Corporate Commercial Lawyers Blake Turner Solicitors 1


Blake-Turner Solicitors provides expert and specialist legal and commercial support for businesses from cradle to grave.

Dispute Resolution Lawyers Blake Turner Solicitors 1


Blake-Turner has a team of lawyers who are experienced in assisting clients to resolve their disputes. Disputes are unfortunately all too common in business and can be very costly in terms of management time and resources.

Construction Engineering Lawyers Blake Turner Solicitors


The team focus is on understanding clients´ expectations and identifying the correct procedures to reach an early and cost effective resolution of the issues in dispute.

Employment Law Solicitors Blake Turner Solicitors 1


Employment law is an area of law which touches on every business within the UK, whether small or large. The voluminous laws and regulations governing all businesses impact heavily upon those businesses and negotiating them can be a minefield.

Insolvency Lawyers Blake Turner Solicitors 1


Whether you are owed money, rationalising and reorganising your business, or suffering cash flow or more fundamental issues, Blake-Turner LLP have a wealth of experience in using both commercial realities and insolvency legislation to our clients’ best advantage.

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    Peter Blake-Turner of Blake-Turner Solicitors


    Peter Blake-Turner

    Areas of Practice:
    Corporate Commercial
    Dispute Resolution

    Rupert Farr of Blake-Turner Solicitors


    Rupert Farr

    Areas of Practice:
    Dispute Resolution
    Employment Law

    Paul Cooper of Blake-Turner Solicitors


    Paul Cooper

    Areas of Practice:
    Corporate Commercial
    Dispute Resolution


    The Rule In West Mercia

    The Supreme court handed down its long-awaited judgment in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA on 5 October 2022. The court considered whether company directors owe a duty to consider or act in accordance with the interest of the company’s creditors when the company becomes insolvent, or when there is a risk that it will become, or is at real risk of insolvency.
    Here is everything you need to know about the ruling in 60 seconds:

    • Directors have a number of duties that have been codified by the Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”).
    • Section 172(1) of the Act codified the long-established common law fiduciary duty owed by directors to act in good faith in the best interest of the company.
    • This duty is modified by section 172(3) where any enactment of rule of law requires directors to consider or act in the interest of creditors.
    • West Mercia established a common law rule recognising a directors’ duty to consider creditors’ interests in certain circumstances.
    • In Sequana the Court of Appeal held that the duty to consider creditors’ interests is engaged “when the directors know or should know that the company is or is likely to become insolvent”, with likely meaning “probable”. A “real risk” of insolvency was not sufficient to trigger that duty.
    • The Supreme Court ruled that the duty is engaged where the directors know or ought to know that the company is insolvent or nearing insolvency, or that insolvent liquidation or administration is probable. A potential earlier trigger of a real and not remote risk of insolvency does not suffice.

    Five unexpected ways inflation could affect construction

    Five unexpected ways inflation could affect construction The Office for National Statistics (ONS) last week revealed that consumer price inflation had hit 9 per cent in the year to April, while the Bank of England warned the cost of living was expected to rise further this year. Climbing prices are nothing new to the construction […]

    The Exit Strategy: What investors look for in a business

    The Exit Strategy: What investors look for in a business When investors sit for pitches, they expect to be told about an exit strategy. This includes a tale of future acquisition or IPO. Nowadays, these contingency plans have become more creative. Take, for example, BodeTree. In an article about creativity being a hook for investment, […]

    Keith Brown for Blake-Turner Solicitors

    “Blake-Turner have acted for my companies for well over a decade and provided personal but highly professional advice at all times. In particular, Paul Cooper and his colleagues have worked closely with me over the past six years in building paythru into the leading mobile commerce platform in the payments market, and their breadth and depth of knowledge in a number of fields has been invaluable. Paul’s hands on approach has often made him seem like one of the team.”

    Keith Brown, Managing Director and shareholder of paythru