Once a claimant has been successful in obtaining a judgement against the defendant in civil proceedings, the defendant will normally pay the amount he has been ordered to pay without any further process required. If however, the defendant fails to pay the amount stated in the court order, the claimant will have to take swift action in order to enforce the judgment. (More…)
If you are a property or business owner and have suffered damage because of the recent rioting, you may be able entitled to compensation. Even if you do not have the appropriate insurance cover, there are statutory protections in place to cover losses sustained because of the recent public disorder.
Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed compensation is available from the government under the Riot Damages Act 1886. Under the Act, individuals can make a claim for losses when property or contents are damaged, destroyed or stolen during rioting. (More…)
Within financial proceedings during divorce, the courts have the discretion to impose several orders either by agreement of the parties or through a court application. (More…)
For financial disputes of less than £5,000 in value, the county court has an allocated the ‘small claims track’ to handle such claims. It is said to be a more straightforward process by which reason claimants can represent themselves. However, many disputes are not simple cases and claimants can find the prospect of going through a claim daunting and confusing. Increasingly, people are seeking some form of advice or assistance prior to starting a claim. (Main…)
A separation agreement is written document in which a couple who intend to live apart set out their wishes concerning financial arrangements, property, and matters relating to children.
Such an agreement is ideal for many couples who have had a relationship breakdown and require time apart, but are not ready to initiate divorce proceedings. In such cases, having a separation agreement drawn up that is tailored to cover unique requirements, may be the best option going forward. (More…)
English Law recognises that an individual has a right to a respect of his privacy and family life. The potentially conflicting right of freedom of speech is also recognised by the law and is a fundamental right in the UK. When the conflicting rights clash, a balance must be struck between them. (More…)
The law surrounding trademarks comes under the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994). For the purposes of the act, a trademark is defined as: (More…)
Most people turn their attention directly towards litigation when an outstanding amount of money is owed to them by a debtor. An often overlooked but effective alternative to retrieving a debt is through filing a statutory demand. A statutory demand is a written formal request to a person or business that owes you money for the payment of the debt. (More…)