A brand marriage made in heaven? Reputational risks in corporate partnerships | Schillings

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In this digital age of social media and 24/7 rolling news, the need for a company to manage and maintain a positive image has never been more important. Today’s increasingly competitive commercial landscape can make correctly managing a reputation vital to commercial success. However, getting it right can be a tough challenge. Managing the reputation …

Privilege: recent case law provides guidance on scope | Macfarlanes

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The legal concept of privilege underpins much of the daily interaction between lawyers and clients because it allows a client uninhibited access to a lawyer’s professional advice, free from concern that confidential communications will be disclosed in any subsequent litigation. This article focuses on three recent cases that have provided clarification on the scope of …

Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover | Holman Fenwick Willan

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Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s …

De facto directors: Holland v Revenue and Customs & anor [2010] | Druces LLP

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A recent Supreme Court judgment in Holland v Revenue and Customs (HMRC) [2010] has considered the status of de facto directors and, on a 3-2 split decision, limited the applicability of the concept. The decision is controversial because it will provide a defence in certain circumstances for persons controlling companies who are not officially directors …