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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Need to recover a debt? Ensure you are compliant with the new ‘rules’
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    Need to recover a debt? Ensure you are compliant with the new ‘rules’   On the 1 October 2017, the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force. Contained in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), businesses will be expected to follow the new protocol prior to commencing proceedings where they wish to recover a… Learn more

  • Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules introduce automatic strike out for non payment of trial fee
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    Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules introduce automatic strike out for non payment of trial fee   In amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules that were published on 6th April 2017, there are new sanctions imposed for Claimants who fail to pay the trial fee in accordance with the Court’s directions. Pursuant to the new… Learn more

  • Can a previous dispute be heard by the Court for a second time?
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    Can a previous dispute be heard by the Court for a second time?   Any dispute which cannot be resolved amicably between parties is likely to require the involvement of legal assistance, and possibly an exploration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) [in any of its forms]. In the event that the parties continue to disagree,… Learn more

  • Bringing and Defending Disputes – Part 7 Proceedings
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    Bringing and Defending Disputes. What are Part 7 Proceedings?   Disputes can vary greatly in value and complexity, and as such, the Court fee payable to initiate a claim will correlate directly with its value on a sliding scale. The Advisory and Dispute Resolution department at EHL Commercial have experience dealing with all types of… Learn more

  • How can Debt recovery tackle rising court costs?
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    How can debt recovery tackle rising court costs?   Barely a year goes by without an increase in the court fees for civil claims, including taking a debtor to court – and the increases in just the past three years have been truly eye-watering.   It began on April 22nd 2014, when fees for claims… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Jackson reforms to impose cost sanctions
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    The High Court has flexed its muscles again by using the new Jackson reforms on costs to impose cost sanctions on those who fail to follow the new regime. In the infamous case of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] (Plebgate), News Group failed to file its cost budget in advance of the 7… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Employment Tribunal Fees Introduced in a bid to cut “unnecessary” claims
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    Historically applications to the Employment Tribunal have been exempt from fees although the County and High Courts have made use of a fee paying system for some time.  Whilst a ‘free service’ for Claimants has meant access to the judicial system for all employees regardless of their income, it has also given rise to Claimants… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Court fee remission scheme: under review
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      Currently those on “passported” benefits are automatically eligible for a full fee remission. This would not be the case under the new system.  Passported benefits include: Income Support Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Income – Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) Guarantee State Pension Credit The proposed new system would include a two part… Learn more


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