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Inheritance Disputes – Recent Cases

Bringing a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act) has become more commonplace over recent years so it is useful to look at some recent cases about different categories of claimants who have made such claims. What is a claim under the Act?A claim may be made under the…

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Can I Re-open A Settlement Agreement?

The terms of a settlement agreement are nearly always hard fought and when the terms are agreed and the agreement signed, clients are always relieved as it invariably signals the end of a stressful dispute. But what if the terms of the settlement agreement are not what you thought they were? For example, something you…

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Limitation of Liability in Contracts

In commercial contracts and now increasingly in consumer clauses one of the standard clauses is to include a cap on liability in the event of a claim. Increasingly in commercial contracts there are multiple caps with separate financial limits applying to each claim rather than a single aggregate cap. In the case of multiple caps…

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Does a Court Sanctioned Sale Give Receivers Immunity?

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Denaxe Limited v Cooper & Anor is an important one for insolvency office-holders and trustees seeking court approval for a significant transaction, typically a commercial decision to sell business assets as a going concern. In this case, receivers sought and obtained the court’s approval in June 2019 to sell…