Published Articles

REC Legal Bulletin - Summer 2013

REC Legal bulletin July / August 2013 Issue 57 “Help: my client’s gone bust!” ...

Directors Risk and Liability

In July 2013 Vince Cable as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills published a...

FWJ's Legal Notice Board

Francis Wilks and Jones brings you up to date with some of the most recent legal developments that...

2012 - A year of change in commercial litigation

2012 promises to be quite a year of reform for commercial litigation. The impending reforms are...

Not insolvent? Can I appoint an administrator?

It is a misconception that a secured creditor holding a qualifying floating charge (QFC), as...

Civil litigation proposals - enforcement - a ray of light?

This article is a follow up to our article in April 2011 regarding the proposed changes to civil...

Funding business expansion

The recruitment industry is growing again, bringing to an end a period of contraction which saw a...

Litigation - changes afoot?

Kenneth Clarke has recently announced a consultation aimed at making the civil justice system more...

Backing for small business - an opportunity for financiers

It is encouraging to read of the government’s recognition of the contribution of small and...

Bills of sale: what can lenders take security over?

A bill of sale is a document which transfers the rights in specific assets from one individual to...

Third party debt orders - the informal freezing injunction?

What can you do if a client or its customer, who is obliged to pay a debt to you pursuant to a...

Is a letter of intent a binding contract?

Have you ever turned to your facility documentation, seeking to rely on one of its terms, only to...

Set off: how to recognise a potential hazard

Set off, if not actually a trap for the financier, can upset the smooth recovery of debts when the...

Bribery Act 2010

In the final parliamentary business before the recent election, the Bribery Act 2010 received...