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21 July 2022 Proceed with caution – covenants in franchise agreements

In the recent case of Dwyer (UK Franchising) Limited v Fredbar Limited and ano’r [2022] EWCA Civ 889, the Court of Appeal considered the reasonableness of restrictive covenants in a franchise agreement.

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25 April 2022 Don’t let the lights go out – dealing with an insolvent energy supplier

There are a number of factors which have contributed to the crisis including the huge increase in wholesale natural gas prices, which have risen some 250% since the start of 2021. Since the start of last year, over 30 energy firms have gone bust in the UK alone.

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20 April 2021 Responding to supplier administrations: HEIs

This note provides a general overview of administration and the options that are open to you as HEIs, including engaging in the creditor processes.

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19 April 2021 Remote learning and managing its accidental impact on energy contracts

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions (HEIs) to move almost exclusively to remote learning for large periods of the last year. However, longer term, HEIs will no doubt be looking at the benefits of continuing with remote learning and/or a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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2 March 2021 Responding to supplier administrations: schools

This note provides a general overview of administration and the options that are open to you as schools, including engaging in the creditor processes.

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17 February 2021 Steps to take when responding to an administration

This note provides a general overview of administration and what options are open to local authorities.

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20 January 2021 Insolvency and directors’ duties

We have seen an increase in our education clients seeking advice around potential insolvency, therefore we thought it would help to highlight our previous podcast, which outlines some prudent steps that trustees should be taking to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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18 January 2021 Directors duties in relation to local authority trading companies and special purchase vehicles

Some prudent steps that directors should take to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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14 April 2020 Take care when applying to adjourn hearings because of coronavirus!

In Blackfriars Ltd, Re [2020] EWHC 845 (Ch), the Court recently considered an application to adjourn the five-week trial commencing at the beginning of June 2020 due to Covid-19.

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Common contractual pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them

During this short webinar our experts will deconstruct the most typically occurring contractual disputes.

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