Recovering debts set to get tougher under new rules

New rules set to be introduced next month that are designed to speed-up the resolution of financial disputes and debt recovery, could result in claims in fact taking even longer, says a commercial dispute resolution legal [...]

First pensions hire for Shoosmiths’ Birmingham office

National law firm Shoosmiths has hired its first pensions partner in Birmingham to boost its national team. Lynette Lewis has joined the firm as a partner from Eversheds Sutherland, and brings nine years’ experience as a [...]

The Cost of Extreme Weather

Protect your business against the risk of flooding In the wake of the devastating floods caused by Storm Harvey in the States, it is becoming increasingly apparent that these extreme weather events are becoming more frequent [...]

Supreme Court ruling is good news for big brands

Big brands such as Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren, Adidas and others will be celebrating today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that the distribution of so-called “grey market goods” without the consent of the brand owner is [...]

Ground Rent Review on the agenda for Government Consultation

Specialist housing lawyers are calling on Registered Providers (RPs) to engage with a Government consultation which is seeking views on prohibiting the sale of new build leasehold houses and limiting ground rent. Lawyers at national law [...]


Insolvency action may rise as an unintended consequence of the introduction of the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims on 1 October, warns Karen Chapman from Clarke Willmott LLP. Debt recovery specialist Karen says the Ministry of Justice’s protocol [...]