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Brexit: the impact on UK and cross-European disputes

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Brexit

As with all other areas of law, the exact implications for Brexit on your business in the context of any current or future commercial disputes will depend on the outcome of the Government’s negotiations with the remainder of the EU.

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How to make the most of your mis-selling claim

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Debt recovery services

If you discover that you or your business has been mis-sold a financial product, such as a loan, mortgage or investment, you could have a claim against the bank or financial adviser if the mis-sold product results in financial loss being suffered.

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Smaller claims to go online?

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With the courts overloaded with claims, applications and appeals, could smaller disputes be about to make the jump to the worldwide web?

Charlotte Newlyn investigates how, a decade since Lord Woolf highlighted the potential of IT use within our justice system, we may be on the cusp of utilising this resource.

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New online debtors bankruptcy application procedure

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New bankruptcy threshold

While we still await the overhaul of the Insolvency legislation, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) 2013 (Commencement Number 9 and Saving Provisions) Order 2016 has been passed, bringing into force Section 71 of the ERRA 2013 on 6 April 2016.

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What would Brexit mean for SMEs in the UK?

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With less than two months to go until the referendum on 23 June, politicians, businessmen, newspapers, celebrities, the US President and everyone in between are taking to the streets to shout about their views. But are we really any wiser about why we should vote ‘stay’ or vote ‘leave’? And what would be the day-to-day impact on SMEs?

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Online bankruptcy service introduced

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Earlier this month the Insolvency Service launched an online bankruptcy application service.

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Contractual warranties – a warning on time limits

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Working time

A recent case in the Court of Appeal has considered the meaning of “becoming aware” in the context of a buyer’s attempt to rely on a contractual warranty contained in a share purchase agreement. Solicitor Nicola Cutler looks into the issue in more detail.

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Changes up ahead: court costs, rules and procedure

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Looking ahead

Numerous changes to court costs, rules and procedure already have or are due to come into effect in the next few weeks.

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HMRC’s performance is worrying insolvency practitioners

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A survey conducted by R3, the insolvency trade body, found that the tax authority’s involvement in winding-up proceedings was generally not welcome.

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Sweett Group ordered to pay £1.4m over hotel bribery case

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A surveyor listed on the London Stock Exchange recently became the first firm to be sentenced for bribery over corrupt payments.

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Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform is now live

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The European Commission has announced that the ODR platform is now accessible to consumers and traders.

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Duty of care when doing a “quick favour”

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Architectural design

Professionals may owe a duty of care even if they are not being paid for their advice or have a formal contract in place. A recent decision from the Technology and Construction Court in Burgess v Lejonvarn means that favours between friends could potentially invoke a duty of care if professional skills are being called upon.

Charlotte Newlyn in our Dispute Resolution team discusses this decision and considers the practical consequences for professionals who do informal favours for friends.

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