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New data rules have generated a 23pc year-on-year growth in demand for lawyers

Posted by Lynne on May 6th 2018
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The impending implementation date, 25th May 2018, for the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, has seen the number of jobs available for lawyers in the UK increase by nearly a quarter in the first few months of this year. The new GDPR is intended to give people more control over their personal data and companies […]

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Construction giant now delivering substantial profits.

Posted by Lynne on March 20th 2018
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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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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
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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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Construction Law: The Perils of Free Advice By Joseph Chiffers

Posted by Lynne on May 9th 2017
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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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Court Fee Concern As Record Low For CCJs.

Posted by Lynne on February 8th 2017
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The number of County Court Judgments against businesses has fallen, according to the Registry Trust’s latest figures, increasing speculation that higher court fees are preventing businesses from accessing court procedures to recover debts. The number of CCJs against businesses in England and Wales fell by 21% from 99,670 to 78,739 in 2016 – the lowest […]

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7 May
More ‘reward’ for outsource giants in wake of Carillion demise

The bosses of Mitie and Serco will appear in front of Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee this week as the Government gathers evidence in an attempt to avoid another high profile collapse of a business providing core services to institutions such as schools and hospitals. Rupert Soames, the chief executive of Serco and […]

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