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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
(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, Contract Law, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

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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Insolvency News – Personal Insolvencies have reached their lowest point in years.

Posted by Lynne on February 1st 2016
(banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation)

According to the latest official figures released by the Insolvency Service, Personal Insolvencies have reached their lowest point in ten years. A total of 79,965 personal insolvencies were recorded in 2015, marking the lowest annual total since 2005 according to the insolvency data and they were down by nearly one fifth compared with 2014. The […]

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Happy Christmas From The Ministry of Justice! Present For Rogue Directors & Dodgy Directors

Posted by Lynne on December 17th 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Debt Recovery, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence)

Justice Minister Lord Faulks has announced that the recoverability of success fees and After The Event insurance premiums (ATE) will be removed. IP’s now have a limited time to review potential cases, enter into Conditional Fee Agreements and obtain ATE cover (which may require Counsel’s advice). As IP’s will be aware, the MoJ dropped plans […]

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Christmas Decision By The Ministry of Justice

Posted by Lynne on December 16th 2015
(banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

The Ministry of Justice is expected to announce whether the exemption for success fees and After The Event insurance (ATE) premiums will be removed within the next week. This follows the recent recommendation by Lord Jackson to scrap the exemption. Lord Jackson’s earlier recommendation has led to the removal of the recoverability of success fees […]

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Contract Litigation and Penalty Clauses

Posted by Lynne on December 2nd 2015
(Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Debt Recovery, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

A challenge about an £85 parking fine imposed on a Defendant for overstaying the permitted period in a car park recently reached the Court of Appeal. Despite the value of the claim it has been heralded as a leading case on penalty clauses in contracts. A contractual clause is considered penal if it imposes a […]

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Jackson causes more fireworks

Posted by Lynne on November 5th 2015
(Business, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Litigation)

Lord Justice Jackson has urged the Government to ditch the recovery of CFAs and ATE policies for IP office holders. Jackson, whose reforms form the backdrop to success fees and ATE being not recoverable in other litigation, said the exemption for insolvency proceedings should not continue when he spoke at the 2015 Mustill lecture in […]

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21 Jan
What is a Statutory Demand?

A statutory demand is a written demand for payment of a debt, in a prescribed form, served on either: An individual, in accordance with section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986). A company, in accordance with section 123(1)(a) or 222(1)(a) of the IA 1986. This practice note provides more detail (Statutory demands and […]

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