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Stripes Solicitors has been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the Legal 500 2017 UK results for the North West

Posted by Lynne on October 11th 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, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Professional Negligence, Uncategorized)

We are delighted to announce that we have been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the North West region in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500. The results released today commend Stripes for our “insight, quality and speed of service” and “keeping clients fully informed of progress throughout the process”. The Commercial Debt Recovery […]

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National minimum wage rate increases take effect from today – 1 October 2016

Posted by Lynne on October 1st 2016
(Business, Employment, Uncategorized)

The national minimum wage (NMW) applies to all workers and is paid at different rates according to age. There is a separate rate for apprentices and from April 2016 a new National Living Wage (NLW) applies to workers aged 25 and over. The current and future rates for the hourly rates of national minimum wage […]

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Law Society – Rights after Brexit

Posted by Lynne on June 30th 2016

Human rights law and Brexit Leaving the EU does not remove the UK’s membership of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) or its obligation to uphold the rights set out in the ECHR. Nor would leaving the EU remove the UK from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The Law […]

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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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Success Fees on a new CFA and ATE no longer recoverable

Posted by Lynne on March 1st 2016

From 1st April 2016 success fees on a new conditional fee agreement and new ATE premiums are no longer recoverable. Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) will be faced with non recoverable ATE policies/bonds to avoid adverse costs and applications for security thereafter. Many smaller litigation and debt collection cases will prove uneconomic to run. As a result […]

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Small Business commissioner to tackle late payment

Posted by Lynne on July 27th 2015
(Business, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Litigation, Uncategorized)

Proposals for a new Small Business Commissioner to lead a culture change in how small businesses resolve disputes with larger companies was set out yesterday. The government is publishing a discussion paper on the Small Business Commissioner and is asking businesses for views on its proposals. The Small Business Commissioner would help small businesses handle […]

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Update on The Law Society’s campaign against the MOJ’s 600% Court Fee Rises

Posted by Lynne on April 15th 2015

Last month we published an article following The Law Society issuing of 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 Law Society yesterday gave the following update; “In January the government announced increases in civil court fees of 600 per […]

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Employment Law News – Time off for antenatal appointments

Posted by Lynne on October 9th 2014
(Blog, Employment, Uncategorized)

Employment Relations manager Jo Swinson announced at the beginning of the month that fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments. From 1 October 2014 an expectant father or civil partner, (including same sex) in a long term relationship with the […]

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More Insolvencies expected to follow Carillion’s demise

The effect of the collapse of Carillion, the Goliath construction company which won the Government’s HS2 Project, and which also managed infrastructure schemes, military contracts, hospitals and schools leaves shockwaves in the construction industry which are yet to settle. The enormity of its demise is all too clear; Carillion employed approximately 20,000 and it is […]

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