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Winding up petitions - the end of protection for struggling companies

Malcolm Niekirk
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Protection against winding-up petitions ended on September 30th. This has been replaced by a set of new rules, taking effect from October 1st. Malcolm Niekirk outlines the timeline of previous protections, and summarises what the 'new rules' are.

Appointing an Independent Evaluator: Everything you need to know

Malcolm Niekirk
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Are you thinking of appointing an Independent Evaluator? You'll have some questions...

In this article, Insolvency Partner and Independent Evaluator Malcolm Niekirk discusses the process of evaluation, answering some FAQs.

Video: Bounce back loans and 'FAQ 10' - Coffee Break Briefing

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 13th September, Insolvency Guru  Malcolm Niekirk  held one of his popular  Coffee Break Briefings , where he looked at transferring cash-at-bank before a liquidation starts - or 'FAQ 10' as it has been dubbed. The video...

What 'FAQ 10' is and why it can be ignored

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this summary article from his most recent Coffee Break Briefing, Malcolm looks at the controversial 'FAQ 10'; discussing how it came about, what the issues are with it and why it can be ignored.

Jointly owned copyrighted work and collaboration agreements

Sarah Sillar
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Intellectual Property Specialist Sarah Sillar looks at jointly owned copyrighted work, discussing how co-owners can use a collaboration agreement to set out both parties obligations and proceed entitlement.

Video: Without great IT our brilliant team can't be brilliant

Matthew Fretten
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We asked our team what they liked about working at Frettens. Is it the flexible working? The great benefits package? Being trusted and not micro-managed? The teamwork? The wonderful marketing team? They said all of those things, but every single one...

Video: Remuneration in administration - Coffee Break Briefing recording

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 9th August, Malcolm Niekirk  held one of his popular Coffee Break Briefings , where he looked at remuneration in administrations.  The video recording from the free webinar is available below: If you would prefer to read the...

Remuneration in administrations

Malcolm Niekirk
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Malcolm discusses the relationship between your proposals, the basis for your remuneration, and the role of the committee

Getting your commercial property ready for sale - a checklist

Oonagh McKinney
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There are some real advantages to putting in hand steps to prepare your property for sale even before it is put on the market. Commercial Property Partner Oonagh McKinney outlines some steps that can be taken to prepare your commercial property for sale.

The interim Part L uplift - Here's what you need to know

Hannah Martin
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Commercial Property Solicitor Hannah Martin looks at the upcoming interim Part L uplift, which intends to increase the energy efficiency standards. Hannah outlines when the uplift comes into force and details how to prepare for the changes.

Challenges and opportunities ahead in the commercial property market

Fiona Knight
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With the increase in consumers moving to online shopping and more and more people working from home as a result of the pandemic, there are inevitable challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of retail and office space.

Fiona Knight looks at the challenges and opportunities facing commercial landlords and tenants.

What are loan agreements and what should they include?

Olivia Parkinson
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Olivia Parkinson, Trainee Solicitor in Frettens' Corporate and Commercial Team, gives an overview of loan agreements, outlining what should be included within one and discussing the role of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 when loaning to family or friends.

What should be included in heads of terms for a commercial lease?

Patsy Whitford
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Commercial Property Solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at heads of terms for commercial leases, discussing what should be negotiated, what should be included within the terms and what to watch out for as a commercial tenant.

Coffee Break Briefing Video: R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and Standard Conditions

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 12th July Insolvency Guru  Malcolm Niekirk  held one of his popular  Coffee Break Briefing  Webinars. In the free webinar,  Malcolm  looked at R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions. If you...

R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 12th July Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk held one of his popular Coffee Break Briefing Webinars. In the free webinar, Malcolm looked at R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions. This is the summary article following the briefing.

What is a shareholders agreement and what should it include?

Karen Edwards
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Karen Edwards, Head of our Corporate & Commercial Team, discusses the importance of including certain provisions within shareholders agreements; such as deadlock clauses and minority shareholder protection rights.

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