Limited companies signing a contract should ensure they fully understand the effect of a clause in the contract allowing the other to terminate it if they are struck off the Companies Register - even if they are subsequently restored to the Register.
Family and dependents wishing to claim ‘reasonable financial provision’ from a deceased estate may be able to file their claim after expiry of the statutory six month time limit for such claims, as the Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that they can no longer rely on a ‘standstill’ agreement to justify their delay.
Property owners such as farmers should take care when making informal promises to a family member (or anyone else) that they will inherit land or any interest in the land or a family business, otherwise they may be liable to deliver on that promise because the person relied upon it to their detriment, as another farming dispute makes clear.
Employers with permanent workers who work for part of the time should review how they calculate their paid holiday entitlement, to ensure the UK working time rules are properly applied, following an important ruling.
UK businesses buying and selling goods overseas will welcome a new 2020 edition of INCOTERMS – internationally recognised standard trading terms – for use by businesses making overseas sales, which comes into effect on 1 January 2020.
Employers failing to comply with employment law in relation to employees who are in the UK illegally cannot expect to avoid legal claims simply because the employee is employed illegally, a recent ruling makes clear.