News

Costs mediation settlement

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

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Settlement Agreement News

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

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Historic Personal Injury Claim Settled

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

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New Stamp Duty Land Tax Rules

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

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No Fault Based Divorce To Possibly Be Introduced

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.

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Disability Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal claim resolved

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.

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Redundancy advice provided to local charity

 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.

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January Transfer Window Signing

 The New Year welcomes Harry White, trainee solicitor, to the Curzon Green team. Harry has a background in litigation but is likely to find himself initially working in our family and property teams.

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Multi-track personal injury claim resolved

 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

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New additions

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.

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Multi-track property dispute settled

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.

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Emergency Court Order Obtained

 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

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