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Significant reforms to UK insolvency Law: Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020

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On 25 June 2020, the long awaited Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent and came into force on 26 June 2020. In the few months prior to its inception, the Act has been adapted to support businesses suffering from...

"Breaking up is never easy, I know": Avoiding shareholder disputes before they arise

Daniel Dodman
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Two friends spot a gap in the market and develop a new product. They set up a company together owning half each, work long nights and weekends, miss significant birthdays and acquire grey hairs. But after much hard work and perseverance they get...

Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

Nigel Adams
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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court.  The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

7 tips to help businesses avoid (or at least mitigate) the effects of reputational damage

Clive Ince
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Reputational damage is a growing threat for many businesses. The impact can be huge. You can lose customers if they feel undervalued, misled or even lied to. If those disgruntled customers choose to take to social media, what started as a hiccough...