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Harassment and the Law

  • August 26, 2016
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  Following a recent case we dealt with it is a useful exercise to review some of the law relating to harassment. What is harassment? Harassment claims are governed by the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. To be regarded as harassment…

Avoiding litigation at all costs – top tips..

  • July 5, 2016
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  Disputes in business are, unfortunately, inevitable for the vast majority of businesses at some point. Litigation is inherently risky, stressful and time consuming and more often than not, expensive. With the recent (further) increase in Court fees, litigation should…

Medical misfortune is a reason to miss Court, as long as it’s sufficient

  • May 31, 2016
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  A recent Court of Appeal decision involving a professional negligence claim against a Yorkshire based financial advisor has provided useful guidance as to the tactical considerations required of parties where one side applies to adjourn trial at the eleventh…

Cohabiting couples beware

  • February 11, 2016
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  Another cautionary tale has hit the press this week highlighting the disastrous consequences on not updating your will. A 69 year old grandmother is having to fight for a roof over her head after her partner of 18 years…

Seven New Year Legal Resolutions

  • January 6, 2016
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  So, the New Year is here and the time to trot out the same old resolutions about going to the gym, writing that novel or finally giving up smoking. How about setting some goals that you may possibly be…

Tis the season to be folly

  • December 10, 2015
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  For some, the company’s Christmas party is not a pleasant experience. Up and down the country mistletoe will be misused, sensible alcohol limits exceeded, pent up office politics aired and questionable dance floor moves exhibited. For employment law solicitors,…

The All-Suing Eye.

  • November 17, 2015
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  The recent case of ParkingEye v Beavis just goes to show that it can take a lot of time and a lot of money just to be proved wrong. Mike McDonnell of Cohen Cramer Solicitors tells it like it…

Consumer Rights Act 2015

  • October 30, 2015
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  30-day refund becomes law and includes digital purchases The Consumer Rights Act, which has been labelled the biggest shake-up in consumer rights law in a generation, came into force on 1st October 2015. The Act consolidates key consumer legislation…

The Perils of the Litigant in Person

  • October 27, 2015
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  Michael McDonnell of Cohen Cramer Solicitors looks at the perils that await those who chose to represent themselves in court. Recent cuts in the level of funding for legal aid and assistance has, not surprisingly, resulted in many people…

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