Article Category: Dispute Resolution – Insight & Opinion

Breathing Space Scheme – Support for Individuals With Problem Debt

With the introduction of the Government’s Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 due to come into force on 4th May 2021, how might this impact the recovery of a debt you are due from an individual? Breathing Space has been introduced to support individuals who… Read more »

One year On – The COVID-19 Impact on Debt Recovery

Impact on Debt Recovery for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had an impact on Debt Recovery and presented businesses and individuals with some challenging situations over the past 12 months. Our Debt Recovery team has remained fully operational throughout and our experts continue to provide both our existing and new clients with the help, advice and guidance to maintain effective… Read more »

Misrepresentation in Property Transactions

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With the news that property transactions rocketed by “over 48% in February 2021”, buyers should be aware of their rights should problems arise with the property once completion has taken place. What can you do if you’ve become a victim of misrepresentation during a property transaction? “Caveat Emptor” aka Buyer Beware The basic position when… Read more »

Debt Recovery: Applying for a Third-Party Debt Order

If you experience that one of your debtors is refusing to pay a sum of money owed to you, and you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or Costs Order in your favour, this means that the Court have formally decided that the debtor owes you that sum of money, which you are entitled to… Read more »

The Law Behind Car Parking – Leases and Rights for Landlords

It is often the case that when renting a property, the landlord will provide or allocate a car parking space to the tenant. The standard provisions in a car parking lease are often a source of dispute between landlords and tenants over whether parking spaces are permanently allocated, or whether they are capable of being… Read more »

Debt Recovery: Applying for a Charging Order

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If you experience that one of your debtors is refusing to pay a sum of money owed to you, and you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or Costs Order in your favour, this means that the Court have formally decided that the debtor owes you that sum of money, which you are entitled to… Read more »

Nightingale and Super Courts Revealed to Tackle COVID-19 Backlog

nightingale courts and super courts used during the pandemic

We’ve seen increasing references to the terms ‘nightingale courts’ and ‘super courts’ recently by business and legal press publications, but what are they and what do they actually mean for those who the courts exist for – the clients and litigants? Response to COVID-19 Impact The current pandemic, and the associated lockdown, has caused a… Read more »

Protecting Your Business from Review Websites

Unfair Dismissal

It’s 2021 and, now more than ever, people use online review websites to research companies for all kinds of reasons. Whether it’s before they purchase a product or go for a job interview. Whilst online reviews are a useful way of finding out other people’s honest opinions and experiences with a product, service or company,… Read more »

Debt Recovery: Using High Court Enforcement Officers

If you experience that one of your debtors is refusing to pay a sum of money owed to you and you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or Costs Order in your favour, this means that the Court has formally decided that the debtor owes you that sum of money which you are entitled to… Read more »

Commercial Landlords: Pursuing Rent Arrears During a Pandemic

calendar with rent due sticker - how can commercial landlords pursue rent arrears?

2021 is well underway and landlords are still facing challenges with their commercial tenants due to the impact of the pandemic – the most common problem being tenants not paying their rent. Currently, there is a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent. This also applies to all payments to be made… Read more »