Last week one of the solicitors from our dispute resolution team settled a claim for costs at mediation. It was the first costs mediation we have attended, and the process would have led to a binding evaluation being performed that day if a settlement had not been agreed. The claim
Our City employment lawyers have had a busy month with Settlement Agreements this February. In 90% of cases we successfully increased the employers’ initial offers on behalf of our employee clients. In 100%, we recovered our fees for the advice and assistance provided as part of our clients’ package, meaning they kept
Earlier this week one of the solicitors from our High Wycombe office successfully resolved a personal injury claim dating from over 13 years ago. The circumstances involved a road traffic accident and our client was only 8 years old when she suffered the injury. The driver was uninsured meaning that
The Government announced in their 2015 Autumn Statement that an additional 3% above the current SDLT rates will be payable for homeowners purchasing an additional residential property, for those properties costing more than £40,000. The new higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due to come into effect
In March 2016 MPs will debate an amendment to current divorce laws to introduce a ‘no fault based divorce’. This means that divorce would become available to those couples who separate amicably and allows them to issue a divorce petition together to say that their marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Our employment team have settled a claim for a head of department of a multinational corporation who was unfairly constructively dismissed and discriminated against on the basis of her disability for £80,000. Our team acted on a no win, no fee basis and further details cannot be provided for confidentiality reasons.
Jennifer Sole and Jessica Bass recently assisted a local charity in their redundancy process. Settlement agreements were successfully negotiated to protect the employer and prevent future claims. Further details cannot be provided for confidentiality reasons.
The team from our Gracechurch Street office today settled a long running personal injury claim which had arisen from a serious accident at work. The Claimant will retain 100% of their damages as this matter was conducted on a no win, no fee agreement signed prior to the Jackson reforms
We are pleased to welcome Amy Carter and Corinne Smith to the Curzon Green team. Amy started at the end of last month and is working as a legal assistant in the employment, commercial and property teams. Corinne started today and will be training as a solicitor with the firm.
Our litigation department recently settled a multi-track property dispute at a mediation in central London. All stages of the litigation had been completed and the matter would have gone to a 3-day trial which would have involved disputes regarding contributions to the property and fraud.
Our head of Family Law, Helen Duthie successfully obtained an emergency Court order under the Children Act to prevent a child being taken to France by her father to live without the mother’s consent. An initial meeting, drafting the application and statements, and two Court hearings later it was all