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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
A recent case has highlighted the position of formal demands under personal guarantees. In October 2018 the High Court decided that Barclays Bank could rely on a formal written demand even where the amount specified was incorrect as it exceeded the liability cap in the guarantee.A simple guarantee d...
Friday, 4 January 2019
For the past few years the Civil Justice Council ADR Working Group has been looking at the role of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and considering how it can and should be used in the future. The main question posed was whether it should be compulsory.They published their Final Report in Novemb...
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Christmas is only a month away so if you have not yet applied for any TENs (Temporary Event Notices) for any events which are not covered by a Premises Licence, then you need to act now. Soon it will be too late.This year at least Christmas Eve and New Years Eve do not fall on a weekend, but there a...
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Last year I warned of the consequences of employing illegal workers, those illegal immigrants not entitled to work in the UK. See my blog here.For many years the food and entertainment sector has been a hiding ground for illegal immigrants. Even in the sleepy Cotswolds the temptation may be too much...
Thursday, 5 July 2018
There is often confusion about on and off sales and consumption of alcohol in pub gardens. Since 2005 the main cause has been the lack of clarity in the licensing law. The latest Guidance issued by the Home Office tries to make it clear.In premises licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on th...
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Last August I blogged about the perils of trying to rely on a hotly disputed contract where the contract was based on an alleged conversation in a pub.The spat between Jeffrey Blue and Mike Ashley ended up in the High Court which found that no contract had been made.But this also applies to any any ...
Friday, 4 May 2018
The Royal Wedding is fast approaching. I recently posted a blog giving details of the extension of hours for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and extended late night refreshment for those premises. Some premises may have areas not covered by their Premises Licence in which they al...
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
As I mentioned in my blog in January, the Government indicated that it may extend licensing hours for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to allow people to celebrate on the nights of Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May until 1am the following morning.  Following a consultation, it h...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
You havegiven a Personal Guarantee to a creditor of a debt payable by another personcompany or organization, the creditor has made a formal demand and followed itup with service of a Statutory Demand. What should you do?First ofall you must act quickly. To avoid a bankruptcy petition you must make p...
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Prior to 1996 therewas no regulation outside of London which gave a statutory mechanism for resolvingbuilding issues with Party Walls and other structures against a boundary. ByParty Walls I mean walls and structures which are shared by adjoining propertiesor built on or near the boundary line.The A...

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