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Insurers remain reluctant to pay business...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 3rd Mar 2021
On 28 February 2021 the Sunday Times reported that FTSE 250 insurer Hiscox offered a struggling East London café owner £13.00 in settlement of its business interruption claim. The London café claimed for more than 3 months’ loss, comprising of £1,600 a month in rent and £2,500 a month in stock, after it faced closure due to the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The café had said it had been “battling bankruptcy” due to closure, like many other businesses in the UK today. It was reported by sources close to the FTSE insurer that only...

Has your solicitor or conveyancer failed...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 28th Dec 2020
If you own a leasehold property or have done so in the past, it is likely you will be aware of the term ‘ground rent’. Ground rent is a charge from the freeholder and paid by the leaseholder for the duration of the lease. Ground rent terms can be escalating or fixed and therefore it is important to make sure you are familiar with the terms of your ground rent before you exchange contracts of sale. As well as potentially costing you a lot of money some ground rent clauses can be onerous which may cause problems in the future when attempting to sell...

Can Blood Clots Be Dangerous?

Posted in Medical Negligence on 9th Nov 2020
Blood clotting, or coagulation, is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. However, if a blood clot forms inside one of your veins unexpectedly and does not dissolve on its own, this can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation. Failure to diagnose and treat these either acutely or prophylactically can lead to devastating circumstances. Types of blood clots The circulatory system is made up of vessels called veins and arteries, which transport blood throughout the body. Blood clots can...

Buying a home before the Stamp Duty Deadline

Posted in Conveyancing on 4th Nov 2020
Last week it was announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick that although Lockdown 2.0 comes in to practice on Thursday 5th November, the “UK housing market will remain open throughout this period.” Following the damaging effects from the first national lockdown, the property sector has narrowly avoided the restrictions this time around, allowing consumers to continue to take full advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday and find their dream home. Of course, it was further confirmed that “Everyone should continue to play their part in reducing the...
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