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Zavvi’s Champions League error shows value of…

Kerry Southworth, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s corporate and commercial team, looks at the recent Zavvi error and the need for good competition terms and conditions. While many football fans will…

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How Christian Louboutin won trade mark dispute…

Kerry Southworth, of Harrison Drury’s corporate and commercial team, explains the reasons behind the decision in the long-running trade mark dispute involving Christian Louboutin shoes and the lessons for other…

What is an Overdrawn Directors’ Loan Account?

Directors’ loan accounts (DLAs) are accounts held within the books of a limited company. As the company is a separate entity in law from its directors, they are necessary to…

What should you do if you’re affected…

Construction firm, Carillion PLC, announced this week that it and its five sister companies had been placed into compulsory liquidation. Harrison Drury’s construction and insolvency teams look at what this…

Six ways that sub-contractors can protect their…

The insolvency of a main contractor can have a devastating impact on its sub-contractors. James Robbins, a specialist insolvency solicitor at Harrison Drury, looks at what sub-contractors can do to…

Protecting your business in new export markets

Jack Stephenson, corporate and commercial solicitor at Harrison Drury explains the key legal issues businesses need to be aware of when breaking into new export markets. Many businesses in the…

Sporting image rights, tax evasion and the…

The new Criminal Finances Act could have significant implications for the way sports clubs and their players conduct their financial affairs and use their image rights. Harrison Drury’s James Dickinson…

Understanding Directors’ Personal Guarantees and Corporate Insolvency

In this Harrison Drury guest blog, Keith Tully, partner at Real Business Rescue, explains the role of Directors’ Personal Guarantees in the corporate insolvency process. It is common for company…

Reducing risk on new health and safety…

With tougher sentences and fines for health and safety offences starting to bite, Harrison Drury’s David Edwards, offers some advice for how businesses can take a proactive approach to minimising…

Lessons from the Duran Duran copyright case

Pop group Duran Duran recently lost a High Court battle to reclaim copyright to some of their most famous songs. Jack Stephenson, from Harrison Drury’s corporate team, looks at the…

How to protect your intellectual property in…

Modern manufacturing techniques are changing the way businesses make goods, but do they also increase the risk of your products being copied? Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and…

Panama papers and rules on corporate transparency

With the leak of the so-called “Panama papers” placing companies under even more scrutiny, further amendments to UK company law have been proposed. Harrison Drury’s head of corporate law, David…

Insurance Act: Firms urged to act ahead…

Businesses are being urged to look closely at their insurance cover ahead of the biggest shake-up to insurance contract law in more than 100 years. The Insurance Act 2015 comes…

Brexit’s impact on your contractual obligations

Corporate lawyer Brett Cooper examines the possible implications of Britain’s pending exit of the EU on business contracts and what steps businesses may need to take. We previously published a…

Company law changes in June 2016

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is bringing in a number of company law changes. Harrison Drury’s Brett Cooper looks at what businesses need to do to ensure…

Insurance Act 2015: Is your business ready?

The Insurance Act 2015 is coming into force in August this year and represents the most significant change to insurance in contract law for over a century, but are you…

Free legal advice for businesses affected by…

Has your business been affected in any way by the floods caused in Lancashire and Cumbria by Storm Desmond? Harrison Drury's Lancaster office will be opening its doors to offer…

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