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Does the Coronavirus outbreak constitute ‘Force Majeure’?

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has had considerable impact on the public life and business operations in and with China. As the outbreak does not show any sign of abating, companies which buy and sell goods in the Chinese market are considering using the legal defence of ‘force majeure’. What is Force Majeure? A…

Top Tips for small businesses

Askews top tips for new businesses

If you have a fledgling business idea, make sure you protect any intellectual property to avoid any potential negative impact. Ensure you have updated and robust procedures in place to deal with reporting and controls so that you have no surprises when your final accounts are produced! Check your Companies House records are up to…

Directors Duties – I’m expected to do what?!

Setting up a limited company, becoming a director and running a company is a big step in the world of business which carries a heavy weight in terms of responsibility. Directors are tasked with making decisions that align with the interests of the business. Failure to comply with the requirements of a director, as set…

Should I have a Shareholders Agreement?

Many limited companies elect to put together a ‘shareholders agreement’ when their company is incorporated. For some companies, they are a requirement depending on the registration requirements, but for others, they can be entered into at any time. In any event, a shareholders’ agreement, if properly drafted, will be fundamental in governing how the company…

Energy performance certificate

Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate for my Commercial Property?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), rates how energy efficient a building is using a rating system of A-G (A being the most efficient a building can be). In most circumstances, an EPC will be required but there are exceptions to this. When do I need an EPC? You must have an EPC in the following…

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