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BLACKS SOLICITORS: Protect Your Goodwill

Most Traders work very hard to establish goodwill in their business. Goodwill is the reputation which a trader builds up in relation to specific...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Because He Fears

An injunction is a Court Order that compels a party to either carry out or refrain from a specific act. Injunctions are equitable remedies...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Is Time Of The Essence?

The phrase “time is of the essence” is one which sometimes appears in contracts but what does it mean and, more importantly, what are...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Fake News – How Can The Government Ensure That...

The concept of “fake news” came to the forefront of public consciousness during the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign and with the rise of...

Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors named one of Leeds best

Leeds based solicitors named one of the top three solicitors in the city Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors continue to lead the pack in their field and...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Fraud Doesn’t Always Unravel All

In English law there is a maxim that “fraud unravels all”.  The presence of fraud could invalidate a contractual agreement or undermine a claim...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: “Till Death Do Us Part” -The Perils Of Being...

The recent case of Kings Court Trust Limited v Lancashire Cleaning Services Limited highlights the difficulties that a company can face upon the death...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Another Bright Spark

Developing land is one way of increasing its value.  However, not all landowners have the expertise or the finance to do that.  Landowners can,...

The difference between defamation and malicious falsehood

If someone makes a false statement about an individual or company then that statement could either be defamatory or a malicious falsehood either of...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Fighting the System – Service Charge Disputes

  Paying service charges will be familiar to most people holding flats or houses under a long lease.  A leasehold owner owes various obligations to...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Silence of the Insurers

Generally, insurers are not under a duty to warn policyholders about the need to comply with policy conditions during the claims process.  In the...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: It Is Not Necessarily Where you Live

In a surprising decision to some, the High Court has ruled that a Russian businessman living and working in Russia is domiciled in England...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Oops… You Were Not Meant To See That!

An important part of the litigation process is the disclosure by the parties to one another of documents relating to their respective cases.  The...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Retention of Title

If you provide goods to a customer you should include a provision in your terms and conditions of sale that entitle you to retain...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Court Rules Settlement Is Final

Many disputes settle without the need for litigation and even when proceedings have been issued the majority of cases settle before they reach trial....

Blacks Solicitors: GOVERNMENT TO CRACKDOWN ON LEASEHOLD ABUSE

Under English law property can be held in one of two ways, either under a freehold or a leasehold. When you buy a freehold...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: A Brief History of Lateness – missed deadlines and...

Court cases have a reputation for dragging on, with each step taking weeks or months. The courts themselves are only too aware of this...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Beware Of Using Work Computers For Personal Matters

The perils of using your work computer for personal matters was recently highlighted in the High Court case of Simpkin v The Berkeley Group...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Partnership Disputes

A partnership is essentially a business run by two or more people with a view to making a profit.  Unlike an incorporated company it...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Can Pay But Won’t Pay

If a creditor is owed money by a debtor and the debt is not disputed then, usually, the quickest way to extract payment would...

NAYYARS SOLICITORS: Children and Accidents

Every parent’s worst nightmare is their child being involved in an accident. Sometimes our little ones can just be mischievous, but often enough an...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Can The Court Intervene In Party Wall Disputes?

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (“the Act”) provides a framework for preventing or resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and...

MILSON LEGAL SOLICITORS: Looking for expert family law advice?

Sabeena Din is a Solicitor, Director and the founder of Milson Legal Solicitors. Sabeena is a member of resolution which means she follows the...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Insurance Policy Not Good Enough

In litigation, the usual position in relation to costs is that the losing party has to pay the successful party. Sometimes the defendant has...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Foot Dragging On Mediation Will Not Be Tolerated

The Court of Appeal recently reminded litigants that they must give mediation proper consideration and that anything less will result in cost penalties being...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Dance of the Corporate Veils

The “corporate veil” is the principle by which the liabilities of a limited company cannot be pursued against directors or shareholders, who are not...

