Author Archives: lawblacks

Death of a sole director-shareholder – What happens next?

When a sole director shareholder dies, his or her shares automatically pass to their personal representatives (PR’s), being the executors (if there is a valid will) or the administrators of his or her estate (if the shareholder dies intestate), under … Continue reading

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Court Rules Settlement Is Final

Many disputes settle without the need for litigation and even when proceedings have been issued the majority of cases settle before they reach trial.  However, the recent case of Mionis -v- Democratic Press SA & Others highlights the need for … Continue reading

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Will SMEs be shackled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Data is increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity for businesses and as such, one of the most protected. Considering the GDPR is an update to the Data Protection Act which first came into force in 1998, when one gigabyte of … Continue reading

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Another Bright Spark

Developing land is one way of increasing its value.  However, not all landowners have the expertise or the finance to do that.  Landowners can, however, sell their land to a developer and benefit from the increase in the value of … Continue reading

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Fire safety on mobile home parks

Following recent tragic events it would be prudent for park owners and operators to take steps to review their fire safety practices and procedures. With most things prevention is always better than the cure and a robust assessment of potential … Continue reading

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Beware Of Using Work Computers For Personal Matters

The perils of using your work computer for personal matters was recently highlighted in the High Court case of Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC.  In that case the Mr Simpkin was the Finance Director of The Berkeley Group.  … Continue reading

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Unjustified Threats

Intellectual property owners have always had to tread carefully when it comes to enforcing their rights.  Until recently, part of the law known as the unjustified threats provisions meant that it was possible for someone on the receiving end of … Continue reading

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