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August 2017

Part 36 Offers and the amended discount rate - beware of the rules for service

Part 36 Offers and the amended discount rate - beware of the rules for service

The impact of the amended discount rate which was reduced from 2.5% to -0.75% on 20 March 2017 is widely felt, not least regarding the practical issue ...

Supreme Court considers the appropriate approach to be taken to Solicitors' Costs

Supreme Court considers the appropriate approach to be taken to Solicitors' Costs

Sheehan v Corr Supreme Court [Appeal No 94/16] On 15 June 2017 the Supreme Court issued a judgement in a matter which the Court described as "raising ...

Are you getting it right? Updated guidance issued on Employers' Right to Work Checks

Are you getting it right? Updated guidance issued on Employers' Right to Work Checks

Employers who fail to carry out right to work checks in accordance with Home Office Guidance risk the sanction of a civil penalty (up to £20,000) or r ...

Negligent Misstatement and the importance of disclaimers

Negligent Misstatement and the importance of disclaimers

JLL contended that it did not owe any duty of care to Mr. Walsh to ensure that the details published in its sales brochure were accurate. JLL claimed ...

Supreme Court considers the appropriate approach to be taken to solicitors costs

Supreme Court considers the appropriate approach to be taken to solicitors costs

High Court Decision Augustus Cullen appealed the Taxing Master's decision to the High Court. This appeal was heard over 3 days in 2015 before the Pres ...

A Guide to the Mediation Bill 2017

A Guide to the Mediation Bill 2017

Statutory Declaration Where a client decides not to mediate, the solicitor must swear a statutory declaration that they advised their client to consid ...

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Act 2017 cont.

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Act 2017 cont.

Reaction to Gallagher v ACC This amendment appears to be a response to the Supreme Court decision of Gallagher -v- ACC Bank Plc t/a ACC Bank [2012] IE ...

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Act 2017

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Act 2017

Enacted on 25 July 2017, this legislation contains significant and far reaching changes to the limitation period for complaints to the Ombudsman.  

Real Estate Tip of the Week: When needing time to consider is not reasonable

Real Estate Tip of the Week: When needing time to consider is not reasonable

The recent case of Minerva (Wandsworth) Limited v Greenland Ram (London) Limited highlights the importance of carefully considering circumstances in w ...

Checking if proceedings have been served correctly: Tips for Trusts and Lawyers

Checking if proceedings have been served correctly: Tips for Trusts and Lawyers

When receiving served proceedings, it can be easy for Trusts to simply file an Acknowledgment of Service without scrutinising how the documents were r ...