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Devant Diary – June 2016

We had a busy time in June. Here’s a selection of the things we got up to last month: Re-worked client agreements for a digital marketing company, a financial services business, an international events company, and a telecoms business. Reviewed a shareholder agreement and company articles of association. Drafted Ts&Cs for procuring complex software solutions. [...]

Devant Diary – May 2016

Here's what we got up to this month: Drafted Terms and Conditions for several companies including a manufacturer of bespoke products and a network security provider. Negotiated a deal for sale of electrical products and services to a company in the oil and gas sector. Delivered training in creative deal structuring to a global business consulting company. Reviewed contracts to identify [...]

Devant Diary – April 2016

Here’s what we got up to this month: Drafted an Investment Agreement for a company developing innovative new technology in the energy supply space. Negotiated a £multi-million deal for supply of software and services to a major airline. Delivered bespoke contract drafting training to a European aerospace firm. Reviewed contracts to identify risks and opportunities for a medical equipment business, a software company, and a telecommunications [...]

PSC Register – time is running out…

Who's in control of your business? You may have had the frustrating experience of chasing payment from a delinquent client, only to be fobbed off by everyone you speak to. Nobody, it seems, wants to admit to being in control of a business when it owes money!  New PSC Register legislation comes into force on [...]

Devant’s Charity Fundraising Success

Devant are jumping for joy! The team at Devant had good reason to leap for joy, with the support from our clients we raised £1,662 in our Leap Year Charity Auction for Launchpad, Reading's homeless support charity. Here we are pictured with Jason McMahon and Amanda Rose from Launchpad.

 I wanted to publicly thank everyone who [...]

What will you do with your ‘free’ day on 29th February?

Charity Fundraising at Devant You know how sometimes, just as you’re drifting off to sleep, a really good idea pops into your head? Over the Christmas hols, that happened to me. It occurred to me, late one night, that 2016 was going to be a Leap Year, and that this meant we would get a [...]

The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: Why And How You Need To Act

The dying days of 2015 brought with them major changes for data protection laws in Europe. On the 17th December, the European Parliament and Council published their final informal draft of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is three years in the making and will replace the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). The GDPR has [...]

Contracts You Can Have Faith In

How the principle of ‘Good Faith’ can work in your commercial deals. The principle of ‘good faith’, in normal English, means to act in an honest and sincere way. Whilst we can all agree that the world would be a better place if everybody operated under that maxim, in English contract law the term takes [...]

The Modern Slavery Act 2015: A Guide for SMEs

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect in March 2015. While we tend to think of slavery as an evil of times gone by, human trafficking, slavery and forced working for inadequate compensation are becoming increasing concerns in our global economy. The aim of the Modern Slavery Act is to ensure that large businesses [...]

“Beware the joint venture, my son!”

The words of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ might not usually be associated with talk of beginning a joint business venture, but one word of the famous poem should resonate with anybody considering such an enterprise: “beware”. The term ‘joint venture’ tends to be bandied around by members of the business community to refer to any project on [...]