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Company directors invariably litigate in the belief that if they lose the company will pick up the costs and they cannot be personally liable because the debt is owed by a limited liability company. However, there has been an increasing trend on the...
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Until now the procedure for commencing debt recovery has been fairly quick and straightforward. The norm is for a standard letter before action to be sent requesting payment within 7 or 14 days and if payment is not received court proceedings are issued. ...
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The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is currently being considered by Parliament, is expected to be passed into law by early next year (probably April 2015). The current Clause 49 concerns personal injury claims where a finding of fundamental...
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Whilst commercial premises are let, a landlord is assured that its tenant will be paying the business rates, since it is usual for a tenant to be obligated under a lease to pay all outgoings, including rates. Facts In the case of Schroeder Exempt...
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This article appeared in the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Chamber News December 2014. You will have heard about recent high profile hacking events but you may not have put two and two together and worked out that everyone with a computer is at some risk of...

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The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which is currently being considered by Parliament, is expected to be passed into law by early next year (probably April 2015). The current Clause 49 concerns personal injury claims where a finding of fundamental...
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This article was published in Blackmore Vale Magazine on 30 November 2014. All the information from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and useful clarification provided by land agents has resulted in interested parties coming frighteningly close to becoming...
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On Wednesday 3rd December, the Chancellor announced a complete reform of Stamp Duty (SDLT tax) in England & Wales – making it a graduated tax like income tax – and with effect from midnight that same day (i.e 4 th December): The rates of...
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Now I know I hear you cry that I'm making a mountain out of mole hills, but there really is nothing more devastating than seeing your beautiful garden be invaded by mole hills and vein-like surface tunnels. Sadly moles' poor eyesight means they...
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The personal injury and clinical negligence team at Trethowans LLP have received further recognition in the renowned Chambers & Partners 2015 edition. Chambers & Partners have been publishing their guides to the legal profession since 1990,...