Category Archives: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Court Rules Settlement Is Final

Many disputes settle without the need for litigation and even when proceedings have been issued the majority of cases settle before they reach trial.  However, the recent case of Mionis -v- Democratic Press SA & Others highlights the need for … Continue reading

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Another Bright Spark

Developing land is one way of increasing its value.  However, not all landowners have the expertise or the finance to do that.  Landowners can, however, sell their land to a developer and benefit from the increase in the value of … Continue reading

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Beware Of Using Work Computers For Personal Matters

The perils of using your work computer for personal matters was recently highlighted in the High Court case of Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC.  In that case the Mr Simpkin was the Finance Director of The Berkeley Group.  … Continue reading

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Is the law governing boundary disputes about to change?

Boundary disputes are a bit like “The ‘X’ Factor”. Emotionally draining for all parties involved, they take a long time to resolve and when the winner is finally announced, most people aren’t that thrilled with the outcome. In fact, sometimes … Continue reading

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Foot Dragging On Mediation Will Not Be Tolerated

The Court of Appeal recently reminded litigants that they must give mediation proper consideration and that anything less will result in cost penalties being imposed. In the recent case of Thakkar v Patel, the claimant owned a building that was … Continue reading

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Dance of the Corporate Veils

The “corporate veil” is the principle by which the liabilities of a limited company cannot be pursued against directors or shareholders, who are not personally liable for actions conducted within the normal course of their roles. UK legal history includes … Continue reading

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Choppers no longer grounded

Noisy neighbours can be a real problem for those unfortunate enough to have to live next door to them.  Going to court to deal with the problem is always a last resort.  If you do however need to pursue court … Continue reading

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