Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – major insolvency reforms proposed

The Government on 20 May 2020 published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which contains the most far-reaching reforms to UK insolvency law in over 30 years. The Bill has been introduced on an emergency basis in an attempt to ensure that otherwise financially viable companies survive during a period of unprecedented interruption and turmoil. … Read more

Public procurement podcast series launched

We have launched a new podcast series in which our procurement law experts discuss hot topics and live issues in the field of public procurement. These include the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on public procurement procedures and disputes, and litigation in the field of public procurement in the UK. The available episodes are listed … Read more

Court of Appeal upholds strict interpretation of the “Duomatic” principle, which allows informal shareholder approval of company decisions

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal reconfirmed that the Duomatic principle can only apply where all shareholders have approved the relevant act of the company. It is not enough that a relevant individual would have approved the act had they known about it: Dickinson v NAL Realisations (Staffordshire) Ltd [2019] EWCA CIV 2146. … Read more