August 2015 Archive

3 in 5 Britons do not have a will

Eighty-five per cent of people between the ages of 25 and 34 admitted to not having a will, as did, somewhat surprisingly, as many as 61 per cent aged between 45 and 54, and 31 per cent aged 55 and over.

Be aware of void property transactions if seller is insolvent

There is always the risk with any property transaction that the seller could be selling at an under value because they are in financial difficulties and need a quick sale. If a pending winding up or bankruptcy petition is presented against the seller before the sale has completed, and which later results in a winding up or bankruptcy order, then the sale will be void – a fact the buyers are unlikely to know.

The perils of contracting on standard contract terms (business to business)

In this, the seventh 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 the perils of contracting on standard contract terms (business to business). Here we are considering standard terms in business to business contracts. Different considerations apply in business to consumer contracts, which we will consider in a separate article.

Will discontinuance of a claim reverse previous costs orders?

Following the issue of proceedings, a claimant may decide to discontinue their claim if they no longer feel the claim is worth pursuing. The Civil Procedure Rules (“CPR”) provide rules as to who will be liable for the legal costs when a claim is discontinued in all cases other than case in the small claims track, i.e. cases which are below £10,000. CPR Part 38.6 provides:
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