FCA Insurance Policy “Test Case”

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As a result of the first national lockdown – imposed in March 2020 – in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many small and medium-sized businesses have seen a significant level of financial loss. This saw an increase in claims for those losses under business interruption insurance policies (“BIIP”). There quickly became widespread concern…

Thursfields Talk Legal: how to tackle COVID-19’s impact on commercial contracts

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The best approaches to solve problems caused when commercial contracts are unfulfilled because of COVID-19 will be discussed at a Thursfields Solicitors’ webinar later this month. Stuart Price, a director at Thursfields and an expert in commercial contracts, will host the free Talk Legal webinar at 10am on Wednesday 21 October. Commercial Law Contracts This…

Can I copy someone else’s terms and conditions…? Commercial Law

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“No!” says director of Commercial Law at Thursfields Solicitors, Stuart Price. Rarely does a week go by without a potential client asking me to review their terms and conditions to make sure they are “legal”. I’ve even been asked to “underwrite them”. Naturally, being the diligent lawyer I am, I ask who prepared their terms….

Things to Consider When Trading Online | Commercial Law

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For the foreseeable future, most of the shops will be closed so, with shoppers having little option other than to buy from the comfort of their sofas, what should you consider if you are going to trade online? Are you selling to business users or consumers? You need to consider if the customer for  your…

Company meetings: A virtual reality! Corporate and commercial law

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In light of the recent government announcement relating to the requirement of companies to hold AGMs, it is important for directors and shareholders to consider how they would do so in line with the restrictions on movement. One restriction includes not being allowed to be in gatherings of more than two people. This raises the…

Commercial Contracts… is cancellation a breach too far?

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The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK businesses has been dramatic to say the least, and it’s perhaps understandable that some businesses need to cancel or vary existing contracts. From a legal perspective, this is not as simple to do as it might first appear, and the risk of being sued by the other…

New Hand Sanitiser Brand for Herefordshire Business

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A Herefordshire bottling and packaging business is branching out to make its own brand of hand sanitiser. With hand sanitiser in short supply in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the family-owned firm in Bromyard has launched its own Two Cousins brand. Marches Bottling and Packaging has already had a substantial order from Herefordshire Council…

Protecting Your Business – Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Corporate and Commercial Law

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is of great concern to many businesses as they balance putting contingency plans in place to protect their staff’s wellbeing and also continue to provide their products and services to clients. Thursfields Solicitors is open for business as usual and has the resources and legal expertise to guide you. All of…

When the Cookie Crumbles | GDPR Lawyers explain all

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Recently, I have heard radio advertising being promoted as a means to reach your customers without the risk of losing them as a result of the annoying need to click away a cookie banner on every site, link and some additional web pages. Could this mean that other forms of media advertising may benefit from…

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