November 2019 / 19 posts found

A Comparative View Of Access To Justice From A South African And UK Perspective – Litigation, Mediat…

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Co-authored by James Morrison, Ashfords LLP Access to justice as a corner stone of the legal profession is recognised as a basic human right in most jurisdictions. It is synonymous with effective access to courts and recognises that everyone is entitled to the protection and effective enforcement of the law. The barriers to access to justice from a South African and UK perspective are distinct, yet similar in that it is often treated as a commodity and remains available to a select few, often to the exclusion of the poor. We discuss a few common barriers to access in South […]

Dispute Resolution: How Landlords Can Manage the Risk of Litigation in a Cost Effective Way – Lexolo…

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While dealing with arrears of rent is a well-worn path for landlords, where a tenant of a commercial property is in breach of its lease for any reason other than the non-payment of rent, the process is not so straightforward. First, a landlord is obliged to issue a notice before taking any enforcement action. The purpose of the notice is to identify the breach/breaches and to call on the tenant to remedy them. The notice procedure is provided for in legislation dating back to 1881. While the legislation is very old, the requirements prescribed by it remain. The notice must […]

Private club and hotels owner Soho House raises $100m to help fund expansion around globe

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Private club and hotels owner Soho House raises $100m to help fund expansion around globe By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 21:53, 28 October 2019 | Updated: 21:53, 28 October 2019 Private club and hotels owner Soho House has raised $100m (£78m) to help fund its expansion around the globe. The London-based business, which was founded by Nick Jones, said the cash would help it nearly double its footprint to 50 venues within four years. The investment came from US firms Raycliff Capital and Simon Property Group in exchange for a 5 per cent stake, valuing […]

Commentary: Here’s what youths say helped them cope with their parents’ divorce – CNA

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LIVERPOOL: When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being.  Over time, children learn to accommodate the changes – some more successfully than others. It’s estimated that one in three children under the age of 16 in the UK experience their parents’ separation. Advertisement Advertisement Parents often worry about how best to support their children, so that they can adjust to the changed family situation as successfully as possible.   I conducted a comprehensive survey of 34 young adults, aged 18 to 30, reflecting on their childhood experiences […]

Legal Review: Why court-cutting mediation is gaining popularity – The Scotsman

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For a variety of reasons, Scotland lags behind many other nations when it comes to the use of mediation to resolve disputes, despite the substantial cost and time that often comes with litigation. In Scotland, rather than seeing litigation as a last resort to resolving disputes, it is the route many people decide to take from the outset. But many commentators believe that more consideration should be given to mediation and its benefits. It allows parties with a dispute to conduct negotiations with the help of an independent third party. The mediator facilitates conversations and meetings between everyone involved, including […]

New RBS boss Alison Rose facing tough job to revive troubled bank 

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Alison Rose might be celebrating her new job as boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, but she faces an uphill struggle. The 49-year-old, who is due to start next week, days before her 50th birthday, has the unenviable task of turning around the taxpayer-backed bank’s sluggish performance and boosting its share price to a level where the government might finally want to sell off its 62 per cent stake. But as RBS’s third-quarter results showed this week, there are a number of challenges standing in her way. New RBS boss Alison Rose has the unenviable task of boosting the taxpayer-backed bank’s […]

Wedding Vows – 2.0 – Divorce-Proof Your Next (or Upcoming) Marriage – Thrive Global

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Do you promise to love, honor and cherish each other, yadda, yadda yadda? Yeah right! One or more of those can easily be casualties during the wedding preparations even before you’ve tied the knot. Maybe it’s time for a Wedding Vow makeover. How about this? (It also works for business partnerships) “When an inevitable conflict arises, do you each promise to pause before you blame, yell, scream, shut down or withdraw? And furthermore, do you each promise that while you are pausing and before you speak, you will ask yourself how you contributed to the conflict and what expectation(s) you […]

Legal finance could transform the way construction firms manage litigation – Construction News

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Legal disputes in the construction industry are, unfortunately, a fact of life, and the higher the stakes, the more damaging – and costly – they can be. The collapse last year of UK contractor Carillion brought many of the difficult challenges faced by the construction industry to light. Despite operating in a high-risk environment, construction profit margins remain small: the total profits for the 100 largest firms combined (£1.1bn) equates to 1.5 per cent of turnover. In fact, research from the latest CN100 revealed that the 10 largest UK firms made an average pre-tax loss of -0.5 per cent. “Legal finance can support […]

How to Protect Your Small Business from Litigation: 6 Ways

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When you are running a small business, one of the biggest threats you can face is litigation. As a small business owner, it is just not possible for you to know everything, and that’s where many business owners end up getting into trouble. So, if you have a small business and want to protect it from litigation, here are a few things you should do: 1. Watch What You Say or Do The image of your business is critical to survival. Both you, as the owner and your employees, should be very careful when making public announcements or carrying out […]