Category Archive: Alex Lyttle

Long Leaseholders Ignore the Terms of Their Leases At Their Peril!

Many long leaseholders mistakenly believe that they have much the same rights as freeholders and can do pretty much what they like with their properties. As one case strikingly showed, however, ignoring the terms of your lease can put both your home and your investment at risk. Outline of the Case The case concerned a…

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Oral offers are easy to make – but make sure it’s on paper!

Those intent on changing jobs can easily have their heads turned by glittering offers of remuneration and benefits made over lunch and a handshake. As one case strikingly highlights, it is written terms of engagement that matter.  Taking expert advice is the best way to avoid bitter disappointment. What happened? The case concerned two very…

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Watching your back

Every business person who has that entrepreneurial sixth sense to smell out opportunity and the courage to grasp it will need good professional advice. They might consider any professional advice to be too staid and cautious but after having their fingers burned once, they can see that correct professional advice is indispensable if they are…

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Settling Your Differences

 With both the current economic uncertainty regarding Brexit and the lead up to the Christmas period, the number of Settlement Agreements (previously Compromise Agreements) being offered to employees has greatly increased.  They are typically used in redundancy situations. It is a document that many of us have heard of but what is it and what…

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What is a Liquidated Debt?

Only liquidated debts, for specific amounts which have been ascertained fully and finally, can form the basis of bankruptcy petitions. As a High Court case shows, discerning which debts fall into that category can be far from straightforward. Outline of the Case The case concerned a businesswoman who had engaged in joint ventures to build…

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How we help and support our clients – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter this morning about how they give clients peace of mind by providing expert legal advice during what can be a stressful time. Our Litigation Solicitors, Alex Lyttle and James Melvin-Bath, gave us an insight into their day-to-day tasks as a Solicitor. As a solicitor, explain to us how…

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Facing Court action? Don’t bury your head in the sand!

If you are facing court proceedings, burying your head in the sand is the worst option you can take.  You should consult a lawyer immediately. In this case, a pair of business people who failed to take that sensible step were stripped of valuable shareholdings and had their behaviour criticised by the trial judge. Outline…

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Woman Who Helped Friend to Defraud Creditors Hit Hard in the Pocket

Helping friends in financial trouble is one thing, but assisting them in defrauding their creditors is quite another. In this case, a woman who came to the dishonest aid of a businessman facing bankruptcy was herself hit hard in the pocket. Outline of the case The woman was sole director and shareholder of an entirely…

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