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Josiah Hincks welcomes highly experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer Vickki Ridgway

Leicestershire law firm Josiah Hincks has welcomed to its team Vickki Ridgway, a highly experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer. Vickki has represented many clients who have been involved in accidents resulting in life changing injuries and those who have suffered as a result of clinical and medical negligence. Vickki is a Chartered Legal...

When Do Serial Contract Adjudications Become Unreasonable or Oppressive?

There is no statutory limit on the number of contract adjudications that can be launched in respect of the same, or similar, subject matter. However, as one case concerning a PFI contract showed, the High Court retains an inherent power to block serial adjudications where they are unreasonable or oppressive. The case concerned a construction company that bid for...

You Need a Lawyer to Help Make Those Knife-Edge Decisions

Litigation is often an exercise in brinksmanship and the need to make knife-edge decisions under pressure is one very good reason why advice from experienced professionals frequently makes the difference between victory and defeat. One case exactly on point concerned a seven-figure professional negligence claim by a bank against a firm of chartered surveyors....

Loft Insulation and Energy Efficiency – High Court Ruling

Energy suppliers are required by law to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ensure that their customers’ homes are energy efficient. The extent of those duties came under the spotlight in a High Court case in which a manufacturer argued that existing loft insulation methods do not meet environmental protection targets. The case concerned a product used to...

The Wording of Contracts is All Important – but Context Matters Too

The wording of contracts is the first port of call for judges who are asked to interpret them – but context matters too. The Court of Appeal made that point in resolving a long-running dispute that arose from the closure of a packaging factory and the loss of over 100 jobs. The factory’s demise was marked by bitter dispute between the company that owned it,...

Tribunal Saves Domestic Abuse Victim from Corporate Tax Nightmare

Appointment as a company director is usually a cause for celebration, but it is vital to understand that corporate officers owe a swathe of legal duties, not least to the tax authorities. In one striking case, a woman faced six-figure tax demands and penalties after her abusive partner made her a director of his company. The man, who had subjected his partner to...