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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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Court fees could double

Posted by Lynne on July 23rd 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Contract Law, Debt Recovery, Employment, health & safety, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, medical negligence, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Tax and Trust, wills)

Under a consultation announced yesterday by justice minister Shailesh Vara, the maximum fee for money claims would rise from £10,000 to £20,000. Currently fees are payable on 5% of the value of a claim up to a maximum of £10,000. Such measures would generate an estimated £48m a year in additional income. Justice minister Shailesh […]

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Commercial Director Responsibilities & Liabilities

Posted by Lynne on August 11th 2014
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Employment, health & safety, health and safety, Litigation)

Directors may incur personal liability, both civil and criminal for their acts or omissions in directing the company. There are a plethora of matters for which directors can be held liable; however for the purposes of this article, the more relevant are the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the corporate Manslaughter […]

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Incompetent Removal of asbestos results in large fine.

Posted by Lynne on May 29th 2014
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, Blog, environmental law, health & safety, Industrial Diseases, mesothelioma)

A specialist asbestos removal company based in Paisley, Scotland, has been recently found guilty of eight breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and as a consequence fined a total of £109,000 and ordered to pay a further £42,100 in costs. The specialist asbestos removal company were instructed by the project demolition contractors to […]

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Asbestos exposure is still taking place….

Posted by Lynne on May 29th 2014
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, Blog, environmental law, health & safety, mesothelioma)

A Building Contractor based in Ipswich, Suffolk has been fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay £6,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’. The Building Contractors were employed by the Ipswich homeowners mid 2012 to build a single-story front garage extension and a kitchen conversion. The […]

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Latest News

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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What Clients Say

Originally we placed our case to recoup losses from a Builder who claimed that they had run out of finance and were unable to complete the contract we had to self fund the completion of the work.

We approached a Solicitor’s practice and they advised that after many months are investigation they felt that the builder could not repay the amount. We approached Stripes and they offered a no win no fee approached and we accepted.

Immediately they began proceedings against the Builder and they Court accepted the Claim and the Builder agreed to pay off the debt. Since then we have had a full settlement which Stripes concluded on our behalf.

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