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Tenant Fees Act 2019 and more

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) came into force at the beginning of this month (June 2019). The act introduces a ban on various fees that had become the norm within the rental sector. Any tenancies entered into after…

Selling Assets Abroad

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer  If the Crown Court makes a Confiscation Order against you will be required to sell any assets that you own to make the payment. The onus is on you, the Defendant, to realise any…

S23 Proceeds of Crime Act

  If you have been convicted of a criminal offence that falls within the scope of the Proceeds of Crime Act and a Confiscation Order has been made against you, then you may be required to sell what assets are…

Top Tips for Building Contracts

  • August 7, 2018
  • Mike Massen
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From a complete build to a new porch whatever your building project there is going to be some measure of hassle and upset; it is the nature of the beast but careful planning and preparation can reduce the aggravation and…

Harassment and the Law

  • August 26, 2016
  • Mike Massen
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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
  • Mike Massen
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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
  • Mike Massen
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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
  • Mike Massen
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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…

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