RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: JUSTIFY DELAYS OR LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CLAIM By Joseph Chiffers

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....

Court Fee Concern As Record Low For CCJs.

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...

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

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...

Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

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...

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

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...

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

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...