Articles & Downloads / 2018 / September


Michael Press

Who insures? An introduction to insurance under a commercial lease.

27 September 2018

The news headlines have been dominated by stories of the Bank Buildings engulfed in flames and at risk of collapse. The Bank Buildings was constructed in 1785, having withstood not only the 1941 Blitz but also three bomb explosions in 1975. Whilst discussions continue regarding the structural integrity of the building, Associated British Foods plc (Primark’s parent company) has confirmed that the building is covered by a policy of insurance and this should prompt property owners, landlords and tenants to consider their responsibilities when it comes to insuring their building or business premises. Read More


Catherine Cooney

Duties of charity trustees

19 September 2018

Charity trustees play an essential role in the success of charities and are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the charity. Many charity trustees are also company directors with an extra set of director duties codified in the Companies Act 2006. It is important that each trustee understands their legal duties as they are individually and collectively responsible for everything that the charity does. Read More


Celia Worthington

Are your terms certain?

13 September 2018

An essential element to any contract is certainty of terms. A recent case in the Court of Appeal, Robert Bou-Simon –v – BGC Brokers LP, highlighted the risks once again where terms to a contract were not clearly recorded in written documentation between the contracted parties. Read More


Toni Fitzgerald-Gunn

Mental Health awareness in the workplace

05 September 2018

Even with an emphasis on raising awareness and a move towards a more open dialogue about mental health in society, mental health can still, unfortunately, be seen as a “taboo” subject, which people may not feel comfortable talking about; especially with their employer, who they feel may treat them differently due to this revelation. Read More


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