Directors’ duties: a recent case study

A Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge has ruled that a director whose business went into liquidation in 2014 must repay money to his former company, Wow Internet Limited. It was ruled that he had wrongfully used company money to pay illegitimate company expenditure (e.g. to pay his own personal expenditure), that he had failed […]

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Privacy shield wrangle

European countries are displaying a growing level of mistrust over the way the United States handles sensitive data transferred across the Atlantic. The EU-US Privacy Shield’s days have looked numbered ever since the European Court of Justice agreed that it fails to protect EU citizens’ data from possible government snooping in the States. Since that […]

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Bank of Mum and Dad

Next time your children groan at your dad jokes, your taste in clothes or the all-round general embarrassment you bring to their lives, remind them that it really can pay to keep the old folks on side. Particularly when it comes to the housing market, with the Bank of Mum & Dad (BoMD) now being […]

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Added Christmas stress for separated families – but help is at hand

When the furniture adverts on TV start promising delivery before Christmas, you know it’s time to focus on other aspects of a festive season in which the unwanted gifts could include COVID-19. For separated parents, there’s a particular need to plan well ahead, with built-in flexibility, to ensure an enjoyable Christmas for the children whilst […]

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Lockdown: ‘driving’ people to drink?

With traffic slumping by up to 73% of normal levels during lockdown, Britain’s roads were the emptiest they have been since 1955 in April[1]. So, you may be surprised by recent figures showing that, despite there being far fewer cars on the roads, driver behaviour has deteriorated since the imposition of lockdown on 23 March […]

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