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Government looks to help high-growth companies

United Kingdom - September 21 2012 A bold set of proposals, to attract high-growth companies to set up global bases in the UK and to grow their businesses here, has been unveiled by the Government.

Robert Burns.

A company's constitution - court is willing to imply terms

United Kingdom - December 22 2011 A company's articles of association ("articles") are essentially a contract between a company and its members.

Michael Kelly.

Directors duties: a strict reminder

United Kingdom - October 3 2011 The recent Court of Appeal judgment in Towers v Premier Waste Management Ltd serves as a stark warning to directors who are not strictly compliant and wholly knowledgeable of their duties.

'Join the dots' to see the full picture - employee

United Kingdom - September 15 2011 A recent decision in an unfair prejudice petition raised against two director-shareholders of the Norco Group Limited in the Court of Session highlights the importance of advisors giving comprehensive and "joined up" advice, as opposed to focussing on distinct issues in isolation from one another.

Katy Wedderburn.

In a partnership or LLP? Make sure you have a formal agreement - while you can still agree!

United Kingdom - August 30 2011 In its decision in the recent case of Eaton v Caulfield, the English Chancery Division (Companies Court) highlighted the importance of the members of partnerships formalising their relationship by way of a partnership agreement.

Michael Kelly.