Category Archive: Dispute Resolution


QOCS and what it means for claimants

The QOCS rules have been fundamentally changed for all cases issued after 6 April 2023. These changes will affect claimants and the way they pursue their claims. “QOCS” stands for Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting, a legal term used in litigation. It’s a rule that limits the responsibility of a losing claimant in a lawsuit to…

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How to prepare your business now for bumpier times ahead

With widespread economic uncertainty and potentially difficult times ahead, commercial legal expert Jaron Crooknorth and disputes expert Alex Lyttle look at how to make sure your business is in the best possible shape to weather approaching storms. Jaron and Alex are both partners at Gloucester law firm Tayntons, where they head up the Commercial and…

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How to prepare for a financial dispute resolution hearing

If you are going through a divorce, you need to ensure that a financial order is made to prevent claims against you in the future. A financial dispute resolution hearing is a private court hearing at which you and your former partner will try to reach an agreement over issues such as property, finances and…

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Dealing with a family business in a divorce

If you or your spouse has an interest in a business, there will always be arguments as to whether or not this should be taken into account during a divorce and treated as a matrimonial asset. If you have been in a long marriage, then the law aims to divide assets equally. This can be…

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The rights of Tenants Q&A

With the prospect of becoming a homeowner remaining out of reach for many in England and Wales, more people are choosing to rent rather than purchase a property. But what rights do renters have when it comes to repairs on a property? And what can they do if their landlord decides to increase the cost…

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