Commercial Client Articles

Company entitled to cancel franchise agreement over late accounts

In a recent ruling by the Commercial Court, a franchisor, Winkworth Franchising Ltd, was deemed justified in cancelling a contract due to the franchisee's failure to provide accounts within the agreed timeframe. Despite multiple requests from Winkworth,...

English company given all clear to be sold to foreign owners

In a landmark decision, Cerus Endovascular Ltd, a leading medical supplies company in England and California, has secured court approval for its acquisition by foreign giant Stryker Holdings BV. The court greenlit a scheme of arrangement under the Companies...

Company loses first attempt to recover £200k 'paid by mistake'

In a recent legal tussle, Bonvilston Vale Ltd faced setbacks in its pursuit to reclaim £200,000 allegedly paid in error to contractor Amser Building Ltd. The intricate details of the case, involving a terminated contract, a new contractor in the...

Company fails to stop former employees setting up rival business

A waste management company has failed to get a court injunction preventing former employees from allegedly copying its business model and setting up as a rival.  The case involved Waste Managed Ltd. It made allegations of unlawful means conspiracy,...

Director ordered to contribute to insolvent company's assets

After allegations of fraudulent losses involving mobile phone deals, the High Court holds director liable in fraudulent losses case and ordered to contribute £2.7 million to insolvent company's assets. The case is a crucial reminder for directors...

Setting up or growing a business? Choose the right structure

Selecting the right legal structure for your business is crucial for success. Options include sole proprietorship, partnership, and limited company, each with its own legal, liability, and tax factors. Sole proprietorship grants control but exposes personal...

Biotech companies in contract dispute over returning equipment

Biotech firm DNANudge's court injunction bid to reclaim specialized equipment from manufacturer Jabil Inc. has been denied. The case highlighted unresolved issues surrounding lien, ownership, and payment allocation. The court ruled in favor of Jabil,...

Court sanctions scheme of arrangement for company takeover

High Court approves UK music company's acquisition by US-based global business. 7digital Group, a leader in digital music solutions, is set to be acquired by Songtradr Inc after court is satisfied that all legal requirements are met. The High Court has...

LGBTQ+ History Month - how lawyers helped secure equal rights

As we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month this June, it’s a good time to reflect on the amazing progress made in securing equal rights over the last 60 years. From a legal perspective, which are the milestones that have paved the way for the inclusion of...

North Sea Ferries loses contract dispute involving Brexit and Covid

The ferry company has failed to use a force majeure clause to avoid liability for not meeting the requirements laid out in a contract with a port operator. The dispute arose from a written agreement with PD Teesport Ltd in 2021. Under the agreement, North...
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