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24 05, 2019

Recovering debts and considering alternative dispute resolution

By | May 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 | April 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 | March 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 | November 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 | October 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 | October 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 | October 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’ [...]

13 09, 2018

Claims Against SIPP Providers

By | September 13th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Finance, Private Client|

Over 1 million investors have chosen to invest their pensions via a SIPP and the sums currently held in SIPPS runs into billions of pounds. Inevitably, with such enormous sums involved, the advice on investing in SIPPs and the performance of the SIPP providers themselves has become an increasingly important area which is being scrutinised by disgruntled investors. If a [...]

7 09, 2018

Can A Company In Liquidation Commence Adjudication Proceedings In Respect Of Sums Due Under A Construction Contract?

By | September 7th, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate|

The liquidation of developers, contractors and sub-contractors are a regular occurrence in both large and small scale construction projects, with the insolvent company often left with claims against other firms involved in the development.  The right to adjudicate and then make use of the summary judgment route to enforce the adjudicator’s decision has long been the most powerful tool at [...]

1 06, 2018

Contentious Construction Legal Update: Rock and Roll With It In Writing

By | June 1st, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Services|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution & Contentious Construction Team at Teacher Stern LLP considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited and the potential impact on parties who verbally agree variations to contract works in circumstances where the contract contains a clause prohibiting oral modification. No Oral [...]

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