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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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Construction Law: The Perils of Free Advice By Joseph Chiffers

Posted by Lynne on May 9th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Contract Law, dispute resolution, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

In Lejonvarn (Appellant/Defendant) vs Burgess (Respondent/Claimant), the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision and the principle that an architect providing free advice owes a duty in tort to recipients of their advice and may potentially be liable for pure economic loss; see here for the full judgment and see here for my blog […]

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New Duty To Report Regulation is updated and will come into force from April 2017

Posted by Lynne on January 18th 2017
(banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Contract Law, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

An updated set of draft regulations that specifically requires large companies in the UK to disclose their payment practices has been recently published and the legislative measures are intended to come into force as from April this year. The new ‘Duty to Report’ will lead to much greater transparency of the payment practices of the […]

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Residential service charges: who should consult subtenants?

Posted by Lynne on October 4th 2016
(Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Employment)

Landlords of residential premises who are obliged to comply with the Consultation Requirements should take note of an important decision in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). This decision clarifies that superior landlords intending to carry out qualifying works or enter into a qualifying long-term agreement must consult. not just with their immediate tenant, but also […]

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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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HSBC launch £10 billion UK SME lending fund today

Posted by Lynne on April 18th 2016
(banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, Commercial Property, Insolvency, Litigation)

HSBC has today launched a £10 billion lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. The fund is the largest package of support to be announced by HSBC for SMEs in the UK and has been introduced to meet growing demand. It is structured in a way to make banking more […]

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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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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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