COMPANY LAW - 29.11.2023
Company’s class rights variation determined by court
Companies must follow the right procedure when changing the rights attached to a class of their shares. A recent case illustrates the confusion that can arise if a bespoke procedure in the articles is not drafted carefully enough. What happened here, and how can other companies avoid this tricky situation?
COMPANY LAW - 28.09.2023
Company left in limbo after director’s death
A family business was plunged into conflict when its sole director died. In a case that illustrates the need for such companies to think about succession planning, one side tried to get the court onside in its power grab. Did it succeed?
HEALTH & SAFETY - 04.05.2023
Recycler convicted of corporate manslaughter
A recycling company has been convicted of corporate manslaughter following its employee’s death. Fatal accident prosecutions are more commonly based on health and safety legislation, so why was this company charged with corporate manslaughter?
COMPANY LAW - 20.02.2023
The perils of family businesses
Many couples set up in business together not expecting to split up; how can they navigate this tricky time without destroying a business they’ve grafted to build? A recent case details the challenges.