The Increasing Demand for Compliance Management As We Step Into 2017

February 9, 2017

Contribution regarding compliance management (particularly from an Australian perspective). Increasingly complex and dynamic regulatory landscapes, rapid technology change, and global business environments are among the few factors that have been driving companies to become more focused on risk and compliance management in their businesses. In earlier times, compliance and risk management was considered burdensome. There […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

A Note on Contract Automation and Legal Technology

January 8, 2017

Editorial Note: This article originally appeared on https://colinslevy.com and is the property of https://colinslevy.com.  Colin S. Levy is Manager, Contract Negotiations for Pearson Education. In-House Counsel as well as lawyers in general these days appear to fall into three groups when it comes to the use of technology. Not all groups are the same size, […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

Mortgage Terms Incorporation Case Update: Alexander (“Property118 Action Group”) v West Bromwich Mortgage Company [2016] EWCA Civ 496

November 19, 2016

By Anis Waiz – Knights Professional Services Limited. This article will consider this key Court of Appeal decision as to mortgage terms and incorporation. The decision is likely to have much wider ramifications for lenders and indeed borrowers. “For the Lender to have the right to require repayment on one month’s notice at will would […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

Online financial scams: how vulnerable are we?

March 28, 2016

There is a reasonable chance that most of us, at some point in our lives, will experience fraud, in one form or another. As technology continues to advance and we store more of our personal data on phones, tablets or digital storage platforms like the Cloud, we become increasingly vulnerable to hackers and scams. Whereas […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

UK Government announces plans to force firms to reveal gender pay gap

February 19, 2016

In a move announced earlier this year by David Cameron, large companies will in 2018 be forced to disclose whether they are paying men more than women. Nicky Morgan, the Women and Equalities Minister, made the announcement on Friday 12 February 2016 that the Government would be looking to introduce new rules relating to the […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

LJ Jackson calls for fixed costs to be applied to all claims valued up to £250k

January 30, 2016

Lord Justice Jackson has made another foray into the structure of the civil costs regime by arguing that fixed costs should apply to all claims valued up to £250,000. Jackson, who was instrumental in implementing the costs reformed that formed part two of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, called on […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

ELB Securities v Alan Love and Prestwick Hotels Limited – A Warning For Companies

October 8, 2015

In the appeal case of ELB Securities v Alan Love and Prestwick Hotels Limited, the owner of a hotel failed to overturn the decision of the court that its lease with a landlord ended on dissolution. The case will have significant implications for companies and company law. ELB Securities Limited was the owner of commercial […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

7 Contract Risks Keeping Your Legal Team Busy

September 16, 2015

There’s a reason why lawyers are so expensive: they protect clients from risks, especially financial dangers. Corporate lawyers are no different to their companies. Legal teams within any industry, large or small, are in charge of identifying risks and finding ways to reduce them. Risks can lead to lost revenue and fines When it comes […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

European Court ruling regarding ‘travel to work’ could raise costs for business

September 14, 2015

A preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice regarding the definition of ‘working time’ could raise costs for business, according to industry experts. The recent case of Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO.) v Tyco Integrated Security SL & Anor Case C-266/14 addressed whether hours spent travelling to and  from work […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →

4 Tested Ways To Find The Right Legal Training For Your Business Managers

September 14, 2015

Congratulations! You are one of the few savvy business owners that knows how important legal training is for business managers. Not many small and medium business owners pay enough attention to business law which is in fact a little funny because no business can operate out of the law or against the law. Business law is […]

Read the full commercial blawg post →