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  • 03July
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    Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k

    Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims.

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  • 30March
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    Increase in Probate Registry Fees – What does this mean?

    UPDATE - The MOJ have on the 21st April 2017, scrapped the proposed increase in probate fees. Whether this remains the case after the election is still to  be decided.

    The MOJ have recently announced a proposed increase in probate fees, despite strong objections from the legal profession.

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  • 24February
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    Social media and disclosure requirements for AIM companies

    “Inside AIM” have published a recent article that examines the interaction of social media with disclosure obligations under the AIM rules.  An AIM company must have in place procedures, resources and controls to ensure it complies with the AIM rules (Rule 31). 

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  • 06February
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    Mediation: An Attractive Alternative to Court in Dispute Resolution

    Mediation has become a popular form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in recent years. In many cases, it provides a mechanism for parties to avoid lengthy, expensive court proceedings and reach a settlement of their issues without causing detrimental damage to existing business or family relationships.

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  • 10January
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    Warranties in Share Purchase Agreements

    The case of  Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Co Corp was decided by way of summary judgement.  It held that when a party produced a Share Purchase Agreement in which it is expressly stated that the party is only giving a warranty, this party does not, by concluding the contract, make any statement to the...

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