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8 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Negative reviews online can cause serious damage to your reputation as a business – but how do you stop it spreading like wildfire?

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Business reputation

With our world becoming evermore immersed in a digital platform, businesses are forced to adopt an online presence in order to compete. With the increase in choice for consumers, companies must do more to market themselves to ensure their service offering stands out from the crowd. However, in some circumstances, businesses can promise too much, leading to consumers feeling misled.

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A vision for the modern day court – online resolution

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In 2017, the Government proposed reforms to provide for the resolution of low value civil money claims using audio and video-link technologies.

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23 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

Making the jump from trainee solicitor to NQ

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Six months in to my NQ role and I have a mountain to reflect on, and now I am eager to tell you what riches await you at the end of your training contract.

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23 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Creditors, take heart against the dodgy director

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Creditors

There has been an interesting development in the High Court with the recent case of Marex Financial v Sevilleja Garcia [2017]. This could have positive implications for creditors seeking to recover assets, which have been stripped by a corporate defendant to defeat a judgement.

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10 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

New media and communications list and the risk of trolling

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Defamation on Twitter

As the courts recognise a need to deal efficiently with ever-increasing defamation claims, largely from online publications, a new list within the Queen’s Bench Division called the “Media and Communications List” has been created.  Defamation specialist Mr Justice Warby is the Judge in charge of this list. But how easy is it to prove defamation and what role does social media play?

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20 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Commercial contracts: what if they are clear as mud?

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commercial contract

The recent decision in MacInnes v Gross [2017] is a stark reminder that parties who intend to embark on a commercial venture together must ensure they have a clear contract in place. This is particularly important to protect the parties if a dispute arises later.

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11 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Careers

Finding the firm that fits

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You’re trying to climb through the plethora of material covering specialist areas, remuneration packages, health benefits, diversity policies and key clients. We’ve all been there. So, how do you narrow down your search for prospective firms to train at?

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26 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Property Disputes

Art gallery awarded compensation for prolonged disturbance by landlord

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An art gallery tenant that was adversely affected when the landlord converted the building into luxury flats was awarded compensation by the court in a case this week.

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11 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

A week in the life of… a Private Client trainee solicitor

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I thought I would provide a blog that would give an insight on a typical week as a trainee now that I am mid-way through my first seat.

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