May 2018 Archive

When do directors contemplate the interests of a company’s creditors?

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All directors should be aware of the statutory and fiduciary duties that they owe to the company. The certain duties and responsibilities are listed at sections 171 to 177 of the Companies Act 2006 and include a duty to act in the company's best interests and promote its success. More …

Charities newsletter - May 2018

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Our Charities team here at Blake Morgan publishes e-bulletins to keep you up-to-date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the sector. We also offer regular charity trustee induction and refresher training sessions. More …

Institute of Fundraising publishes guide on acceptance of donations

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The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has released guidance which says that whilst value and ethics are important when considering whether to accept donations, they are not decisive. More …

Charity Commission: automatic disqualification changes

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From 1 August 2018, new rules will come into effect which means that the automatic disqualification rules will also apply to senior management positions in charities, as well as charity trustees. More …

Are you ready for GDPR?

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With the impending deadline of 25 May 2018 looming are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)? More …

Extension of permitted development rights for change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use

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Farmers and rural estate owners wishing to diversify their revenue streams by converting derelict, or redundant farm buildings into habitable units to be sold on the open market, or for lettings to residential tenants, will welcome recent changes to permitted development rights under class Q which came into force on 6 April 2018. More …

GDPR one week to go…are you GDPR-compliant when it comes to your own staff?

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Whilst many organisations have focussed on what the GDPR means for customer/client/supplier data from 25 May, have you taken the right actions with regard to your staff? We look at the very different considerations involved in being HR-GDPR compliant when it comes into force next week. More …

It pays to have good faith in commercial contracts

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The High Court has recently provided guidance on a good faith clause in a contract with respect to a claim involving the use of a contracting party's data in the context of establishing a competing business. More …

Does recent case spell trouble ahead for agency workers?

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s recent decision in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd means that an agency worker’s statutory rights to certain equal terms cannot be bought out by paying the worker a higher rate of pay than its permanent staff. More …