High Court Decision – Non-Domestic Property Rates Falling

High Court Decision decides that non-domestic property rates falling due after the approval of CVA are provable debts In the case of Kaye v South Oxfordshire District Council and Another,...


Liquidated Damages or Penalty Clause?

Late completion of construction works can be very expensive. You might be unable to trade, lose an anchor tenant or in a residential development, be unable to sell off units to...


Limitation Periods in Adjudication

Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Limited v Higgins Construction plc [2013] EWCA Civ 1541 Adjudication for construction contracts was intended to be a temporary procedure by which an “adjudicator” gave a quick...


Legal Development Partners Ltd Closed Down

Any clients of Harrogate law firm, Legal Development Partners Ltd (which also traded as LDP, Ashworth Law, Towers Legal, Fortius Legal, Beck Solicitors and Go) will most likely be aware...


Insolvency Practitioner is Only Supervising from Date of Appointment

Under regulation 8 (7) of TUPE, regulations 4 and 7 are disapplied in circumstances where there is a relevant transfer and the transferor is the subject of bankruptcy proceedings which...


Guidance from Technology & Construction Court as to Meaning of Due Diligence

Standard forms of construction and engineering contracts and bespoke documents will very often require the contractor to carry out its work with due diligence. A failure to exercise due diligence...


Costs in Adjudication

Back in 2000 the court held that it was possible to include a clause in a construction contract to require the referring party in an adjudication to pay all the...


Richardson & Co Solicitors Closure

Any clients of Richardson & Co Solicitors, who have offices in Leeds, Harrogate and York, will most likely, be aware that the firm has recently closed voluntarily. If any previous...


Court of Appeal Decision Provides Some Assistance to Administrators

Crystal Palace FC Limited and Another v Kavanagh and Others In the case of Spaceright Europe Limited v Baillavoine and another, the Court of Appeal had held that a dismissal...


Follett Stock Solicitors Closure

Clients of Follett Stock Solicitors will probably be aware that the practice has been closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA have appointed independent solicitors Lester Aldridge LLP,...


Update on USDAW v Woolworths – Meaning of Establishment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down its decision allowing the Secretary of State leave to appeal the Woolworths case in order to provide definitive guidance on the definition of...


GPB Solicitors Closure

Clients of GPB Solicitors LLP (formerly known as Geoffrey Parker Bourne Solicitors) will most likely be aware that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently closed the practice of Geoffrey...


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