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Practical considerations when mediating a business dispute

If your business is involved in a dispute and it is proving impossible to reach an agreement, then it may be time to seek professional advice from a third party.  Rather than heading straight to court, an alternative approach is to attempt to seek a...

Solving a boundary dispute without going to court

Homeowners who feel that the boundary at their property is not where it should be, or that a neighbour’s extension goes over an existing boundary line, could go to court to have this dispute determined.  This is usually only viable if you have...

Challenging a will your relative was pressured into making

Everyone has the right to make a will leaving their money and property to whoever they choose.  But what happens where decisions about who gets what have been unfairly influenced by another person?  Does the will still stand or can it be challenged...

How to avoid a dispute arising from bailment

From the hire of company cars to the shipping of goods, the term ‘bailment’ encapsulates one of the most common forms of legal relationship for those operating a business.   Racheal Harrison, commercial dispute resolution expert with...

Has Japanese knotweed from neighbouring land spread to your property? If so you could be entitled to compensation

Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing invasive plant that spreads easily and requires careful management to control.  The root of the plant can cause significant property damage if it takes hold and can be difficult to eradicate.  If your home is...

Injunctions: protecting your business while you are in dispute

Picture the scene.  You have just fired a rogue consultant who has set up in competition with you in breach of a restraint of trade clause in their consultancy contract.  Added to this, they have taken a copy of your customer list which they have...

Claiming interest and late payment charges on outstanding invoices

When money owed to your business is not paid on time it can have serious knock on effects.  Resources will need to be devoted to chasing payment, cash flow will be affected and overdraft facilities may have to be extended.  Recouping some of these...

Customer insolvency: checklist for businesses

The Insolvency Service says that corporate insolvencies are at a four-year high and that in 2017 nearly 100,000 individuals were declared bankrupt.  For businesses left out of pocket when a customer fails, the consequences can be devastating.  One...

Ten Common Mistakes when tackling business debtors

Taz Singh, Dispute Resolution Solicitor at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham looks at the ten most common mistakes business owners make when it comes to tackling debtors, and advises on the best course of action. 1. Failing to...

How to Manage Problems with Tenants

Owning commercial premises can be financially rewarding provided you have the right tenant and that your property is managed effectively. However, despite your best efforts as a savvy commercial landlord, there still may be situations that lead to disputes...

Evicting Tenants

As a landlord of commercial premises there are many reasons why you may want to take back possession of your premises, the most common being where your tenant is in breach of their lease terms; such as, not paying rent, not keeping the premises in good...