A Part 36 offer is a formal offer which can be used to settle all or part of an action but it is not an admission of liability. The rules surrounding Part 36 offers are contained within the Civil Procedure Rules and the aim is to encourage parties to try and settle their disputes. A party must consider any offers carefully as failure to accept a realistic offer may mean that you are at risk of being penalised in costs and interest.
In this, the fifth of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid those perils, we look at perils of failing to provide which law governs your contract and which country’s courts have jurisdiction to hear any dispute.
Mistakes by solicitors can have drastic consequences. If you have received bad advice from a solicitor, or your solicitor has failed to do something which has resulted in financial loss to you, you may have a negligence claim against them.
It is integral to our legal system that people are free to leave their property to whoever they choose. Accordingly it is a serious matter for a Court to determine that a person’s Will is invalid.
If a professional has caused loss by negligence, you might expect them to be obliged to make good that loss. However, what if some of that loss has already been remedied by someone else?
A roundup of the latest employment law developments including National Minimum Wage increases, the latest development in holiday pay and Acas early conciliation.
The Rooney Rule requires National Football League (NFL) teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. It is sometimes cited as an example of affirmative action, though there is no quota or preference given to minorities in the hiring of candidates. It was established in 2003.
In this, the fourth of a series of articles which looks at some of the most common perils of contracts and how to avoid them, we look at perils of unreasonable contract terms. There is what is called freedom of contract, so business people can agree whatever contract terms they want, within certain limits. Those limits depend on the type of contract terms and the types of contract in question, although certain liabilities can never be excluded.
More than a third of adults in the UK with an elderly relative in a care facility (37%) have admitted they would consider using a secret camera to monitor the behaviour of staff caring for them if they had concerns about the level of care.
A vital point to bear in mind when entering into contracts is the importance of pre-contract and mid-contract verbal or email discussions between contracting parties.