Article Category: Dispute Resolution

The Public Procurement Regulations 2015 Summarised

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The Public Procurement Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) govern the purchase of goods, works and services by the UK government and other public bodies (some contracts are specifically excluded or subject to a ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime). There are five different prescribed procedures that must be followed when a contract governed by the Regulations is awarded… Read more »

Business Sale and Purchase Disputes

Business owners and directors are busier now more than ever due to the time-consuming effects that COVID-19 has had on the economy and the way businesses operate. However, this stress may be heightened if you are a new business owner and the business is not what it appeared to be or if you have sold… Read more »

Applying for a Business Rescue Moratorium

With the imminent introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 (currently pending Royal Assent), what does the Government’s new legislation to support companies throughout this pandemic period mean? What Is the Business Rescue Moratorium? Companies that are unable to pay their creditors, due to the impact of COVID-19, will be entitled to apply… Read more »

Can Employees Take a Second Job During Furlough Leave?

Many of the millions of Britons on furlough leave have opted to take a second job. Some are picking fruit and vegetables to support the British harvest, while others have been taking second jobs in supermarkets. But what are the restrictions to taking a second job whilst on furlough leave? Can My Employees Work Elsewhere During… Read more »

Will Covid-19 Risk Non-Performance Under Contract?

There is no doubt that these are challenging and difficult times for all sectors of the economy in the UK and around the globe. So has the outbreak of Covid-19 put you or your business at risk of non-performance under contract? The government is introducing drastic measures in almost every area from public health and… Read more »

Misrepresentation in Contract Law

Misrepresentation of the facts in contract law can quite rightly, have financial consequences. The importance of making true and accurate representations when encouraging a party to enter into a contract was highlighted in a well-publicised case in 2018, where a premium dating agency was ordered by the High Court to refund a client £12,600 after… Read more »