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Guidelines for lawyers have been issued in response to increasing numbers of individuals representing themselves in court. Rebecca Courtney explains how the guidelines can help to ensure the smooth running of cases involving litigants in person.
The boom, bust and claim cycle could soon be repeated, sparking a rise in surveyors’ negligence cases. What lessons can be learned?
A windfall win and a warning download
Court will not tolerate opportunistic attempts to capitalise on another’s trivial breach.
Limiting a planning permission download
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Walker Morris sets out some highlights below for those who do not have day-to-day involvement in litigation but like to keep up to date with procedural changes.
Food suppliers are still getting to grips with EU regulations on food labelling so a new ruling is unlikely to be welcome.
Your sponsorship licence may be at risk if you do not keep up with the immigration paperwork. The recent case outlined here serves as a cautionary tale and highlights the need to have tight controls in place.
Service charges are often contentious and two recent cases will be of concern for landlords.
The Court of Appeal has resolved a long-running dispute surrounding the sale and valuation of a founding shareholder’s shares as part of an overall exit strategy.
Conduct risk, in particular, is high on the corporate agenda and in-housers face greater likelihood of scrutiny and punishment, so this report is timely.
A recent case clarifies the key principles of the duty to mitigate loss and highlights that claimants should weigh their options carefully when considering their reaction to another party’s breach of contract.
More cost for lenders but it is to be hoped that changes will continue downward trend in arrears and repossessions.
The concurrent squeeze on legal aid and increase in court fees means that, more than ever before, many individuals are representing themselves in court.
Rreviewing the issues that rights to light disputes cause developers and landowners alike.
In a case that will be of interest to employers, the Court of Appeal has held that a global insurance broker was entitled to interim injunctive relief to prevent a competitor from taking steps to attract its staff.
Landlords must protect tenants’ deposits and provide tenants with prescribed information, regardless of when the tenancy commenced and when the deposit was received.
In the Yam Seng case, the court was willing to imply a duty of good faith to give business efficacy to a commercial contract. Since that case, the law has been somewhat uncertain.
The Commercial Court has served a salutary reminder that parties should not become complacent towards the close of contractual negotiations.
The Supreme Court has recently considered the illegality defence and concluded this legal principle has become incoherent.
Chanel has successfully opposed the sign BOY CAPEL, based on its prior registration of BOY CHANEL, and other developments.