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Construction giant now delivering substantial profits.

Posted by Lynne on March 20th 2018
(banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, construction disputes and litigation, Contract Law, Corporate and Commercial, corporate and commercial solicitors, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

Construction group Balfour Beatty, one of Britain’s largest construction groups, has reported a surge in profits. Previous reports suggested that the group was close to collapse in 2015 largely due to the underbidding on contracts during the recession and accepting tight margins to procure work.  The work then proved problematic and costs to resolve issues […]

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More Insolvencies expected to follow Carillion’s demise

Posted by Lynne on January 31st 2018
(banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, construction disputes and litigation, Corporate and Commercial, corporate and commercial solicitors, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, environmental law, Insolvency, Litigation, Press Releases, Professional Negligence)

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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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, construction disputes and litigation, 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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Taylor Review of employment practices

Posted by Lynne on August 10th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, dispute resolution, Employment, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

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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Abolition of employment tribunal fees – the Supreme Court rules them unlawful

Posted by Lynne on July 26th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, dispute resolution, Employment, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

The government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees this morning after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful. Seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015 and unanimously supported an appeal by trade union Unison which argued that the fees were introduced unlawfully and unconstitutionally . […]

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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
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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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Supreme Court Rejects ‘Palm Tree’ Justice on Unjust Enrichment, By Joseph Chiffers

Posted by Lynne on April 21st 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Litigation)

The case Lowick Rose LLP (in liquidation) v (Appellant) v Swynson Ltd & another (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 32; see here for the full judgment. The facts Swynson advanced the sum of £15m to Evo Medical Solutions Ltd (EMSL) to enable them to finance the management buy out of an American company called Medical Industries America […]

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20 Mar
Construction giant now delivering substantial profits.

Construction group Balfour Beatty, one of Britain’s largest construction groups, has reported a surge in profits. Previous reports suggested that the group was close to collapse in 2015 largely due to the underbidding on contracts during the recession and accepting tight margins to procure work.  The work then proved problematic and costs to resolve issues […]

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