Over the past year, and the last few months in particular, “non-fungible tokens” (also known as “NFTs”) have exploded in popularity. NFT investors (including high-profile athletes and celebrities) have recently spent eye-watering amounts of…
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Updated – 18.03.2022 As has been widely reported in the news, the UK has announced new financial sanctions against Russia, in response to its military offensive against Ukraine. Governments in the US and the…
As has been widely reported in the news, much of Afghanistan is currently under Taliban rule. Many UK banks are therefore seeking advice regarding the evolving Afghan situation, and what to do as regards their customers, and wider business, in the region.
Injunctions are the “nuclear weapons” in the armoury of the court. This note aims to provide a brief overview of what they are, and when they might be used.
For the next few months, whilst the Brexit transition period still remains in force, the Recast Brussels Regulation [Regulation (EU) 1215/2012] continues to have effect in the UK.
Jack Pestill, Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, explains why this is important.
Limitation periods are critical in the context of a dispute. Simply put, if a party fails to commence proceedings before the end of the relevant limitation period, it is usually fatal to that party’s claim.
Over the past few years (and notwithstanding the general uncertainty caused by Brexit) London has remained an attractive seat for arbitration.
If your business is being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, it is important you review your commercial contracts.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Wells (Respondent) v Devani (Appellant) 2019 has important implications for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers. This was an appeal relating to an earlier decision in the Court of Appeal, which we had reported on in Estate Agent Today magazine back in October 2017.
As an agent you will be engaged under a contract, which will specify, among other things, the basis upon which you are entitled to your fee. There are numerous pitfalls, however, that might prevent you from recovering your fee. Some of the most important ones are addressed below.
When acting for the vendor, you will typically market the property for sale, or offer the premises to let. You will have a written contract with the vendor, which will spell out, among other things, the terms upon which you are entitled to your fee. The contract is therefore essential.
Jack Pestill, dispute resolution solicitor based in our City office, was honoured to present an award at the Autumn Fair recently…