What is Company Liquidation?

What is Company Liquidation?

The Directors of a Company that cannot pay its debts can choose to put the Company into voluntary liquidation. Indeed Directors have statutory responsibilities not to permit a Company to trade insolvently. If they allow the Company to trade insolvently they can become...
Landowners: Responsibility for Trees – Winter reminder

Landowners: Responsibility for Trees – Winter reminder

Landowners should be fully aware that they have two key responsibilities which makes maintaining their land essential. If something “escapes” from their land and causes damage or injury to another, they can be liable to pay compensation and/or do what is required to...
Cladding Post Grenfell

Cladding Post Grenfell

In a recent Tribunal decision, leaseholder owners of two apartment blocks in Manchester have been held liable for the cost of recladding. Vallea Court and Cypress Places in Manchester failed their fire safety checks in July, which found that flammable cladding had...
Airbnb is a Breach of Lease!

Airbnb is a Breach of Lease!

Airbnb has 4 million listings worldwide and is becoming an attractive way of home owners renting out their properties, but at what cost? In May 2018, Appeal Court Judges upheld an injunction which stopped a leaseholder from renting his flat out on Airbnb and other...
Restrictive Covenants – Modification Update

Restrictive Covenants – Modification Update

Planning Consents and Restrictive Covenants often “butt heads” for developers and private individuals alike. Sometimes it is not appreciated that: You can apply for planning permission on land you don’t own. You can get planning permission to build on your land but...
Have a break have a Kit Kat? Not for Nestle.

Have a break have a Kit Kat? Not for Nestle.

After over a decade of fighting long-standing rivals Cadbury, Nestlé has lost its appeal to retain its trademark of the well-known three-dimensional four fingered shape of its KitKat chocolate bar. This is not the first time the two rivals have been arguing over...