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Insurance Claims

See HERE for a post on the possibility of difficulties with insurance companies. Readers might like to know of the provisions of Section 55 (3) (f) of the Consumer Protection Act 2007. It reads: “55.- (3) A trader shall not engage in any of the following commercial practices: … (d) in relation to a consumer’s claim on an insurance policy, doing either or both of the following: (i) requiring the consumer to produce documents irrelevant to the validity of the […]

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Conveyancing CPD

Solicitors acting for land/building purchasers deliver “Requisitions on Title” to the vendors. The requisitions are direct questions addressing a range of issues of possible concern. Now that there is little or no conveyancing to be done it would be best to look at the process now and again to keep it fresh in the mind of the profession.

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Drink-Cycling

In case you decide to cycle from the pub, see Section 51 of the Road Traffic Act 1961.

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Representation

His firm on Park Avenue, New York, has filed for bankruptcy and the staff are fleeing the offices without their wages.

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Criminal Legal Aid

The court found that as a matter of probability, a defendant will be afforded a fair trial in summary proceedings in the District Court while represented solely by a solicitor.

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Buying a House

To hand over the key beforehand is to hand over possession. If a purchaser gets possession before parting with the purchase money there is a great temptation to evade or delay the handing over of the purchase money, at least until it suits the purchaser.

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A good cog?

Who, in the name of goodness, does the UK Roads Authority use to write its contracts?

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Don’t come back

In truth, neither the contractors nor the public authorities seeking tenders genuinely know what the costs of such projects are; the tenders are guesses.

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Public Procurement

These contracts are very valuable. They allow the person to whom the contract is awarded to, at the very least, pay the wages of the staff of the successful tendering company, say, during slack industry trading periods.

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Building Disputes

It is important to recognize that the expense of construction (which is considerable) carries the hidden reciprocal cost of the dispute and that the parties should budget for spending that money if and when the dispute breaks out. If that is budgeted for there will be a minimized loss of momentum in driving the dispute resolution process to an early conclusion.

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