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Adjudication

19 May 2022

What is Adjudication? Adjudication is best described as either a contractual or statutory procedure for a swift and interim dispute resolution. It is provided by a third-party adjudicator who is independent to the dispute and generally agreed by the parties in dispute. It is a form of alternative…

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Limitation in Commercial Disputes

09 Mar 2022

Almost all commercial claims are subject to limitation. That is, in essence, the period of time by which court proceedings have to be issued following the accrual of the cause of action. If proceedings are not commenced by this deadline, then the case is at risk of being time-barred. Limitation…

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Government update on Commercial Tenant Rent Arrears

18 Feb 2022

Recap of our June update In June 2021 we discussed that despite the Government being sympathetic towards commercial tenants during the pandemic, landlords were still able to reclaim rent arrears through the courts. The overarching advice from the Government in its Code of Practice was that…

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Director's Duties & liability

03 Feb 2022

Directors, shareholders and, indeed, the company itself are all separate legal personalities and entities, each of which assume separate legal rights and obligations. Directors are duty bound to promote their company's success and must not act in a way to diverge from this in favour of actions that…

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Breach of Restrictive Covenants

26 Oct 2021

Every business will have information that it considers to be critical to its operations and success. For those in manufacturing this information is more delicate than other industries, as a key part of growth is core customers and supplier details. The business will want to prevent this…

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Guide to Commercial Litigation

05 Oct 2021

Disputes between businesses do sometimes arise and if all attempts to come to an agreement or compromise are unsuccessful, commercial litigation may be something that you wish to proceed with. This can be a complex area of law, and strict protocols must be followed, so this guide aims to outline the key…

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Defamation: Publication and Defence of Privilege

01 Oct 2021

One of the key elements of defamation is the publication of statements complained of. However, depending on the nature, extent and the audience of such a publication may pose problems for a claimant to bring a claim for defamation. Continuing on from the recent article in relation to the statutory…

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Mediation: What is it and what are the benefits?

23 Sep 2021

What is mediation? Mediation is a highly effective form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) during which parties involved in litigation or other disputes can negotiate with each other with the assistance of an independent mediator. The aim of a mediation is to reach a binding legal…

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How to be prepared for the age old problem of supply and demand

15 Sep 2021

A significant number of EU workers from the UK have left the construction industry leading to those in the industry facing a substantial shortage of workers in some specialist trades. In addition to this, more than 500,000 UK-born construction workers are expected to retire in the next 10 to 15 years…

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Statutory Defences to Defamation

15 Sep 2021

Due to the evolution of the Court system and the increase of internet resources, Court documents and information are generally more accessible to individuals who may wish to make a claim. It is therefore easier for a person who feels that they have been wronged to make a civil claim against those they…

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