Suppliers need to diligently monitor their customers, and their contracts with them, for signs of looming insolvency, so the supplier can act before they lose the right to do so under new laws which take away suppliers’ rights in commercial contracts to terminate a contract for non-payment if a customer is insolvent.
Employers taking on an employee should check whether the employee is subject to a restriction on working for them imposed by a previous employer, and consider the risks of being found to have induced the employee to breach those restrictions if they offer a job, following a recent legal ruling.
Landlords and tenants of properties will welcome clarification from the court on the standard required under repairing obligations in leases. They should start planning and negotiating in good time before any obligation takes effect, to ensure that the repairs satisfy the requirements of the lease and are carried out in time.
Accountants Legal Service
A chapter on contracts in this time-saving reference guide for accountants who are faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. The chapter provides detailed advice on contract law, as well as digests of relevant cases.
Accountants Legal Service
A chapter on wrongful dismissal in this time-saving reference guide for accountants who are faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Topics covered include insufficient notice, fixed-term contracts, breach of contractual procedures, remedies, valuing wrongful dismissal claims, settling wrongful dismissal claims out of court, the overlap with unfair dismissal, tribunal cap on damages and loss of chance claims.
Company Law Handbook 2021
eBook chapter addressing the legal specific duties of company directors and their liabilities under the Companies Act 2006. Topics covered include declaration of interest, substantial property transactions, loans to directors, credit transactions and payment for loss of office. A checklist for approving directors’ long-term service contracts is provided.
Articles and books in the Library collection
Drafting commercial agreements
(Law Society, 2018)
Contains sample contract clauses, definitions and terms relevant to drafting agreements.
Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
(Bloomsbury Professional, 2016)
Guide to drafting and interpreting commercial contracts. Provides a background to and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements.
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