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Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court. The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court. The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

Conway v Eze: A residential conveyancing nightmare

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Mr and Mrs Conway lived in a prestigious house in London, but in 2010 they decided to sell it with the intention of relocating to Cambridge. When their house first went on the market the asking price was £7m, but that reduced over time as they...

Defamation: Some good cheer for Claimants

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It is generally accepted that the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) raised the bar in defamation claims, making it harder for those wronged to issue claims. A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has lowered the bar somewhat which should be...

What happens in Panama stays in Panama? A short review of the law of confidence

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On 3 April 2016 11.5 million files from the database of one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, were leaked following a hack of its computers. The leaked material has become known as the Panama Papers and...

Data protection: the "EU-US Privacy Shield" - will it be a shield of any substance?

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After much uncertainty, on 2 February this year the European Commission announced that it had reached agreement with the US to replace the Safe Harbor framework. However, anyone hoping that the announcement would bring clarity will be...

Classic Car Race Preparers/Restorers: Know your Client!

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A new customer steps into your workshop and asks you to carry out some work to their classic car. Nothing strange or newsworthy about that, but what happens if you later discover that your customer is not in fact the owner? With an increase in the...

Steering clear of trouble - tips to avoid problems with your classic car restoration or race preparation

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If you are thinking of having your classic car restored or race prepared etc, then this guide will help identify common problems and provide suggested solutions. 1. Understand who you are contracting with There is a...

Dealing with non-paying customers

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You stand back and admire your craftsmanship and attention to detail. The rebuild/repair/race preparation etc you have just finished is finally ready to be presented to your customer along with your bill. You have worked hard to get the project finished and...

How to deal with car workshop space invaders

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If you are you running out of space in your workshop because you are storing too much of your customers’ unwanted property, read on to find out what you can do to solve the problem! After a successful restoration or rebuild a customer might well ask...

Settlement of disputes: look before you leap...

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Litigation can be a risky enterprise as outcomes are often uncertain. In order to try and avoid the uncertainty of a trial, sensible litigants will often consider whether they can reach a settlement of their dispute with the other side long before a...

Buying at Auction: A Practical Guide

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Classic car auctions can be exciting events, but to the inexperienced they can also be very daunting. For those who buy without doing their homework first, an auction can result in very expensive mistakes. This short guide is designed to help...