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  • Alan Shackleton - Litigation
    Private Law Rights
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    Private law rights, private matters; (claims personally funded, at personal risk)!   In my work as a litigation lawyer, or “resolver of disputes”, I often find myself having to explain to people that, if their private rights have been “breached”, then they are entirely at liberty to take action through the Courts to have the… Learn more

  • Are there any risks with Litigation?
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                Any dispute, by its very nature, contains elements of risk. There is no such thing as a definitive ‘solid’ win in any matter. This is because formal advice can only be provided on a subjective basis. Indeed, if this wasn’t the case, there wouldn’t be a dispute. The only… Learn more

  • So how similar is KitKat to Toblerone?
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    Sure, both are delicious chocolate treats and both have recognisable shapes (Toblerone being a chocolate joined series of triangles and Kitkats being 4 joined chocolate covered biscuits apparently perfect for ‘taking a break’) but from a legal perspective, that is where the similarities end. In the battle for chocolate supremacy, it is not a new… Learn more

  • Alan Shackleton - Litigation
    What does litigation mean?
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    Literally, litigation is “the art of war!”   It is a means of resolving a dispute between one or more parties who are unable to settle it between them by agreement.  The subject matter can range from a neighbour dispute to a multi-million pound commercial contract.  It could be a fall out between business partners… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Have your tenants spent too much over Christmas? Are you struggling to recover your rent?
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    At Edward Hands and Lewis, our specialist Litigation team deal with a vast array of disputes.  A fairly substantial number is between Landlord and Tenant.  It can be very problematic for a Landlord if the situation arises where their tenant is failing to pay the rent due and has fallen into arrears.  It is very… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Litigation Advice
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    The beginning of a new year always makes us consider the past year and the year ahead.  If you run a business and have debts, or are seeking to enforce the terms of a contract, instead of leaving it, why not make a New Year resolution to tackle it head on and contact the litigation… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Court on Camera
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    On 31 October 2013 the excitement in the litigation team here at EHL was at an all time high with the first television broadcast of a hearing being conducted in the Court of Appeal.   Filming followed a partial lifting of the long-standing ban on cameras in court.  Defendants, witnesses and victims will not be… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is disclosure and inspection?
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    In order for a dispute to be dealt with justly by the courts, the parties to litigation are required to disclose documents that relate to the dispute and are either prejudicial or advantageous to its claim or defence. Disclosure itself refers to the act of stating a document exists or has previously existed, this is… 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
    What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?
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    Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate.   The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated… Learn more

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