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Enforcement Blog: Attachment of Earnings Orders

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You have won your case and now have judgment, but the debtor won’t pay. Traditionally, you would probably consider instructing bailiffs. However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means bailiffs are currently suspended until at least 31 May 2021. As...

Enforcement Blog: Charging Orders

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You have won your case and now have judgment, but the debtor won’t pay. Traditionally, you would probably consider instructing bailiffs. However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means bailiffs are currently suspended until at least 31 May 2021. As...

Derek McMinn: Scandal Hit Surgeon

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There have been calls for an independent inquiry into the conduct of Mr Derek McMinn a well-known pioneering hip surgeon who practiced at the BMI Edgbaston Hospital. Shockingly, Mr McMinn, who famously operated on sportsman Andy Murray, is alleged to have...

New Build Homes: Construction Failures

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A recent episode of Rip Off Britain featured the nightmarish story of thirteen families who have recently discovered their new-build homes are virtually worthless . The estate in question was built next to an old landfill site that has been inactive for 40...

COVID-19 Update: Stay on Possession Proceedings Extended Further

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Possession proceedings have been stayed since March to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. This stay was due to lift on 23 August 2020. Provided landlords filed a reactivation notice compliant with the Civil Procedure Rules, their claims would...

Delays in Diagnosis of Cancer Caused by Covid-19

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If you have read the news lately you will have been inundated with articles about the ongoing pandemic. One especially sad story is that of Beth Pattison, a mum from County Durham, whose cancer was missed as suspected coronavirus. Beth had recovered from...

Injunctions - Should You Give Notice?

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An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a Court order which either; Prohibits a person from taking a particular action (a “Prohibitory Injunction”); or Requires a person to take a particular...

Legal Brief: Coronavirus and Residential Possession Claims Update

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NB: This is an update following our article of 9 April 2020, which can be found here . Although the lockdown has eased and many people have returned to work and restaurants will shortly be opening, the law on evicting tenants is far from back to normal....

Legal Brief: Coronavirus and Possession Claims

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The Coronavirus Act 2020, which came into force on 25 March 2020, offers limited protection to tenants, by extending the required notice period for eviction notices to three months. In and of itself, this would have left many tenants in a vulnerable...