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High Court enforcement for business webinar Q&A part 2

High Court enforcement vs statutory demand? Which is the best option? Once you have a judgment you can serve a statutory demand, the debtor then has 21 days to either pay the debt or to reach a settlement. We would advise that if a debtor has allowed the case to get as far as a […]

European Enforcement Orders in the UK

By David Asker European Enforcement orders mean that judgments within Europe can be enforced in any EU country. This means that once you have obtained a judgment, it can be enforced using the methods used by the specific country wherein the debtor assets are held. In this article we outline the process for an EU […]

Three-year tenancy agreements – government consultation

By David Asker The government intends to hold a consultation on tenancy agreement lengths, with the proposal setting out the shortest term being three years with a six­month break clause. As it stands around 80% of tenancies in England and Wales are either six or twelve-month assured shorthold agreements, any changes would be significant and […]

Eviction of travellers – writ of possession or common law?

By David Asker There are approximately between 200,000 and 300,000 travellers living in the United Kingdom with around 60,000 who live in caravans on both authorised and unauthorised sites. If you do have problems with travellers then there are two options available to you, we outline these options and advise of which might be best […]

Webinar Q&A: High Court enforcement for business

By David Asker On 13th June The Sheriffs Office held a webinar covering High Court enforcement for business. The webinar was well attended by solicitors and credit controllers and business owners; the following questions were asked…

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By Tom George, Daniel Wood and Cathy Moore In times of economic and/or political uncertainty, parties to construction contracts may consider whether they have a right to rely on force majeure provisions as a justification for temporarily or permanently failing to perform substantive obligations. We review the recent decision in Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd v Tullow Ghana […]

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The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) recently gathered nearly 70 global leaders in finance, law, government, academia and innovation for a special roundtable discussion that explored the challenges surrounding blockchain regulation. Usman Sheikh, Gowling WLG partner and National Head of the firm’s Blockchain & Smart Contract Group, co-led the forum with blockchain pioneer and co-founder of BRI Don Tapscott, […]

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The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

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