Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ('SMEs') selling goods and services often compete in a market where offering credit to their customers is a given. Amongst the predictions of a severe recession, it is timely for SMEs to review their credit policies (insisting on cash upfront or on delivery, where possible) and to ensure that their contracts with… Read More.

The Government has recently passed temporary legislation to help companies facing cashflow difficulties due to COVID-19. Businesses can now place certain debts into ‘hibernation’ while continuing to trade. This supplements more traditional options available to businesses facing solvency issues. Business Debt Hibernation The temporary Business Debt Hibernation (BDH) regime creates another option to help businesses… Read More.

When looking to raise equity capital for your business, it is crucial to understand that there is no one size fits all approach. a business will need to understand the full range of capital raising options available to it and then choose the option which not only optimises the actual cash raised but the value… Read More.

See us first You should see your lawyer first if you are uncertain how to recover an outstanding debt. ‘Simple debts’ and ‘claims’ There are two sorts of debts: Those where the fact and the amount of the debt are indisputable, e.g. the price of an item bought at a store and not paid for.… Read More.

We live in a world in which smartphones can track our steps and location, sense light, temperature, and our voice. If cell phone privacy even exists, does a law requiring us to provide access to our cell phones cross the line? The Customs and Excise Act 2018 (the Act) came into force on 1 October… Read More.

  The recent enforced receivership of national construction firm Ebert Construction has thrust receiverships back into the spotlight. With some 95 staff laid off and creditors owed around $40 million, the consequences of a high-profile company being forced into a receivership are apparent. Nonetheless, many people involved in the construction industry, and the general public,… Read More.

Our clients regularly present us with novel situations (the spice of life is always welcome!). Some of these involve the law around rapid advances in technology and the consumerism that follows. With such change, we find ourselves researching an ever-evolving range of laws that have been developed to meet the new world. Think cyberspace and… Read More.

Many of us that purchase products or services online simply tick a box agreeing to the supplier's terms of trade without reading them or giving them a second thought. But those terms of trade can be very important, particularly when a deal goes wrong. Your business should have written terms of trade so you have… Read More.