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Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Options for dealing with a tenant in arrears with rental payments
As the cost-of-living crisis continues, more and more tenants are unable to afford their rent and are falling into arrears. This can be financially devastating for landlords, especially if mortgage rates are biting hard. If you are a landlord whose tenants have stopped paying their rent, what can you do? Ken Stangoe, Partner in the…
Smooth sailing on sale of Boxx Communications to Focus Group
‘Helping the co-founders Dean Burgin and James Green to sell Boxx Communications to Focus Group has been a real pleasure and smooth deal to have been involved with’ says Danielle Austin, Senior Associate Solicitor and lead adviser. Boxx Communications was founded in 2011 with the aim to source and supply high value, low-cost telecommunication and…
Private Client Services
When should a lay trustee consult a solicitor?
‘Trusts are typically used to preserve assets for loved ones in private client estate planning, and many trusts are fairly inactive a lot of the time,’ says Dagmara Kulczykowska, a Partner in the Wills and Probate team with Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors.
Allegations of bullying at work; how should employers respond?
While there is no law specifically against bullying, it can lead to claims for personal injury, as well as tribunal claims for constructive unfair dismissal. If the bullying fits the definition of harassment under the Equality Act 2010 and relates to a protected characteristic, such as race, religion, or sex this is discrimination. Employers can…
Top tips for negotiating a successful MBO sale
If you are planning to sell your business to your management team, agreeing the terms of the deal is just the beginning. It is vital that you manage the management buyout (MBO) process from start to finish as you would any major project. At each stage there will be key decisions and making the right…
Selling a property quickly to get out of a mortgage
Rising interest rates have dominated the headlines recently, with the Bank of England estimating a million households could see their monthly mortgage repayments increase by £500 over the next three years. If you are affected, you may even be thinking about giving up your property so you will no longer have the burden of a…