Corporate e-news

Do you know what is in your articles?

Napthens - July 17th 2017
A company’s articles of association are the rules and regulations that govern the day to day management of a company and the conduct of its business.
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Small firms in data security warning

Napthens - May 18th 2017
Phil Brown, a specialist technology lawyer at regional law firm Napthens, is urging small businesses to regularly review their cyber security. Phil warns that many consider such security only an issue for large businesses, but recently a smaller online retailer was hit with a £55,000 fine by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) following a security breach.
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Changes to Terms and Conditions for Cloud Storage Users

Napthens - March 28th 2017
Cloud storage services allow customers to store, manage, organise and retrieve their data online. A variety of devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets allow consumers to upload and download data from personal cloud storage accounts. Many such devices rely on access to cloud storage, which reduces the need for internal memory on the device itself whilst also providing more advances features such as shared access and editing.
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Why are restrictive covenants important in sale and purchase of businesses?

Napthens - October 18th 2016
The recent case of Millen v Karen Millen Fashions Ltd & Anor, is an important reminder for all companies who are selling their business to consider any restrictive covenants in the sale and purchase agreements.
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Why should my staff understand contract law?

Napthens - October 18th 2016
Standard terms and conditions are good. They provide uniformity across all contracts and are used in some form or another in most businesses. They do have failings though: firstly, they need to be properly incorporated into the contract; and secondly, even if they are incorporated, care needs to be taken to ensure that they are not inadvertently varied.
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Protecting against currency fluctuation in a post-Brexit world

Napthens - August 8th 2016
One of the words most commonly associated with the impact of Brexit on the economy, business, immigration and life in general is ‘uncertainty.’ Nobody really knows or can anticipate the actual impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
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