NAYYARS SOLICITORS: Children and Accidents

Every parent’s worst nightmare is their child being involved in an accident. Sometimes our little ones can just be mischievous, but often enough an...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: The Price Of Free Services

The recent judgment by the Court of Appeal in the case of Lejonvarn v Burgess & Another should act as a salutary reminder to...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Adjournment of Hearings on Medical Grounds

The recent case of Dove v London Borough of Havering highlights what evidence the Court requires if a trial or hearing is to be...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Failing to Make It Over the Finishing Line

Part 36 is a provision in the Civil Procedure Rules that creates a certain type of settlement offer which can carry significant costs and/or...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: What Does “Reasonable Endeavours” Mean?

The words “reasonable endeavours” or “best endeavours” can sometimes be found in contracts but what do they actually mean?   The High Court was recently...

Nayyars Solicitors: ASK A SOLICITOR

Meet Ayesha Nayyar, Specialist Solicitor with over 20 years of legal experience. She is Principal Solicitor at Nayyars Solicitors and together with her team...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Once more into the Hedge

The saga of the mis-selling by the banks of Interest Rate Hedging Products (“IRHP”), commonly known as Interest Rate Swaps, rumbles on. It was...

Switalskis legal firm offers high-quality legal advice across Yorkshire

  Whether you are selling your house or making a will, it is likely all of us will need legal advice at some point. It...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Marathon Receives Buttons

The case of Jeremy Hosking v Marathon Asset Management LLP was reported in an article headed “Breach of Trust” in this publication last October....

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Shareholder’s Undertaking Not Good Enough

In civil proceedings, where a claim is brought by a corporate entity the defendant can, if it has evidence that the claimant is unlikely...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Your Home May Not Be Your Castle

The law of property ownership can be a study in contradictions. On the one hand, almost everyone will rent or buy property in some...

ASK A SOLICITOR: Ayesha Nayyar answers all your tricky legal queries

Meet Ayesha Nayyar, Specialist Solicitor with over 20 years of legal experience.  She is Principal Solicitor at Nayyars Solicitors and together with her team...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Asian Handshake Is Not Good Enough

The intention to create legal relations is an essential part of any contract.  Without such intention the contract cannot be formed.  This issue was...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Conduct Is All Important

In litigation, compliance with court directions and court rules is paramount.   Equally important is a party’s behaviour and conduct. This was highlighted in the...

Nayyars Solicitors: ASK A SOLICITOR

Meet Ayesha Nayyar, Specialist Solicitor with over 20-years legal experience. She is Principal Solicitor at Nayyars Solicitors and together with her team of dedicated...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: “As soon as possible” does not always mean...

In most public liability insurance policies there is a duty on the insured to notify the insurer of any event which is likely to...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: # Come fly with me … fly with me…

In litigation a party’s conduct can sometimes have a significant bearing on the outcome of the case.  So it proved in FlyMeNow Limited v...

Ain’t no mountain high enough… Superhero legal eagle sets new standards...

In almost 25years of fundraising I have not seen such a large amount of money raised in such a short space of time. Climbing...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Do you have capacity?

In the case of Fehily v Atkinson which was heard by the High Court at the end of last year, the Court had to...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: The difference between direct and indirect loss

The words “indirect loss” or “consequential loss” often appear in contracts.  But what do they actually mean and what is the difference between these...

Yorkshire’s number one law firm: Blacks Solicitors enjoy a stellar 2016

Blacks Solicitors’ reputation as one of the county’s leading practices has been reaffirmed in 2016 with the law firm winning both crucial cases and...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Court refuses to save an incomplete contract

The recent case of Wells v Devani has highlighted the perils of failing to agree the terms of a contract fully before performing that...

Giving you 100% of your settlement every time at Northone Solicitors

The RTA specialists After a non-fault road traffic accident (rta), the natural reaction for any driver may be to contact your insurer and start the...

BLACKS SOLICITORS: Do you have permission?

In residential tenancies, the landlord usually has the right to re-gain possession of the property if there has been a serious breach of the...