Archive for commercial disputes

Top Tips for Building Contracts

  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…

Harassment and the Law

  • August 26th, 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 5th, 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 31st, 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…

The All-Suing Eye.

  • November 17th, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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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 30th, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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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 27th, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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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…