Before you litigate: practical considerations

21 July

Litigation can be a costly and time-consuming process.  However, it can be a necessary step to obtaining the legal remedy you need and more often than not, disputes can be resolved at an earlier stage through “alternative dispute res...

Marks and Spencer case breaks down barriers for landlords

11 March

A recent case involving high street giant Marks & Spencer highlighted a number of issues relating to the break clause and, in future, should make it easier for landlords to recoup losses under the clause.

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A new Welsh tax? So many questions!

09 March

On 10 February 2015, the Welsh Government published proposals for a land transaction tax (LTT) to replace stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales from April 2018.  LTT is the first Welsh tax in over 800 years and will impact a sizeable proport...

Dispute Resolution: 5 Tips for Avoiding Litigation

19 February

As solicitors we know that disputes are sometimes unavoidable and litigation is the only way to resolve a disagreement, recover a debt or determine a party’s liability. The majority of commercial disputes never reach trial because the par...

Breaking a Lease: What a Tenant Needs to Know

21 October

Failure to comply strictly with the conditions in a break clause could invalidate your right to break your lease. Even seemingly innocuous clauses can be fraught with traps for the unwary tenant and a recent flurry of case law serves as a stark...

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