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Monday 23 October 2017

What is an HMO and what do you need to know?

Here at Bell and Buxton, I act on behalf of many landlords, and advise on various issues which can come up during property management. One particular issue which can cause confusion is whether a prope...

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Monday 21 August 2017

Stop! Estoppel.

One legal concept which I find frequently confuses laymen is the concept of estoppel. The concept, dating back to the days of equity, is concerned with the idea of preventing a party from tricking ano...

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Monday 14 August 2017

A Missed Opportunity?

One particular issue which can cause litigators to scratch their heads is loss of chance. This concerns losses which, rather than being fixed and certain, flow from a lost opportunity. These are more ...

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Wednesday 02 August 2017

Fee or Free?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the introduction of employment tribunal fees in 2013 was unlawful, and the government is now facing a £27 million refund to Claimants who brought tribunal claim...

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Friday 21 July 2017

A Banker and a Billionaire walk into a bar....

You may have read recently that Mike Ashley has been in a spot of bother. There was recently a two week trial in the High Court, where Mr Ashley was sued by a business analyst who claimed that, during...

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Wednesday 05 July 2017

​You Know What They Say About Assumptions…..

One issue which regularly comes up in all areas of law, but particularly litigation, is a complete disagreement by all parties in an oral contract as to what the terms of the agreement were. You somet...

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