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Changes to Debtor Bankruptcy Procedure

May 10, 2016 | Dispute Resolution

From 6 April 2016 there are key changes to the debtor bankruptcy process. Under the old regime, a debtor had to present a petition at court for his own bankruptcy, even where there was no dispute that the debtor was unable to pay his or her debts. There would often be problems with this process(Read more)

What Does The 18th Century Romantic Painter John Constable Have In Common With A 2007 Cadillac Car?

May 03, 2016 | Dispute Resolution, Motoring and Road Transport

The answer, of course, is very little but both were mentioned in a case before the Court of Appeal last Summer that clarified the Courts approach for ordering rescission and damages in contracts formed by misrepresentation. This was the case of Salt v Stratstone Specialist Limited 2015 the latter being a well known vendor of(Read more)

Telephone Numbers and Direct Marketing

April 29, 2016 | Dispute Resolution, Business Services

A useful change in the law comes from a new EU Directive aimed at the telemarketing industry.   The law applies to all UK registered companies even if their call centres are based overseas. As from 16th May 2016, all live and automated calls must either disclose the telephone number from which they are made(Read more)

Right to Rent Checks

February 16, 2016 | Dispute Resolution

Residential landlords – BEWARE As from 1st February 2016 you may find yourself subject of a fine of up to £3000 if you fail to check the nationalities and immigration status of prospective tenants and other occupiers of your rental property. Within 28 days of the start of a new residential tenancy (whether oral or(Read more)