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21 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Brexit – the implications for enforcing foreign judgments in the UK

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Brexit chess concept

For the next few months, whilst the Brexit transition period still remains in force, the Recast Brussels Regulation [Regulation (EU) 1215/2012] continues to have effect in the UK.

Jack Pestill, Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, explains why this is important.

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4 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Is your claim time-barred? Limitation periods during coronavirus

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Limitation period

Limitation periods are critical in the context of a dispute. Simply put, if a party fails to commence proceedings before the end of the relevant limitation period, it is usually fatal to that party’s claim.

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16 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Arbitration and the use of videoconferencing

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Over the past few years (and notwithstanding the general uncertainty caused by Brexit) London has remained an attractive seat for arbitration.

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2 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Top 3 considerations for your contracts during the coronavirus outbreak

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If your business is being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, it is important you review your commercial contracts.

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19 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

What does the latest Supreme Court decision on Wells v Devani mean for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers?

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The recent Supreme Court decision in Wells (Respondent) v Devani (Appellant) 2019 has important implications for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers. This was an appeal relating to an earlier decision in the Court of Appeal, which we had reported on in Estate Agent Today magazine back in October 2017.

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18 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Commission fees: potential pitfalls for estate agents

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As an agent you will be engaged under a contract, which will specify, among other things, the basis upon which you are entitled to your fee. There are numerous pitfalls, however, that might prevent you from recovering your fee. Some of the most important ones are addressed below.

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Estate agents take note: the different forms of agency contracts explained

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When acting for the vendor, you will typically market the property for sale, or offer the premises to let. You will have a written contract with the vendor, which will spell out, among other things, the terms upon which you are entitled to your fee. The contract is therefore essential.

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12 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Royds Withy King bags judging spot at Autumn Fair

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Jack Pestill, dispute resolution solicitor based in our City office, was honoured to present an award at the Autumn Fair recently…

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Net closes on rogue lettings operator

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A rogue lettings agent who swindled both landlords and tenants out of more than £200,000 was recently handed a custodial sentence. Martin Marcus, 52, of Bushey, had admitted five counts of fraud and was jailed for four and a half …

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Housebuyers can’t be blasé about restrictive covenants

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A recent piece in the Guardian newspaper has reminded homeowners about the potential perils of restrictive covenants. Buyers are advised to be aware of any clauses buried in the small print of a property’s deeds. The covenants in question sometimes …

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Overwhelming majority of city’s tenants don’t do checks on landlords

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Fewer than one in ten Londoners go to the trouble to check their landlord’s credentials, according to new research. The recent study, conducted by a city removals firm, found that just eight per cent carried out due diligence on the …

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1 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Landlord taken to task over deposits

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A landlord who was found to have kept almost £7,000 in tenants’ deposits has been barred from renting out properties.

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