Article Tag: Disputes

Using Company Finances to Fund Shareholder Disputes

Company shareholders discussing funding shareholder disputes

The recent High Court case of Koza Ltd v Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS [2021] EWHC 786 (Ch) involved a company incorporated in England (Koza Ltd) as well as a listed Turkish company (Koza Altin). In this case, the High Court has held that a company’s finances cannot be used to fund shareholder disputes. What Happened… 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 »

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 »

6 Steps to Dealing with Misconduct in the Workplace

In this blog, Katie Hodson, Partner and Head of Employment, outlines six steps that employers can take to effectively deal with misconduct in the workplace. As we know, businesses have had to make a lot of changes due to Covid-19, including varying working practices, putting social distancing measures into place along with introducing more stringent… 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 »

How to ensure you rest in peace

There are still vast numbers of people who do not think about – and have not made plans – for what will happen to their own body when they die. It is pragmatic to suggest that everybody should consider what they would like to happen and make plans, usually in the form of creating a… Read more »

Disputes over children with an international element

The Hague Convention 1996 on the International Protection of Children came into force in the UK from 01 November 2012. The Convention has uniform rules determining which countries’ authorities are competent to take necessary measures. These rules, which avoid the possibility of conflicting decisions, give the primary responsibility to the authorities of the country where… Read more »