Setting aside a default judgment – a checklist

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A common theme among instructions for lawyers who deal with money claims is that of default county court judgments (CCJs). These are judgments obtained by one party against another who has failed to do something, usually failing to reply, defend, or pay the amount claimed. A court will typically issue a default judgment without checking…

Senior Associate and Care Sector lead Claire Parry joins the team

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Thursfields has appointed a new Senior Associate, Claire Parry who specialises in the Funding of Care for the Elderly and Disabled, further expanding our Care Sector offering. Claire has joined the firm’s rapidly expanding private client team having previously owned and ran her own business advising on all aspects of Care. She brings with her…

Unlawful means conspiracy can be based on insolvency claims in the High Court

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The High Court has held that an unlawful means conspiracy claim had a real view of success, where the alleged unlawful means were acts covered by sections 238, 239 and 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986).These sections provide relief in respect of transactions at an undervalue, preferences, and transactions defrauding creditors respectively. The…

A Costly Decision – choose the way you resolve your dispute wisely

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There are a variety of ways in which you can resolve a dispute and there are effective alternatives to court proceedings. However, not all methods are appropriate for all disputes and it is sensible to seek proper advice as which method is the most suitable for your particular dispute. This was clearly brought home in…

Have businesses reached a Tipping Point?

Businesses in the hospitality industry will soon be asked their views about the way in which they deal with customer tips. There is currently no legal requirement for tips to go to workers and whilst there is a voluntary code of practice on tips, gratuities and service charges, it is clear that not all businesses…

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ – how to protect the gift

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We have known for several years that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ was playing a large part in helping many first time buyers on to the property ladder, but new research this week has revealed the extent of that involvement. British Parents and grandparents will gift or lend over £5 billion to their children…

Is sexting adultery? The legal viewpoint

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With the increase in use of social media and the accessibility of these platforms through online apps on mobile phones, tablets and laptops, such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, it has never been easier for people to interact. Sexting, the virtual adultery, occurs when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video…

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