Dispute Resolution Law Blog

27 July 2011

2012 Olympic Games – Are you planning to use it to promote your business?

With one year to go until the 2012 Games many businesses are already looking forward to benefiting from the expected economy boost, particularly around London, but beware – there may be problems ahead...

1 June 2011

Maftah and another v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs

Maftah and another v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs ([2011] EWCA Civ 350) was an appeal by the Secretary of State against the decision at first instance that Article 6(1) rights could be invoked by an individual whose assets had been frozen by the state.

25 February 2011

A sad case about lost opportunities for mediation

Each party was ordered to bear their own costs following a failure either to mediate or settle a small building dispute which ended up reaching the Court of Appeal.

10 February 2011

Landlord fails to recover £270,000 major works costs from tenants

A landlord must bear the costs of almost £270,000 for repairs to a block of flats after failing to recover these from the tenants due to non compliance with the statutory requirements to consult the tenants over the proposed costs.

14 January 2011

Tenancy Deposit Scheme – some relief for landlords

The Court of Appeal in Tiensa v Vision Enterprises Ltd has decided that a landlord will not be penalised as long as he has protected the tenant’s deposit by complying with the initial requirements and given certain prescribed information to the tenant by the date of any court hearing rather than 14 days after receiving the deposit.

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