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Litigation

The Final Countdown: Limitation Dates: What they are and why they are important

Limitation dates arise from the Limitation Act 1980 and create deadlines for when various types of claim must be issued at Court. Whilst the applicable deadline varies between different types of claim, the purpose of limitation dates is clear and consistent: to bring a certainty and finality to litigation.

Litigation

Brexit and Commercial Contracts

Many businesses, particularly those dealing with EU entities, will have audited their commercial contracts throughout the Brexit transition period. However, as we approach the end of the transition period, fresh audits of existing contracts should now be considered. The difficulty many businesses are facing is, given that so much is undecided and last-minute discussions are continuing, it is not yet clear how their contracts will be affected.

Commercial Property

Brexit – The Effect on Commercial Disputes

Experts are predicting a surge in litigation and appeals if proposed Brexit regulations published by the UK government are introduced. This is because, if enacted, the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Relevant Court) (Retained EU Case Law) Regulations 2020 (the Act), would give greater freedom to the UK's domestic courts to overturn EU case law after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Litigation

Eviction of residential tenants and the Coronavirus Act 2020 – Section 21 Notices

The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020, meaning this emergency piece of legislation is now, officially, law. But what affect has this had on residential tenancies? In the first of this two-part blog, Commercial and Litigation Solicitor Thomas Cumming considers the affect of the Coronavirus Act 2020 has had on possession proceedings under both Section 21 Housing Act 1988 and Section 8 Housing Act 1988.

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