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RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: JUSTIFY DELAYS OR LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CLAIM By Joseph Chiffers

Posted by Lynne on June 8th 2017
(Blog, Business, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Contract Law, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, IP, Sports and Media, Litigation, Media Coverage, medical negligence, Professional Negligence)

In Redbourne Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd (see here for judgment), the High Court adopted a strict approach against a Defendant who failed to file the defence in time and subsequently applied to set aside the default judgment and for relief from sanctions. Soon after the Jackson Reforms were implemented and particularly after the […]

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Chief Executive of the Law Society, England and Wales, speaks on Brexit

Posted by Lynne on June 29th 2016
(banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Contract Law, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Employment, health & safety, health and safety, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, IP, Sports and Media, Litigation, medical negligence, Personal, Personal Injury, Press Releases, Professional Negligence, Tax and Trust, Uncategorized, wills)

Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, said yesterday, changes to key laws in the wake of Brexit could take years to accomplish and pledged the Law Society would work with the solicitor profession, their clients, the public and with government to support a calm transition in the wake of […]

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Insolvency News – Personal Insolvencies have reached their lowest point in years.

Posted by Lynne on February 1st 2016
(banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation)

According to the latest official figures released by the Insolvency Service, Personal Insolvencies have reached their lowest point in ten years. A total of 79,965 personal insolvencies were recorded in 2015, marking the lowest annual total since 2005 according to the insolvency data and they were down by nearly one fifth compared with 2014. The […]

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Happy Christmas From The Ministry of Justice! Present For Rogue Directors & Dodgy Directors

Posted by Lynne on December 17th 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Debt Recovery, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence)

Justice Minister Lord Faulks has announced that the recoverability of success fees and After The Event insurance premiums (ATE) will be removed. IP’s now have a limited time to review potential cases, enter into Conditional Fee Agreements and obtain ATE cover (which may require Counsel’s advice). As IP’s will be aware, the MoJ dropped plans […]

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Christmas Decision By The Ministry of Justice

Posted by Lynne on December 16th 2015
(banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

The Ministry of Justice is expected to announce whether the exemption for success fees and After The Event insurance (ATE) premiums will be removed within the next week. This follows the recent recommendation by Lord Jackson to scrap the exemption. Lord Jackson’s earlier recommendation has led to the removal of the recoverability of success fees […]

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Law Society Tackles The MOJ Over 600% Court Fee Rises

Posted by Lynne on March 3rd 2015
(Blog, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Litigation)

The Law Society has issued a pre-action protocol letter for judicial review to challenge the government’s decision to increase some court fees by over 600 per cent. The fee increases for money claims mean: The fee for claims from £1 – £9,999 will remain unchanged. The fee for claims from £10,000 – £199,999 will be […]

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Customers taking too long to pay bills

Posted by Lynne on February 19th 2015
(Blog, Business, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery)

According to Bacs Payment Schemes, more than 75pc of UK businesses are being forced to wait at least a month beyond the agreed contract date before being paid. The continuous delay in receiving payment can have a detrimental domino effect on many businesses; paying staff on time, paying their own suppliers, bearing additional costs due […]

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It’s taken 30 years – Government Announce today an increase to the Bankruptcy Threshold

Posted by Lynne on January 16th 2015
(Blog, business finance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Litigation)

The Government has today announced that it has initiated an increase in the maximum debt level at which people can apply for a debt relief order from 15k to 20k and; it will raise the bankruptcy threshold for individuals from 750 to 5000. This significant increase will come into effect from October 2015. The changes […]

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10 Aug
Taylor Review of employment practices

Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair, in a recent government review of employment practices has suggested all work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”. The report pays particular attention to the gig economy recommending the creation of a new category of worker, known as a ‘dependent contractor’, to provide additional rights […]

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