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Category Archives: Ask the Experts

Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the main reasons why he has seen a noticeable increase in claims against solicitors on conveyancing & property matters.

Delay, Delay, Delay This is a major reason why solicitors cause problems to their clients. Making errors on Registration of Title These can be errors in description of the property or by use of wrong or inaccurate plans. Failing to …

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Richard Hamilton – partner in the Property team – Shares His Legal Tips for First Time Commercial Property Investors

Buying commercial property is a huge investment and a first time buyer must prepare and carry out their due diligence as efficiently as possible to enhance their prospects of making a sound investment and maximising rental yield and capital growth. …

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Charlotte Fielding Talks ‘Passing Off’ with the SME Club

Some say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but, in business, imitation by a competitor can lead to lost profits. Another company may copy your name, logo, branding or website (your “Mark”) with a view to confusing your customers …

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Andrew Ryan – Head of Dispute Resolution – Answers Questions on Part 36

What is a Part 36 offer? It is an offer to settle a dispute made in compliance with Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (which govern the conduct of litigation in England and Wales). Part 36 encourages the making …

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Q&A: Andrew Ryan on Explusions from a Partnership

Andrew Ryan – who is a partner at Davis Blank Furniss – has shared his insight and knowledge on the hot topic of expulsions from a partnership. His exclusive Q&A is on Bdaily and you can read it in full …

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Your Questions…

In every issue of DeBrieF, we try to answer a few questions sent in by our readers.  This month, we’re focussing on Property… Q: I am the freehold owner of a building that is used as a workshop.  Until recently, …

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Your Questions…

In every issue of DeBrieF, we try to answer a few questions sent in by our readers. This month, our panel of experts tackle Shareholder Agreements, Wills & Inheritance Tax Relief and Rent Arrears… Q: I am a shareholder in …

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Andy McNish – partner in the Commercial team at Davis Blank Furniss – on the hot topic of Data Destruction & what SMEs need to be aware of…

For most businesses, data is king but many organisations are unaware of what the ramifications are if it’s not handled and destroyed properly. Action by the Information Commissioner often relates to the improper destruction of data, so getting it wrong …

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Karen Witter – Partner in the Family & Private Client team… answers two reader questions…

Q: My husband and I have decided to separate. We are still on good terms with one another and we have agreed everything in respect of our finances. We would like to go and see the same solicitor to keep …

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Ask the Experts – Property Law

Q: I am thinking of buying a property at auction.  Is there anything in particular that should do to prepare for the auction? A: There are three key considerations when you are thinking of buying a property at auction; having …

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