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Changes to Civil Procedure Rules from April 2015

Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are designed to improve access to justice by making legal proceedings cheaper, quicker, and easier to understand.
From April 2015 there …

Dramatic increase in court issue fees

There is real concern that access to justice for individuals and small to medium sized businesses will be impeded, following a Ministry of Justice …

Avoiding winding up

In this case, Metapol’s solicitors went against Electrosteel by threatening to present a winding up petition unless the sum of £264,091.05 was paid.
Electrosteel made …

Landlord required to pay business rates

Schroeder Exempt Property Unit Trust and another v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207
 A landlord granted a 10 year lease to Woodward Food Service …

Can’t pay, won’t pay

Every business no matter how big or small is susceptible to the risks in its supply chain.
With the fall in the oil price causing …

Litigation funding – know your options

Following the reforms to civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales (through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) …

Locate and identify your own goods

In the case of Blue Monkey Gaming Limited v Hudson and others Limited [2014] EWHC (Ch), the High Court has confirmed that the onus …

High court ruling sees utilities companies lose power

In a recent High Court decision, utility companies will not be able to use the statutory deemed contracts regime for the supply of gas …

Pre-packed administration sales – how does the Graham Report affect you?

A review of pre-pack administrations by Teresa Graham, commissioned by the Government, was released on Monday 16 June 2014.
The report has largely been well …

Consultation: Continuity of Key Supplies to Insolvent Businesses

On 9 July 2014, BIS launched a consultation on the exercise of powers taken in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA).  This …