Disqualification of company directors

31/08/2012

The Courts have the power to disqualify a director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. This applies to individuals who are formally appointed as directors at Companies House, but also to shadow directors who are not formally appointed but act and/or carry out the functions of a director in any event. Risk factors for READ MORE

Negligent Misstatement

01/08/2012

What constitutes a negligent misstatement? A negligent misstatement is a claim which is brought by one party against another at common law in tort. This claim arises if the party against whom the claim is brought made a statement which was considered to be negligent (Defendant) and the party bringing the claim (Claimant) relied on READ MORE

Legal breaches by Landlords on the increase

21/05/2012

A recent study involving landlords in the Yorkshire area which was carried out by the Yorkshire based Letting Agent Linley and Simpson has shown a worrying increase in complaints being made against landlords due to breaches of the law. The level of complaints against landlords in this area has risen to five times higher when READ MORE

What is a Charging Order?

26/04/2012

Charging orders and orders for property sale A Charging Order is one of a number of enforcement methods available to Creditors to enforce judgment debts.  A Charging Order can only be applied for where a Creditor has obtained court judgment, the court has determined that a Debtor owes money to the Creditor, and the Debtor READ MORE

N1 Claim Form

28/03/2012

The N1 Claim Form is the form that you are required to complete (in the majority of cases) if you intend to issue court proceedings.  Detailed particulars the basis of your claim will have to be provided, either in the form itself, or if there is not sufficient space on the form, as a separate READ MORE

Tips for avoiding a neighbour dispute

25/03/2012

Trespass: Neighbour Disputes: Some tips as to how not to fall out with your neighbour 1. Maintain a friendly dialogue; 2. Do not assume how they may or may not act or react to what you propose to do and how you wish to do it; 3. Expect to compromise as to what you wish to READ MORE

Shared driveways

25/03/2012

Predominently in the 1930s, many properties were built as semi-detached houses, with shared driveways leading to garages to the rear of their respective land. Car ownership was sparse, with the average car per household not being more than 1. Over the years, car ownership per household became greater and the size of cars became larger. READ MORE