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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
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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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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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Court Fee Concern As Record Low For CCJs.

Posted by Lynne on February 8th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Insolvency, Litigation)

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

Posted by Lynne on January 18th 2017
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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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Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

Posted by Lynne on November 3rd 2016
(Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Debt Recovery, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

A restaurant owner has been disqualified from acting as director following his employment of two illegal workers in breach of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers visited the restaurant and found that the director was employing two workers who were not eligible to work in the UK. The company […]

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Chief Executive of the Law Society, England and Wales, speaks on Brexit

Posted by Lynne on June 29th 2016
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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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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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