Covid-19 Business Continuity Statement

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In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we would like to assure our clients, colleagues and associates that despite these challenging times, our priority is maintaining business operations as usual whilst ensuring the safety and well-being of our teams. The situation is changing by the day, and we are continuously…

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Common disputes in the construction industry

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The construction industry has come under fire recently due to its allegedly ‘adversarial’ nature, something which if true has the potential to fuel a variety of contract disputes. In an industry where contract disputes are at an all time high and at their most expensive - a report called 'Does…

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A guide to common commercial property disputes

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Are you a landlord that has been involved in a commercial lease dispute? Unfortunately, this is quite a common occurrence. Even if you haven’t yet been involved in a dispute with your tenants, it’s a good idea to make yourself aware of potential issues you might face in the future.…

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Removing squatters from a commercial property

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People squatting in your property feels frustrating and unjust, particularly if the property is intended for commercial purposes and you have businesses lined up to take up tenancies. The key to resolving the issue is understanding what each party (you, the landlord, and the squatters) are allowed to do. Our…

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Architect and client relationship pitfalls

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During any architectural project, there are numerous ways in which communication between vital parties breaks down and then delays the project’s completion. The vital parties are the architect or architectural firm carrying out the work, and the client that hired them. There is an exchange of ideas that, if poorly…

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What is a statutory demand?

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When someone owes you money (or vice versa), things can get heated quickly which is why there are certain legal processes in place to ensure that arrears are paid back. One particular process is called a statutory demand, and this article is going to explain that process in full. Whether…

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Abacus Solicitors lends a hand in £15m Warrington apartment development

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With nine stories of high-end luxury apartments, a brushed aluminium exterior and the town’s first rooftop garden, the £15 million pound development on Mersey Street is the first of its kind for Warrington and we’re delighted to be involved in the project. The apartment block is a statement of intent…

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Different types of construction contracts explained

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Construction contract law is one of the more convoluted fields of professional law and, for businesses engaging the services of a building or plumbing company (just two examples), the contractual side of things can be confusing. From the baffling legalese to the mildly disconcerting small print, construction contracts can seem…

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A guide to litigation terminology

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The language of the courtroom is often accused of being exclusionary because of its many terms reserved for those qualified to use them. From counterclaiming and counsel to privilege and proceedings, you'd be forgiven for any confusion or misunderstanding. For many, law jargon is just that: a collection of terms…

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A guide to contractual disputes between landlords & tenants

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As the buy-to-let market grows, so does the number of landlord and tenant disputes. From lease renewals and damage to property, to forbidden pets and getting a security deposit back in one piece - without proper communication, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Here are some of the more…

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