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Winding Up Petitions Not To Be Used for Enforcing Disputed Debts

Winding up petitions are an extremely serious matter for any company and must not be used as a means to apply pressure to pay disputed debts. The Companies Court made that point in granting an injunction that restrained the presentation of a petition in the midst of an ongoing building contract dispute. A subcontractor who had been employed to carry out ground...

Secured Creditor Not Caught By Asset Freezing Order

Secured creditors stand first in line for payment, but what happens if a debtor’s assets have been frozen by a court order? The High Court has tackled that issue – on which there was surprisingly no previous legal authority – in an important ruling. A creditor was owed $2.9 million by a shipping company in respect of a bridging loan and had secured an...

Contract Arbitration Proceedings Focused on Achieving Finality

It is in the very nature of contract arbitrations that one side or the other will often be left feeling aggrieved by the outcome. However, as one High Court case showed, judges are keen to achieve finality in dispute resolution and it is no easy task to overturn arbitrators’ awards. Company A, the main contractor in respect of a power station construction...

Rates and ‘Reasonable Repair’ – Supreme Court Ruling

With changes to business rates upon us, property valuation is very much a live issue. A recent dispute between a property owner and the local rating office has confirmed the principle that if a property is not in a reasonable state of repair, it is to be valued as it is, not as it ‘should be’, or as the Supreme Court put it: ‘Does a commercial building...

Reached An Agreement Over the Phone? Confirm It in Writing!

No matter how deeply those on either end of a telephone line may trust each other, it is a hostage to fortune to reach commercial agreements over the phone without later confirming them formally in writing. One Court of Appeal case concerning the offshore drilling business illustrated the risks of not having formal written agreements. A drilling company (company...

GDPR – Reminder

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect many businesses in the UK. The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate effect on the application of the GDPR. The legislation imposes significant record-keeping requirements for any organisation that processes or controls personal data and...