Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession Adverse possession is a legal principle by which an individual who is not the legal owner of land can become the legal owner by being in possession of the land for the requisite period of time. Adverse possession is often referred to as “squatters...
Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system

Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system

Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party (i.e., the mediator) assists parties to a dispute to narrow and / or resolve the issues at hand. The mediator will not make...
Covid-19 Commercial Rent Arrears – September 2022 Update

Covid-19 Commercial Rent Arrears – September 2022 Update

Covid-19 Commercial Rent Arrears – September 2022 Update September 2022 UpdateThe Scheme introduced in the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 gave tenants of commercial premises a six month window to apply for arbitration. There was provision for the Government to...
Options available for company during financial difficulties

Options available for company during financial difficulties

Options available for company during financial difficulties A company experiencing financial difficulties is not necessarily a cause for alarm, as it is part of the natural cycle of a business generally. If, however, the directors are concerned about the financial...
Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations

Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations

Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations Employee Ownership Trusts (“EOTs”) are a great way for shareholders to sell their companies for the best value in a more tax-efficient way than a traditional trade sale. EOTs were introduced by the...
NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences On 13 December 2021, NatWest was fined £264 million for breaches of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR 2007). As the first criminal conviction and the FCA’s first criminal prosecution under the MLR 2007,...
Introduction to Franchising

Introduction to Franchising

Introduction to Franchising Business franchising involves an established business (known as the franchisor) allowing a third party (known as the franchisee), to trade as their own businesses under the franchisor’s brand. This licence is usually granted on the...
Minimum Legal Age of Marriage

Minimum Legal Age of Marriage

Minimum Legal Age of Marriage Divorce & Family Law There has been a lot of media coverage recently, regarding the government’s pledge to raise the minimum legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales. Presently it is possible for 16 and 17-year-olds to...