms. This case highlights the importance of reading the small print and making sure you fully understand any terms and conditions that you have entered into be it in a business transaction or social pursuits.
Our trainee Commercial Solicitor, Rebecca Beswick (Becki) qualified on September 1st. She studied Law and Criminology at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2011 with an honours degree, before enrolling onto the LPC course at De Montfort University.
We are hosting a seminar as part of this years' Leicester Business Festival for SMEs and Owner Managed Businesses.
Last night, 14 of the Lawson-West team took part in the Leicester Legal Walk.