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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 11, 2018

Private Polling Data and Market Abuse

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00November 5th, 2018|Dispute Resolution|

The Treasury Committee has written to the FCA on 27 September 2018 concerning the alleged profits made by some Hedge Funds that sold sterling short before the outcome of the Brexit vote was declared. We all will recall the immediate publicly available information at the time was that ‘Remain’ would win with the pound rising above $1.50 in response within [...]

31 10, 2018

Teacher Stern at BSLA Annual Conference in Seville

By |2018-10-31T10:25:24+01:00October 31st, 2018|About Us, Dispute Resolution|

Dispute Resolution Senior Associate David Bowman spoke at this year’s conference of the British Spanish Law Association which took place in Seville from 18 to 20 October 2018. David spoke on the first day of the conference to a gathering of legal professionals from both jurisdictions on the conduct of Civil Litigation in England and Wales (from first consultation to [...]

30 10, 2018

Patisserie Valerie could face investor action over £40m black hole in accounts

By |2018-10-30T17:05:26+01:00October 30th, 2018|About Us, Dispute Resolution, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Restaurants & Cafes|

Lawyer Philip Rubens, from the firm Teacher Stern, is canvassing institutional shareholders and claims to be on the verge of securing third-party funding. He is aiming to make a claim against the AIM-listed firm for losses endured by shareholders after it announced the discovery of “significant, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities” earlier this month. Rubens, head of financial services litigation [...]

15 10, 2018

Unexplained Wealth Order – A New World?

By |2018-10-15T17:11:30+01:00October 15th, 2018|Dispute Resolution|

Pursuing Criminal Proceeds In 2016/2017 enforcement agencies in the UK confiscated £201 million from criminals using their existing powers, primarily derived from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Whilst the headline figure is impressive, before a Confiscation Order can be made the authorities first have to: Bring criminal proceedings and obtain convictions by meeting the ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ [...]

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