Article Tag: Anna Barnes

Anna Barnes Discusses the Effect of COVID-19 on Business Disputes

Our Head of Commercial Litigation and Partner, Anna Barnes, was approached by Accountancy Today recently to provide her insights on the effect of COVID-19 on business disputes. To find out more, you can read the full article here. If you have any questions or require further information about dispute resolution, please do not hesitate to… Read more »

Disclosure Pilot Scheme – What are the Key Duties?

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The Disclosure Pilot Scheme (“the Scheme”) has been in operation in the Business and Property Courts since January 2019 and is set out in Practice Direction 51U of the Civil Procedure Rules. The Scheme was originally intended to run for two years, however it has now been extended for a further year and will continue… Read more »

What is Passing Off?

The law of passing off exists in order to prevent a business from misrepresenting its goods or services as being, or having an association with, the goods or services of another business. Whilst action for trade mark infringement can be taken where a trade mark has been registered, the law of passing off aims to… Read more »

Mediation: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution which can be a highly effective tool to bring a dispute to a conclusion (saving management time and legal costs). It can be used both before legal proceedings are commenced and at any stage of legal proceedings. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential method of Alternative Dispute… Read more »

How to Prevent and Resolve Disputes over Payments

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It doesn’t matter how busy your business is if customers are not paying for goods and services supplied in accordance with the agreed terms. After all, we all know that when it comes to business – cash is king. How can you take steps to minimise the risk of your business’ growth and profitability being… Read more »

Business Sale and Purchase Disputes

Business owners and directors are busier now more than ever due to the time-consuming effects that COVID-19 has had on the economy and the way businesses operate. However, this stress may be heightened if you are a new business owner and the business is not what it appeared to be or if you have sold… Read more »

The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc ring-fencing transfer scheme

What has happened at the Royal Bank of Scotland? Ahead of the January 2019 deadline the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc has made changes to its structure, to comply with the UK ring-fencing legislation. The ring-fencing legislation requires each large UK bank to separate their core retail banking services (such as current and savings accounts)… Read more »

Greater access to the Financial Ombudsman Service: What this means for SMEs

On 16 October 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published ‘near-final’ rules confirming its intention to extend access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). What does this mean for SMEs? Currently, the FOS only accepts complaints from “micro-enterprises”, which covers those businesses with an annual turnover of up… Read more »