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Fund or no Fund......?

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Noel Edmonds is going to be starting legal action, we know this because he has recently issued a statement whereby he expresses his gratitude for a “white knight” stepping in and help fund the multi-million pound claim that he will be...

But I was simply doing my job, so I can't be liable, can I?

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The general rule in commercial contractual relationships is that if a limited company is the contracting party, then the directors of that company cannot be liable. If one party to the contract suffers loss or damage as a result of a breach of contract then...

At least I got paid before the customer went bust...... oh!

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There is a recent court decision which will have a significant impact on people who get paid for outstanding invoices, before a company is wound up. It may mean that you, the supplier, get paid by your customer, but then you have to give all of the money...

Closing Down - is it too easy.

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One of the concerns that my clients raise with me when they get into a dispute with a limited company, is that the company can simply shut down to avoid paying the debt but then start again the following day under a slightly different name. People think that...

Consumer Rights - do you know yours?

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The Consumer Contracts Regulations have been in place for some time but do we know what rights we have as consumers? Suppliers of goods and services are now obliged to give consumers information relating to the description, the price, the right to...

Settling for Less?

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Lord Justice Jackson is to lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs the HM Judiciary has announced. The review is to consider whether, in civil litigation cases up to £250,000, the winning party should be awarded more than a fixed and prescribed...

Will Mediation ever be compulsory?

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It seems that the pro mediation movement has been given another shot in the arm following comments from Lord Neuberger. The president of the Supreme Court has given an indication that he would support making mediation compulsory in smaller civil cases....

Rising Court Fees and Access To Justice

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On 9 March the cost of bringing a claim is going to increase dramatically. If the claim is below £10,000 then there will be no change in the court fees. This is surely a good thing because most “every day” financial disputes are under...