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5 09, 2019

Letters of Intent and unexpected Building Contracts

By |2019-09-23T11:33:19+01:00September 5th, 2019|Construction, Dispute Resolution|

In construction projects parties often require time to agree to terms of a finalised building contract. A standard building contract, especially the JCT version, can be lengthy and substantial, requiring attention and negotiation before the parties can agree terms. At the same time, employers must juggle their requirement to ensure terms provide sufficient protection against commencing works on site. It [...]

12 06, 2019

Suing solicitors for failing to sue solicitors

By |2019-09-23T11:33:19+01:00June 12th, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

Pursuing a claim for loss of chance will mean a number of factors will be taken into account in order to assess that loss of chance. Many questions have to be asked without forensically investigating the underlying facts themselves. Take Theirry Henry’s handball incident which the referee failed to detect leading to France qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup [...]

3 06, 2019

Appealing a Planning Decision

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

With planning issues becoming more important and contentious with increasing population sizes and limited spaces on which to build, planning appeals appear to be rising. The framework for the appeal process can take a number of forms but primarily a district council will empower a planning officer to make delegated decisions which can be appealed to a district council’s planning [...]

24 05, 2019

Recovering debts and considering alternative dispute resolution

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00May 24th, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

Businesses which are seeking to recover debts must comply with the Civil Procedure Rules when undertaking recovery actions. Namely, the Practice Direction for Pre-Action Conduct and the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims apply; the latter in circumstances in which the debtor is a sole trader only. The objective for these protocols is to enable businesses to understand one another’s position [...]

1 05, 2019

New Partners at Teacher Stern

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00May 1st, 2019|Services|

We are delighted to announce that Nazia Hussain and Michael Reiner will become partners today. Nazia Hussain joined the firm in 2008 and throughout that time has strengthened her technical skills and built very strong client relationships as well as supporting the business development initiatives within the Property Litigation team. We are delighted that she will be joining the partnership [...]

8 04, 2019

More Rules About Documents

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00April 8th, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

No doubt you have heard enough about the new GDPR rules to abide by, as well as the updates you need to make to your internal policies and procedures to be compliant. We hope, by now, that you have completed that task and that those changes have been smoothly incorporated into your daily routine. Unfortunately, a new wrinkle has arisen [...]

21 03, 2019

Teacher Stern Partner Appointed as Deputy District Judge

By |2019-03-21T11:14:55+01:00March 21st, 2019|Services|

Partner Samuel Rippon has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chief Justice. The role involves a wide jurisdiction which is the same as that of a full-time district judge, but requires sitting in the county courts and district registries of the High Court for up to 30 days a year. Managing Partner David Salisbury said, “This [...]

19 03, 2019

The importance for construction professionals maintaining accurate records and the losses which can flow, according to new Technology & Construction Court judgment

By |2019-09-23T11:33:28+01:00March 19th, 2019|Construction|

A recent judgment handed down by the Technology & Construction Court in Freeborn & Goldie v Dan Marcal Architects [2019] EWHC 454 (TCC) is significant in a number of respects, namely the importance for architects and other construction professionals to keep accurate chronological records of their work and the losses which can flow from negligence claims. Facts The case concerned [...]

1 03, 2019

Negligence claims: Determining the Loss of a Chance

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00March 1st, 2019|Dispute Resolution|

How does a claim allegedly worth £17,000 be approved by the County Court at Leeds, only to then be overturned by the Court of Appeal, only to then be overturned again by the Supreme Court? How can a claimant suffering from a workplace injury satisfy a burden of proof that they would have had the chance to complete certain tasks [...]

20 02, 2019

Til Death Do Us Part?

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00February 20th, 2019|Private Client|

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, primarily because it ensures that your assets pass to your chosen beneficiaries.  Making a Will, or updating an existing Will, is therefore essential, but even more so if you are separated or are in the process of divorcing. When divorcing, your estranged spouse will still be entitled [...]

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