Many would say The Housing Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Act) has succeeded in its aim to improve cash-flow in the construction industry. The Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (the new Act) is due to become law later this year (expected October 2011). Its aim is to improve cash-flow further still.
Payees (persons seeking payment) are the intended beneficiaries. Payers (eg contractors liable to pay sub-contractors) are put to task by the legislation.
This paper considers the claims process for personal injury matters, both prior to and post commencement of litigation. There is an examination of the personal injury pre-action protocol and thereafter, the actions required to commence legal proceedings. Flowing from this is a step by step guide to the actions required to prepare a case for trial. It concludes with a summary of the trial process, in the event that the case is not resolved by other means.
In January 2007 Clive Goodman, the former royal editor of the News of the World, was sentenced to four months imprisonment for phone hacking. His co-defendant, Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator, was sentenced to six months.
Protecting against the problems that arise if incapacity occurs is one of the most straightforward and valuable aspects of estate planning that an adult can carry out.
Last week the government published the Beecroft Report submitted to BIS at the end of last year. The government wanted to quell the rumours about what was stated in the report – seemingly preferring the rumours of splits in the coalition and whether (and if so how much) the Prime Minister had to tone down the report for public consumption.
The Government has sought to clarify their position in respect of the PIP implants by publishing advertisements in national newspapers. The Government has said there is no need for routine removal of the PIP implants, but that women should be able to have the implants taken out by private clinics of the NHS if they are anxious.
Landlords would be well-advised to consider whether to accept a parent guarantee from an incoming tenant or whether alternative security, for example a rent deposit, is to be preferred
Properly drafted pre-nups may have significant persuasive value in court, allowing you to protect your wealth if the marriage breaks down.
What does ‘preferred supplier status’ mean in a commercial contract?
From October, temporary staff hired through agencies will gain more rights. Solicitor Jonathan Bruck shows how this might affect your business.
This article was originally published in 'Caterers & Hotelkeeper' on 4th March 2011.
Bellway Homes recently discovered that there is no statutory protection guarding against the mis-use of priority searches
For many of us, the improved weather and longer days make us want to take on new challenges. For my part, I have just taken on the voluntary role of Company Secretary for a wonderful local charity, Shed@ThePark. Irene Perrin, current chair of Shed, tells us a little more about the organisation in this edition.
As I write this, it is officially 47 days until Christmas. I am quite astonished at how
quickly this past year has flown by. “It seems like only yesterday...” - I’m sure
these words cross everyone’s minds as a new year approaches, but that isn’t to say
that nothing has happened in the past year. Global uprisings, economic showdowns
and individual tragedies. Our thoughts are with those directly affected.
In October 2011 ownership and responsibility for private sewers and lateral drains were transferred to the sewerage companies.
DEFRA has now consulted on a proposal to transfer ownership of private water supply pipes to the water supply companies. Private water supply pipes are the service pipes that connect a property to the water mains, and private owners are currently responsible for their maintenance and repair.
IBB Solicitors\' Professional Indemity Certificate for 2013/2014.
The Law Commission has recommended changes to the law affecting unmarried cohabiting couples when one of them dies. These proposals have been a long time in the making but the Government has not yet indicated when it will respond to the recommendations. It should be noted that last autumn the Government rejected the Law Commission’s previous proposals giving unmarried couples property rights when they separate.
Products that fall short of standards can have a harmful effect on our health and wellbeing
If you do not advise your client about setting up a personal injury trust into which to pay the compensation monies, you could face a negligence action