Interest on business debts

If you are in business and are owed money by another business as a business debt you are entitled to interest on the debt and amount owed. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998 (as amended by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002) give you a...

Tips for a successful mediation

Mediation is all about the parties to a dispute working together with the help of a neutral mediator to find an acceptable solution to the matters in dispute. If the mediation is to succeed there are a number of tips for a successful mediation which should be born in...

Without Prejudice. What Does It Really Mean?

What is meant by ‘without prejudice’ when it is put on the top of a letter? Many people think they know that very well. They will say that without prejudice correspondence cannot be used or brought to the attention of the court should the matter go to trial. They...

Offers to Settle

Court rules allow a party to litigation to make an offer to settle the claim at any stage of the proceedings. Indeed you will be encouraged throughout to make an offer to settle the claim and agree an out of court settlement. There is no need to pay the money offered...

Consider First

If you are considering court action, you need to answer three fundamental questions before deciding whether it’s worthwhile to bring court proceedings: Do i have a good case? Am I comfortable with the idea of a compromise settlement or going to mediation?...

Misrepresentation and the Misrepresentation Act 1967

What is a misrepresentation A misrepresentation is an untrue statement of fact made by one party to the other, which induces and misleads that party to enter into a contract. Misrepresentation must be of fact, not of opinion or intention. Silence in itself can be...