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I need to recover a bad debt- how do I go about it?

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In this blog, litigation Lawyer Sioban Calcott, gives an insight into her top tips for avoiding bad debts. As we inevitably head into what is likely to be one of the deepest economic recessions in our lifetimes, it is fair to say that many businesses are...

Help! I want to sue my neighbour as we have a boundary dispute. What can I do?

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Boundary disputes between neighbours are unfortunately not rare. The lockdown during the Covid crisis has seen an increase in instructions from individuals approaching lawyers complaining that the people next door are “neighbours from...

How do I resolve a boundary dispute?

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Lawyers are often consulted by individuals who are very upset that they have become involved in the dispute with their neighbour. Some lawyers dislike acting in boundary dispute cases and give them a wide berth, while other lawyers enjoy picking through the...

The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

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The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – in Force from 1 October 2017 The Protocol for Debt Claims has now been approved and is due to come into effect as from the 1 October 2017. Below we set out the main points of the Protocol,...

Break Clauses - Landlords and Tenants alike beware!

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The recent High Court cases detailed below demonstrate some of the complexities associated not only with the rights to exercising break clauses but also in ensuring leases correctly identify the parties thereto. The first case highlights the need...

RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code, 3rd Edition

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As all of you Residential Property Managers and Landlords will be aware, as of course will some lessees and/or occupiers of residential leasehold properties, the above came into effect on the 1 June 2016. Effective management is key to successful...