New Rules on Rejecting Goods

The rules regarding when you can reject goods have never been that clear. The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 has, to a large extent, simplified the rules which are now...

Custodial sentence for contempt of Court

A Chief Executive and President of a defendant company in Commercial Court proceedings has been sentenced to an immediate and lengthy prison sentence of 18 months. The sanction of committal...

Restrictive Covenants which require consent

We are delighted that an article on this subject, written by Jonathan Kenwright of Croft Solicitors, and Andrew Francis, a barrister at Serle Court, was included in an edition of...

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Professionals take note! The recent case of Burgess and another v Lejonvarn [2016] EWHC 40, in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) is a cautionary tale for all professionals who sometimes...

Varying contracts by email

The High Court has considered a number of issues in the recent case of C&S Associates UK Ltd v Enterprise Insurance Company plc [2015] EWHC 3757, including varying contractual terms...

The HBOS Report – what it means for customers

We look at the wider implications of the findings in the report into the collapse of the High Street bank, HBOS, and the impact on customers who held investments with...

Building Disputes (from the customers point of view)

Residential Building Disputes When you invite builders to carry out works on or in your home, unfortunately there is the scope for disputes and misunderstandings. All but the most minor projects...

Mediation: the softer option that still packs a punch

Eleanor Burden, assistant solicitor at Croft Solicitors, explains how mediation can deliver a cost effective solution to commercial disputes. Mediation, as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), is by no...

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