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Q&A: Increase in court fees for businesses

Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect from March 9, 2015, and will have a big financial impact on all businesses that regularly use…

Government retains insolvency litigation LASPO exemption

A new plan to extend the temporary exemption of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) in insolvency litigation cases has been announced. The LASPO Act…

Harrison Drury strengthens property litigation team

Harrison Drury has bolstered its property litigation team with the appointment of experienced solicitor Laura Hallett Lea. Laura joins the firm, based on Chapel Street, as an associate solicitor after…

Use of Proceeds of Crime Act in…

Think about the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and it conjures images of drug dealers and criminal kingpins having their ill-gotten gains confiscated. Many will not associate it with relatively…

The importance of proactively protecting your trade…

In increasingly competitive markets, and in a digital age where brand imagery and other intellectual property (IP) is easily accessible, making it more susceptible to replication, protecting your brand has…

Can a third party control property service…

Two recent cases have highlighted the ability of tenants to successfully challenge the apportionment of service charge costs applied by their landlord, even where their lease provides for third party…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Caterham F1 case “a first” for enforcement…

Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after an application to the High Court allowed it to retain two racing cars that had been…

Negligent overvaluation of land – what’s a…

In a case that will be of interest to landowners, property professionals, and funders, the High Court has rejected a landowner’s claim against a valuer for negligent overvaluation of land.…

What is an architect’s duty of care…

Architects and building professionals who issue certificates or other documentation during, or on completion, of construction projects will be breathing a sigh of relief following a recent Court of Appeal…

Exercising break options in commercial leases –…

Break clauses have been the subject of much litigation in recent years with landlords seeking to protect income streams from their property investments in a depressed commercial rental market and…

Does a guilty plea to corporate manslaughter…

In a previous blog I looked at the four previous UK convictions for corporate manslaughter and how a guilty plea by the corporate entity could help the company’s individual directors…

New magistrate court fines should cause concern…

New proposals on the maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales will have significant implications for businesses, not just individuals. The justice minister Jeremy Wright announced this week…

Is it possible to challenge a director…

It’s not uncommon to hear about former company directors being disqualified from holding directorships once their company has been put into a formal insolvency process. How is a director disqualified?…

Why can my business no longer reclaim…

New rules aimed at encouraging long-term sick employees to return to the workplace have come into force in the UK. Changes to legislation, which came into effect from April 6…

Dealing with Early Conciliation in employment claims

Changes to the way UK employment claims are dealt came into force today (May 6) with prospective claimants now being required to submit an ‘Early Conciliation Form’ to ACAS before…

Harrison Drury lands litigation duo

Harrison Drury has strengthened its litigation offering with the appointment of experienced litigators Sean Gibbs and Nick Booth. Both Sean and Nick join Harrison Drury from Napthens where they have…

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