Published: 15 April 2019
David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status to drive their growth.
Published: 11 April 2019
What happens if someone holds £145 million worth of cryptocurrency, they pass away unexpectedly and they are the only person who has the password to the digital wallet in which funds are stored? This was the unfortunate reality for the owner of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Gerald Cotten. It resulted in the Canadian company QuadrigaCX being unable to pay their customers around £41 million worth of Bitcoin.
Published: 5 April 2019
Our head of employment Andrea London provides some thoughts in the April edition of TALiNT International on what a candidate with a criminal record does and doesn’t need to disclose during the recruitment process. See page 36.
Published: 1 April 2019
Business owners need watertight arrangements behind the scenes if their company is to be a lure for buyers.
A serious and sensible investor will want to do their homework. What is the investor buying into? How successful is the business? What are its prospects? Are there any major risks? These questions, along with others, will need to be evaluated in order to make an informed decision as to the attractiveness of the offering.
Published: 21 March 2019
In light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling, Nick Evans outlines what employers need to know about their duty regarding collective redundancy
Published: 14 March 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them to work from home. But what are the implications if HR decides to change or scrap an existing policy, and how should they go about it? Andrea London explains.
Published: 13 March 2019
Karren Brady and a lesson on the duties of directors
If you suspect a fellow exec of wrongdoing, don’t sweep concerns under the carpet.
Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business
Published: 7 March 2019
Brexit in Brief: A short guide to the potential implications of Brexit on your business
Published: 4 March 2019
We are pleased to confirm Fletcher Day will be attending MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading event for the property industry.
Published: 19 February 2019
With our new property market update we are pleased to provide our clients with a helpful insight on the UK property markets.
Published: 15 February 2019
Employers should beware of implied terms – especially when dismissing for ill health
Fletcher Day acts for Joint Administrators from Quantuma LLP in urgent application to the High Court on 18 October 2018 concerning the validity of their appointment
Published: 19 November 2018
Administrators appointed out of court…but when? Three recent High Court judgments to note
Published: 7 November 2018
The Partners of Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the next key step in the growth of the firm.
From Monday 19th November 2018, the firm will be relocating to prestigious, conveniently located offices at 110 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU.
Published: 28 June 2018
On 4 May 2018, husband and wife defendants were sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment (suspended for 18 months) for breach of a freezing injunction – a stark reminder that court orders are to be respected and strictly complied with otherwise the consequences can be serious in the event of any breach.
Civil Courts have the power to impose custodial sentences for contempt of Court by anyone even if they are not a party to proceedings and sometimes, not even a fine can make things go away!
Published: 22 June 2018
As Boris Becker seeks to avoid litigation on the basis of diplomatic immunity we ask – do the principles of state and diplomatic immunity protect employers from employment claims bought by their staff?
Published: 11 June 2018
Published: 11 June 2018
New idea, new business? Or perhaps you are looking to scale up your existing business and want to ensure that you have the right structure in place?
There are a number of options available and choosing the right corporate vehicle for your needs is very important. The right structure could not only save you money, but also offer protection against your personal assets (such as the family home) if the business encounters difficulties.
Blockchain in property transactions – Could Lawyers and Estate Agents soon be redundant in property transactions?
Published: 1 May 2018
“Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years”, claimed a report by consultancy firm pwc in 2017. As a property lawyer, technology plays an important part in my working day, but surely artificial intelligence will not drastically change the nature of a property solicitor’s work?
Published: 19 April 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Fletcher Day has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018, in the category Future of Legal Services Innovation – Private Practice (mid-sized practice).
Published: 16 April 2018
There is no question that many claims are now commenced by litigants in person (‘LIPs’).
With reams of legal advice available online and the development of the money claims portal, there is arguably greater access to the legal system for the layperson than ever before. Notwithstanding this, many LIPs fail to appreciate the ‘minefield’ they are about to cross once proceedings are issued.