April 2017 / 46 posts found

Understanding Mediation One Step at a Time

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Understanding Mediation One Step At A Time Disputes arising among people are routine everywhere in the world; the United Kingdom is no exception. The courts in the United Kingdom are filed cases where one party has had a dispute with the other party over any matter which they believe concerns the violation of a certain right and where they want an independent person to come in and resolve the matter. Despite the growth in awareness about mediation in recent times, most people still think of mediation as a procedure that is restricted to cases that involve breaking laws. Here is […]

Are Shareholder Agreements a Waste of Time?

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Are Shareholder Agreements A Waste Of Time? Getting a company incorporated in the UK is easy; the hard part is actually sitting down with your shareholders and drafting a shareholder’s agreement. A shareholders agreement is an important part of the business unit. It outlines the rights and obligations that a shareholder has towards the company and his/her fellow shareholders, and vice versa. Most shareholder agreements are concluded between the company and the shareholders. These, together with the Articles of Association, are the internal set of rules with which the company is governed. An expense not needed Naysayers of shareholder agreements […]

What is a Letter of Claim and How to React When You Get One?

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What Is A Letter Of Claim And How To React When You Get One? The Courts in England and Wales have a set procedure which needs to be followed before the actual court case can begin. This protocol outlines that before a claim is filed against the defendant, a Letter Of Claim should be sent out by the potential claimant to the potential defendants. If you are planning on bringing a claim against another party, you need to send them a letter of claim first and foremost. Similarly, if you receive a letter of claim, it is a prior notice […]

Settling Partnership Disputes

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Settling Partnership Disputes When two or more than two people decide to work together and support each other in their collective business ambitions, then their relation can be termed a partnership. Fortunately, old style partnerships are on the demise and the new ones come with proper legal protection. There are two types of partnerships, traditional simple partnerships and an LLP. An LLP, which stands for a Limited Liability Partnership, has a formal framework that limits the owner’s liability, something old fashioned partnerships don’t guarantee. Both of them are recognized as partnerships by law. Hence, any disputes between the partners in […]

Making Sense of Section 25 Notice

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Making Sense of Section 25 Notice (Landlord and Tenants Act 1954) The Parliament of UK passed and made the Landlord and Tenants Act part of the law in 1954. The purpose behind the implementation of the Act was to make sure that the state is able to grant and govern the obligations and rights that exist in a relationship between a tenant and a landlord for business purposes. There are several sections that can be used by either party to protect their rights, and one of them is a Section 25 Notice. What is a Section 25 Notice? Section 25 […]

FPR Practice Direction 36V: Pilot Scheme for the Use of Virtual Judges for Contested Divorce

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As part of the drive towards digitalisation of the Family Court, a new Family Procedure Rules Practice Direction has been published that sets out the pilot scheme for the use of virtual judges for contested divorce cases. The scheme is being piloted in Bristol and will run for 1 year. Straightforward, uncontested divorce cases will be processed via the existing online divorce pilot but certain applications will transfer automatically to a virtual judge for hearing if: the applicant lives within the Bristol catchment area; the application is for a matrimonial order that is a decree of divorce made under Matrimonial […]