Tag: litigation

25
Mar

When to Lawyer Up

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Litigation | Litigation Lawyer - when to lawyer up When to Lawyer Up “The first thing we do is, let’s kill all the lawyers.” (Shakespeare) Shakespeare must have had an unhappy experience or two with the lawyers of his time to have one of his characters utter that threat, but the reality is
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26
May

Maintenance Claims and Life Partners

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Family Law | Litigation Maintenance Claims and Life Partners More and more couples are opting to live together as permanent life partners rather than enter into a formal marriage. The risk for such couples is that whilst our law is steadily (if slowly and cautiously) extending many of the protections of formal marriage
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28
Mar

Agreements Not to Sue – Tread Carefully!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Litigation Attorneys - Agreements not to sue Agreements Not to Sue – Tread Carefully! “Agreements not to litigate are not necessarily unreasonable.” (Extract from judgment below) An “Agreement Not to Sue” undertakes that one party won’t take legal action against another. In other words, it’s a way of ensuring that disputes don’t end
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27
Jan

Tell All Your Creditors When You Change Address! The Case of the Summons Served on a Complex Security Guard

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Litigation - Litigation Lawyers Tell All Your Creditors When You Change Address! “In my view, given the difficulties of a sheriff or his deputy accessing a security complex in the absence of the occupant for the purposes of service in terms of rule 4, service of process by way of it being handed
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29
Aug

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off to Court We Go – But What are the Costs of Suing?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Litigation Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Off to Court We Go – But What are the Costs of Suing? “Agree, for the law is costly” (Marcus Tullius Cicero) As Roman lawyer and statesman Cicero pointed out two millennia ago, litigation comes at a cost. So first prize will always be to settle out
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26
May

Lockdown! Nuisance Neighbours and How to Handle Them

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Lockdown! Nuisance Neighbours and How to Handle Them “You can be a good neighbour only if you have good neighbours” (Howard E. Koch) It looks as if we will still be under “restricted movement” orders for a while – even when we finally get down to Alert Level 2 and who knows when that
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27
Apr

Leases, Contracts and COVID-19: What is Force Majeure?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Leases, Contracts and COVID-19: What is Force Majeure? The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. Our personal lives have been upended and our businesses hit hard. And with many businesses operating out of leased premises, a great many landlords and tenants are asking themselves what happens if the crisis leaves a tenant unable to pay
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29
Jul

How to Stop Vital Evidence Being Destroyed

Article courtesy of Law Dot News How to Stop Vital Evidence Being Destroyed “Surprise the enemy” (Sun Tzu in ‘Art of War’) You suspect that someone you are suing (or about to sue) will destroy or hide vital evidence in their possession. Perhaps by shredding documents or deleting electronic records supporting your case, or perhaps by spiriting away computer hard
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25
Sep

The cost of litigation – What does it mean?

By: Sean Bosse The Cost of Litigation The very nature of business and our commercial interactions with each other means that the ground is always fertile for disputes to arise. In cases of dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties on an amicable basis, either one or both parties may proceed to have the dispute referred to court for
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