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Jul 22

I have been summoned to give evidence in Court: what should I do?

It is not uncommon for individuals to be asked to attend court to give evidence on a matter which does not concern them directly. Perhaps you were a witness to...

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Jun 22

Paid too much for a business – what can you do?

Most acquisitions run smoothly with buyers feeling satisfied that they have purchased the business they expected.  But just occasionally, buyers come to the conclusion that they have paid too much,...

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Feb 22

Contract misrepresentation – legal options when you have been mislead

If you agreed to enter a commercial contract based on factual or legal statements that now turn out to be untrue, what can you do?  It may be possible for...

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Feb 22

Can a neutral evaluation help resolve a business dispute?

When a business is faced with a dispute, legal proceedings are quite rightly seen as a last resort.  There are many forms of well-known alternative dispute resolution (or ADR) available...

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Dec 21

Can I find out why I have been disinherited?

When a good friend, relative or loved one passes away, it is not uncommon for many to contemplate what decisions the Deceased may have made as to the ultimate destination...

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Dec 21

Does my commercial contract contain penalty clauses?

Many commercial contracts include a provision which requires compensation to be paid, by one party to another, in the event that certain terms are not complied with.  But are you...

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Sep 21

Can you be contractually obliged to attempt to settle?

This is a question which our Dispute Resolution team are frequently asked by commercial clients.  They say: “It may seem a little odd but sometimes a party to a dispute...

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Sep 21

Joint ventures – is divorce on the cards?

When businesses come together with common interests and pooled talent great things can be achieved but like any relationship can it all end in disaster? Unfortunately, joint ventures are frequently...

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Aug 21

Bailment: landlords and leftover property

Outgoing tenants often leave property behind at the end of their tenancy and this can create several considerations for landlords: do they have to store these items, and if so...

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Aug 21

Does a one size fits all approach to debt collection suit your business?

It is understandable that businesses will frequently have a standardized internal procedure for collecting in debts.  Perhaps reminder letters to debtors after 14 days, followed by more serious letters making...

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Aug 21

The Top 10 Most Seen Disputes Relating to Wills

Jonathan Mortimer, Consultant Partner at Raworths, lists the most frequently seen disputes relating to wills and the administration of estates based upon his experience in the field. The top 10...

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Jul 21

The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in commercial disputes

It is no secret that the courts are struggling to clear the backlog of commercial cases which have built up as a result of the coronavirus, or that this backlog...

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Jul 21

Bailment – What is Bailment?

Although it has such an antiquated name, Bailment is the term given to a very common form of a legal relationship which most people will have experienced. A Bailment can...

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Mar 21

Your duties as a director – what to do when your conduct is questioned

It would be wrong to assume that as a director you are top of the tree and untouchable.  Instead, a director is accountable to the company, shareholders and creditors by...

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Mar 21

Business disputes with EU customers and suppliers after Brexit

While the UK may now have a trade deal with the EU, businesses have spent the first part of the year picking through the detail to figure out what it...

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Nov 20

Unmarried couples who are separating – what happens to your property?

When deciding to live together, understandably many unmarried couples do not think about what would happen with their property if their relationship came to an end. However, when relationships do...

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Feb 20

New appointment to meet increased demand at Raworths Solicitors

Raworths Solicitors has announced the appointment of Adam Colville-Robins who has joined the Dispute Resolution team as solicitor, to meet a growing demand for the department’s services. Adam has worked...

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Feb 20

But you promised me the farm… avoiding family conflict in a farming business

As head of a family farming business one would imagine you had already planned for succession by making a will, having a business structure in place and ensuring that the...

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Oct 19

Survey findings reveal Government’s plans to reform the private rental sector are inherently flawed

Following a comprehensive survey carried out by Raworths, the law firm is suggesting the rental sector is under attack from government proposals which are inherently flawed. Earlier this year (2019),...

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Sep 19

Residential landlords urged to voice their opinions on Government consultation

Raworths says the rental sector is under attack from recent Government proposals and residential landlords must make their views known in an urgent survey launched today. Earlier this year, the...

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Aug 19

The first step to compulsory alternative dispute resolution for civil litigants?

On 6 August 2019 the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision in the High Court to rule that the Court can force a party to take part in a...

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Aug 19

I’m not married but am splitting up with my partner-what happens to our property?

It often comes as a surprise to cohabiting individuals that in the unfortunate event of a relationship break down they do not have the same rights to make property claims...

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Jun 19

Revenge evictions and developments in the private rented sector

The issues of 'revenge evictions' and the potential for far-reaching reforms to the private residential letting market represent growing and significant challenges to landlords and letting agents. Matthew Hill, Head...

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Apr 19

Housing for agricultural workers – beware of the hidden trap

Many farming businesses and landed estates provide accommodation to employees as part of their employment, even though they may not actually need to live on the property for the performance...

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Mar 18

How mediation can help resolve a dispute

When dealing with complex rural based disputes, whether of a property, family or commercial nature, the question of whether the case should be mediated is an important consideration that should...

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