DIRECTORS’ DUTIES AND COVID-19

Being a company director or secretary in the current uncertain climate is particularly difficult. The COVID-19 crisis has presented a number of challenges and, as the corporate world reels from challenges which seemingly develop overnight, directors are no doubt faced with unpredictable circumstances to which it is difficult to respond effectively. Wrongful trading There will…

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Respect is due! Upper Tribunal considers the weight to be given to local authority financial penalty decisions

This week, a significant Upper Tribunal decision was handed down by Judge Elizabeth Cooke in Waltham Forest LBC v (1) Marshall (2) Ustek [2020] UKUT 0035 (LC). The cases of Marshall and Ustek began as separate appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) against financial penalties imposed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest (the Council) under Section 249A of the…

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