Category: Litigation

conveyancer solicitor professional negligence

How are the Courts dealing with COVID-related rental arrears?

The pandemic has resulted in revenue shortages and subsequent problems in meeting obligations, including the payment of rents and ancillary costs. We answer what options are available to tenants who are unable to meet rental payments.

expert evidence remote hearings

High Court: Breaches of procedural rules when it comes to expert advice will not be tolerated

Expert evidence is important and can help prove a claim or disprove allegations, especially where the case involves matters on which the court does not have the requisite technical or academic knowledge, or the case involves issues of foreign law. Unlike witnesses of fact, a qualified expert is permitted to give opinion evidence on any relevant matter.

High Court provides reminder of the strict rules on valid service of the Claim Form

High Court rejects retrospective (one day) extension of time for service of the sealed Claim Form. The Claimant has a potential professional negligence claim against its’ solicitors.

perry raleys solicitors london litigation lawyers lexlaw

Beware of Limitation Periods: Supreme Court clarifies time periods for litigation claims

In a midnight deadline case, there is a complete undivided day following the expiry of the deadline, which should be included when calculating the limitation period. It is, therefore, crucial that limitation issues are considered at the outset of any potential claims.

Litigation Lawyers in London High Court

County Court Judgments and Enforcement after COVID-19

Following lifting of government lockdowns during the pandemic, enforcement action including bailiffs attending properties can now resume. There may also be changes to debt recovery legislation which protective measures were brought in during the pandemic to prevent aggressive debt recovery action from debtors affected by coronavirus. If you have received a county court judgment against you or your company, get in touch with our litigation team as soon as possible.

business interruption insurance claim solicitors

High Court rules COVID-19 self-isolation counts as force majeure not breach of contract

In Dwyer (UK) Franchising Ltd v. Fredbar Ltd & Bartlett [2021] EWHC 1218 (Ch), the High Court ruled that self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) counted as ‘force majeure’,…

conveyancer solicitor professional negligence

Court of Appeal holds negligent surveyor liable for house’s full diminution of value

In Large v. Hart, the Court of Appeal held a negligent surveyor liable for a house’s full diminution of value as a result of his failure to draw the purchasers’ attention to the property’s defects prior to completion.