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Publications: Marie-Louise King

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Minority shareholders settle the score in High Court action

The thorny issue of minority shareholders’ rights is back in the spotlight following the handing down on 6 November 2017 of the lengthy judgment of the High Court in the bitter battle between the majority shareholders and a significant minority shareholder in Blackpool Football Club Limited (VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Limited). The case is a reminder of the rights of minority shareholders and the remedies that are available to them where those rights are infringed. In summary: 1) The majority shareholders lost a High Court battle against the minority shareholders in the case of VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Limited and others, and have been ordered to pay £31m to buy them out. 2) The minority shareholders, VB Football Assets, alleged that the majority shareholder, the Oyston family, had conducted the affairs of Blackpool FC in a manner unfairly prejudicial to the interests of the minority shareholders. 3) Con

(Publication Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017)

When does a conversation become a contract?

This Briefing reviews the recent decision in MacInnes v Gross regarding the intention to create legal relations and contract formation.

(Publication Date: Fri 10 Feb 2017)

Termination of agency - Termination of authority

Considers the decision in Bailey and another v Angove’s PTY Limited [2016] UKSC 47 and the termination of an agency relationship.

(Publication Date: Wed 01 Feb 2017)

Commercial Agency – Severance of compensation and indemnity clauses

​The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 governs the relationship between principals and their commercial agents, including giving certain rights to agents on the termination of a commercial agency. This Briefing looks at two recent cases which deals with this: Brand Studio Limited v St John Knits, Inc [2015] EWHC 3143 (QB) and Shearman v Hunter Boot Limited [2014] EWHC 47 (QB)

(Publication Date: Mon 16 Nov 2015)

Will collective redundancy consultations kill the pre-pack?

A “pre-pack” administration describes the process through which a company is put into administration and its business or assets are immediately sold under a sale which was arranged before the administrator was appointed. This Briefing looks at the interaction between pre-pack administration and s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 in which a company has a duty to consult when making redundancies.

(Publication Date: Fri 23 Oct 2015)

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