A solicitor should always advise a client on the different types of funding options available to them, even if they are not an option for funding litigation that is offered by that firm. This obligation arises from the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned by the Government to conduct a review of the Tier 2 route.
A recent Privy Council case has highlighted the difficulties encountered when suing professionals in respect of historical negligence.
This article is one of a series which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid those perils. It is almost always best to have a formal written record of any contract that you enter into. The reason for this can be seen by considering the problems of not having a written contract.
A case in which we acted for a farmer whose purchase of 14 pedigree cattle at an auction ended in a claim for breach of contract when it transpired that four of the animals were carrying Johne’s disease, has highlighted the insidious nature of this chronic, debilitating intestinal disease.
The FCA has published its review of insurance claims handling for small and medium sized businesses. It does not reflect well on insurers or their claims handlers.
Business reputation has never been more important than now, with the ability of anyone to research any business before dealing with them; and the ability to circulate to the world bad reviews whether fair or unfair. Benjamin Franklin said famously “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Now that might be rephrased “one bad review to lose it”
The recent case of Transformers & Rectifiers v Needs underlines that if you wish to rely on your standard terms and conditions, you must take sufficient steps to make sure that the other party is given reasonable notice of both your terms and conditions and your intention to rely on them.
The recent case of Altus Group v Baker Tilly Tax & Advisory Services highlights the importance of a Claimant needing to show that the Defendant’s acts or omissions caused loss. The claimant sought damages for professional negligence from their accountants, who were tax specialists, in failing to give advice that would have enabled the claimant to implement a restructuring proposal with a view to reducing its tax liabilities.
The innovative ways in which developers are commercially exploiting their games and generating revenue, particularly via the ‘Freemium’ model and in-app purchases, have also contributed to the multi-million pound industry.