Disputes Resolution

How To Avoid Distribution Agreement Dilemmas

What is a distribution agreement? A distributor buys goods or services from a manufacturer or wholesaler and resells them on its own behalf. more

Interim Injunctions Explained

An injunction is usually a separate action within a larger claim. It is a discretionary remedy that takes the form of a court order and requires a party to either refrain from doing something (prohibitory) or to specifically do something (mandatory). Where a temporary injunction is put in place pending the outcome of proceedings between the parties this is known as an interim injunction (previously known as an 'interlocutory injunction'). more

Understanding Mediation

Settling a dispute in court is costly, complex and stressful. Therefore, parties to a dispute are encouraged to seek resolution through alternative means such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation. These processes are more cost-effective and allow the people involved to come to an agreement between themselves rather than have a solution imposed on them by a judge. more

The Law of Defamation Explained

Defamation may occur when a person makes a statement that damages your reputation.  The 1936 case of Sim v Stretch provided the common law test which is 'would the words tend to lower the plaintiff [claimant] in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally?'  Lord Atkin said: “A defamatory statement is one which injures the reputation of another by exposing him to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, or which tends to lower him in the esteem of right-thinking members of society.” more

How to Recover a Personal Debt

If a friend or family member owes you money it can be excruciatingly uncomfortable to ask them to pay you back.  However, if the size of the debt is substantial then you may have no choice but to take measures to collect the money owed to you. This guide is designed to inform you of the different steps you can take to collect a personal debt. more

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