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Employment Law

The Dos and Don'ts of Staff Poaching

Companies have long eyed up competitors’ talent with a view to bringing them on board to increase their own competitiveness. However, this activity is fraught with danger in terms of potential legal consequences. There are many dos and don’ts of staff poaching. If a company has an eye on a...

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Extradition Law

What Is Extradition?

This is a simplified collection of frequently asked questions about extradition. Extradition is a complex topic and anyone facing extradition proceedings should contact an experienced extradition specialist for formal legal advice. What is extradition? Extradition is the mechanism whereby states...

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Contract Law

Contracts: what’s in a name?

When entering into a contract it is important to ensure the name of the party you are contracting with is correct. However, if a mistake is made all may not be lost. There are two recent High Court cases on this point (outlined below). The cases show that it may not be fatal to name a contracting ...

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Litigation

What is a Pre-action Protocol?

LITIGATION - Part 2 Pre-action protocols are a series of steps to be taken by a person who wishes to bring a claim to court. These steps are intended to be easy to follow and to ensure that everyone involved is aware of the problem in dispute and what each ‘side’ states has happened. They are...

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Bankruptcy

Declaring Bankruptcy

First of all, declaring yourself Bankrupt is a very difficult decision, but the very fact that you’re here and reading this may mean you’re seriously considering it. We don't want to cloud your judgement either way. Our aim is to give you information that will help you understand the process of ...

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Trusts

Property in Trust explained

Before learning about how to create a Trust, we recommend reading ‘what is a Trust?’. How is Property in Trust created? A trust is created by a ‘settlor’, who transfers some (or all) of their property to a ‘trustee’. The trustee will then hold that Trust property for the benefit of the...

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