Civil Law

Bringing or defending a claim in the County Court
 
 

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Housing Repair Claims

If you are a private tenant whose landlord has failed or is refusing to carry out necessary repairs to your home having been informed of the problem...

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Litigant in Person’s Costs

A litigant in person is entitled to their legal costs as a litigant in person much as as a litigant represented by a solicitor or barrister is...

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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...

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Drafting a Statement of Claim

Your Particulars (or Statement) of Claim is the document which sets out what you are claiming and gives details of why you say you are entitled to a...

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Vicarious Liability

Vicarious liability is where someone is held legally responsible for the acts or omissions of someone else. Therefore vicarious liability can make...

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Is time of the essence?

When you enter into an agreement with someone to do some work for you the time to complete that work will not be 'of the essence' unless this is...

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Acceptance of contracts

For a contract to be legally binding there must be clear acceptance of the contract and an intention to be legally bound. The three elements of a...

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Assigning a contract

A contract is assigned when one of the parties transfers their rights and obligations under the contract to another. For the assignment of a...

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Complaints against the police

The police are given special powers so that they might better carry out their duties. However, if they exceed these powers, their actions could well...

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The Consumer Credit Act

Legal rights are provided by the Consumer Credit Act for people who have entered into credit agreements for less than £25,000. The  Consumer Credit...

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Statutory Demands

Statutory demands can be very effective. Serving a statutory demand upon someone who owes you money together with the threat of bankruptcy will...

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Threatening Creditors

In has long been an offence for a creditor to unduly pressurise someone who owes them money. It is a criminal act to harass a debtor or cause them...

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Money Received by Mistake

A person who receives money as the result of a mistake made by someone else is not entitled to keep the money. The position with money paid by...

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Security for Costs

What do you do if you are served with a claim which is total nonsense? Or you issue proceedings against someone and they file a spurious...

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Payment of Judgement Debts

When a case is lost, and you are ordered to pay a  judgment together most probably with legal costs, the usual order will usually be for payment...

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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...

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Consider First

If you are considering court action, you need to answer three fundamental questions before deciding whether it's worthwhile to bring court...

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Bailiffs

Bailiffs are no more than lay persons employed to collect debts. They have however additional powers given by a judge to remove and sell possessions...

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

Bankruptcy,financial difficulties, divorce and the breakdown of a marriage often run together. It is very far from unknown for one of the spouses to...

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