Article Tag: Dispute Resolution

Kathryn Clare Advises Estate and Letting Agents on Defamatory Reviews

Unfair Dismissal

Negative reviews left online by customers can have a detrimental impact on businesses, particularly if they are deemed defamatory or unfair. Kathryn Clare, Dispute Resolution Associate, was approached by The Negotiator to discuss how estate agents and letting agents can protect themselves against defamatory reviews that have been left online. Read Kathryn’s comments on The… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Court Proceedings – Which is Better?

arbitration and court proceedings - which one is better?

When faced with a binding arbitration dispute resolution clause within a contract or partnership deed, parties are obliged to refer disputes to arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 (‘The Act’). However, even where this is not the case, parties to disputes can agree to refer disputes to arbitration as an alternative to going to court…. 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 »