Ambiguous contractual terms lead to litigation headaches

Most commercial cases that pass through the courts have at their root a poorly drafted or insufficient contract. A meticulously drafted agreement can spare your company a lot of time and money should a dispute arise, especially where the terms are clear and concise...

Three year old compensated for injury on holiday

Accidents often happen on holidays, but it used to be difficult to secure compensation. Some comfort was afforded to families travelling abroad under the Package Holidays (Trade and Travel) Act 1995 where in Section 20 it provides that “The organiser shall be liable...

Accidents while on holidays – what to do

Whether you are covered by an insurance policy or not for travel/holiday insurance, in order to make a claim under the policy or against a tour operator there are important steps that need to be taken or recorded. The date and time of the accident Who it was reported...

Forfeiture clauses in commercial leases: A trap for the unwary

Disputes between commercial landlords and tenants are increasingly common and are usually associated with failure to pay rent or other breaches of covenant. Most rent disputes about amount go to arbitration, but where there is no provision for arbitration or where the...

Making a Will for an Elder

For an elderly person, making a Will can be difficult to understand so it is imperative that whatever they are about to do is very clearly explained. For a solicitor providing this service, a high duty of care is expected. The instructions for the Will must...

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