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Commercial and Employment Update

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We recently circulated our Commercial and Employment Update containing the following articles and news: What you don't know can't hurt you? The employment tribunal thinks otherwise Why bother with a shareholders' agreement? Was...

Limited Discretion to Depart from Part 36 costs convention

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Recently in the case of Tuson v Murphy, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Court which had ordered that the Claimant should pay legal costs going back a previous year and a half, to when she purportedly began to mislead the Defendant...

Bridging the Gaps in Commercial Contracts

Mark Ridley
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A contract is an agreement which the law considers to be enforceable.  It can be made up of express terms (terms that are stated orally or in writing) and terms which may never have been stated but can be deemed to be implied. A party to a contract may...

Don't Tweet and Drive

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Most people are fully aware that as a driver of a vehicle we are not permissible to use a mobile phone whilst driving.  However, most people are not aware that it would be an offence to supervise a holder of a provisional licence whilst using a...

Precedent S - Electronic Bill of Costs - Legal Update

Emily Thorp
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Since 6 April 2018, it has been mandatory for the new Electronic Bill of Costs (Precedent S) to be used for all Part 7 Multi Track matters in respect of costs incurred after this date, which replaces the traditional paper bill of costs. The electronic bill...

Further Blow to Litigants in Person

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The High Court has delivered a firm reminder to litigants in person (persons without legal representation) that the law will not be moulded for their convenience.  In the recent decision of  Reynard - v- Fox , Mr Reynard, a litigant in person,...

A warning for would be litigants in person

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Following the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Barton v Wright Hassall , it is evident it is important to obtain legal representation.  In this case Mr Barton, a litigant in person, failed to seek confirmation that the Defendant’s Solicitor...

Zero Points for Hindsight: ending a contract the right way

Mark Ridley
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Choose your words carefully.  That was the message from the High Court recently in the high-profile case of Phones 4u Ltd (In Administration) v EE Ltd .  The court ruled that EE were not allowed to claim damages arising from alleged breaches of...

In the Line of Fire: Non-Party Costs Orders and Group Companies

Mark Ridley
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Have you considered liability for costs? Any person or company pursuing or defending a claim in litigation, must consider costs.  Not just their own, but also the costs of their opponent.  This is because courts can require one party to pay...

Is mediation a mandatory requirement in civil legal proceedings?

Mark Ridley
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All business owners would agree that court trials can be expensive.  The costs are inflicted not just on the parties in dispute, but also on the court system, which, being part of the public sector, does not have endless resources to indulge...

Thanks from Guatemala

Amanda Glover
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We are delighted to have received the photo below as a thanks from  Education for the Children Foundation  ​ (an international non-governmental organisation), following our recent instruction assisting the beneficiaries of the School of...

Winner of Professional Negligence Lawyer of the Year UK

Andrew Peters
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We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been awarded Professional Negligence Lawyer of the Year UK in the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017. The Finance Monthly Global Awards recognise and celebrate companies and individuals...

Are Judges' handwritten notes disclosable?

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It is common knowledge that on conclusion of a Court or Tribunal case Judges normally provide written Judgments. For the first time, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has disclosed the handwritten notes made by a Judge during legal proceedings under the Data...

Women in Law 2017 Award

Amanda Glover
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BakerLaw are delighted to announce that their Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been noted in the field of professional negligence by Lawyer Monthly with a Women in Law 2017 Award in recognition of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within...

Amanda Glover joins Board of Trustees at New Ashgate Gallery

Amanda Glover
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Amanda Glover, Managing Partner and Head of Disputes at BakerLaw, has joined the Board of Trustees of the New Ashgate Gallery as a Co-Opted Trustee. Commenting upon her appointment, Amanda said: “I am delighted to have been invited to join the Board...

BakerLaw LLP announced as winners!

Amanda Glover
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Amanda Glover, Managing Partner is delighted to announce that BakerLaw have been recognised and have been awarded in 2 categories by Acquisition International Global Media and a further category by Wealth and Finance International. BakerLaw is proud of...

How safe are your Will wishes?

Amanda Glover
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You may have seen in the press that there has been a dispute which has spanned many years upon a person's right to vary a will. The case involves the daughter of the deceased on benefits where her mother had been adamant that she did not want her...

Certainty Provided for Consumers

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Today the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 has provided certainty for consumers.    This Act replaces many of the consumer laws that were previously in place, as previously consumers were entitled to refunds for a reasonable time if...

Farewell Tax Disc

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After 93 years in existence the time has come to bid farewell to the paper tax disc which has taken pride of place in the left hand corner of all road worthy vehicles. From 1st October 2014 the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will no longer issue...

Court Fees increase: How will it affect you?

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The Government is implementing a new fee structure for the English civil court system which will come into effect on 22 nd April 2014. Although some fees are remaining the same, being reduced or withdrawn the reforms will see some stark increases to a...

Serious Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Solicitors: What are they not telling you?

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The importance of instructing the right solicitor to handle your clinical negligence or serious personal injury claim cannot be underestimated. The public's knowledge of the possibility of compensation following a serious accident or medical negligence...