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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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Employment Tribunals Don’t Punish, They Compensate

Some employers treat their staff disgracefully but, no matter how bad their conduct may be, the objective of the tribunal system is not to punish them but to compensate those who suffer at their hands. A case on point concerned an immigrant worker who was plunged into depression after suffering extortion at his boss’s hands….

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Leaving a gift to a Charity in your Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how a Solicitor can help you include a gift to charity in your Will. Ruth Appleton from our Private Client department was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the benefits of leaving a gift…

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Financiers – always put your deals in writing!

One would have thought that sophisticated financial professionals engaged in high value deals would have the sense to get their agreements recorded in writing by a professional. However, that is sadly not universal practice and a High Court case illustrated the kind of disputes to which such failures can give rise. Outline of the Case…

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Employment Law: What you need to know

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, provides answers to some popular questions about Employment and what to do if you are facing problems in the workplace. What is Employment Law? Employment law is a set of laws that deal with the rights of employees and the responsibilities of an Employer. Employment law covers a wide…

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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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How can Tayntons help your business?

We asked our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, some popular questions on starting up a new business and how Tayntons can assist business owners with issues that could potentially arise.  Which areas of Employment can Tayntons assist with to help business owners? Our employment specialists are highly experienced and have supported businesses of all sizes…

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