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Get Advice Before Signing Important Agreements – Even With Your Brother!

No matter how much you may trust relatives or close friends, you should never sign important documents without independent legal advice. In one case that proved the point, a man put his name to a deed that was put before him by his brother but which eventually led to the forced sale of his £750,000 home. The man and his brother had used money given to them by...

Contract Arbitration Proceedings Focused on Achieving Finality

It is in the very nature of contract arbitrations that one side or the other will often be left feeling aggrieved by the outcome. However, as one High Court case showed, judges are keen to achieve finality in dispute resolution and it is no easy task to overturn arbitrators’ awards. Company A, the main contractor in respect of a power station construction...

Rates and ‘Reasonable Repair’ – Supreme Court Ruling

With changes to business rates upon us, property valuation is very much a live issue. A recent dispute between a property owner and the local rating office has confirmed the principle that if a property is not in a reasonable state of repair, it is to be valued as it is, not as it ‘should be’, or as the Supreme Court put it: ‘Does a commercial building...

Reached An Agreement Over the Phone? Confirm It in Writing!

No matter how deeply those on either end of a telephone line may trust each other, it is a hostage to fortune to reach commercial agreements over the phone without later confirming them formally in writing. One Court of Appeal case concerning the offshore drilling business illustrated the risks of not having formal written agreements. A drilling company (company...

GDPR – Reminder

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect many businesses in the UK. The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate effect on the application of the GDPR. The legislation imposes significant record-keeping requirements for any organisation that processes or controls personal data and...