Our legal team has a wealth of experience in assisting claimants who have had an accident at their workplace to get their lives back on track. It may be possible for you to proceed with a claim on a no win, no fee basis as with other personal injury claims. Please complete and return our Personal Injury Questionnaire and we will quickly provide you with a free initial assessment of your case.
An employer has a legal duty to all of his employees to comply with all of the applicable health and safety regulations. This is to ensure that the work environment is safe for those who work there. The duty also takes into account the worsening of any existing conditions an employee may have, which is attributable to the workplace. Even when the accident may have been caused by a fellow colleague, it is ultimately the employer who has the responsibility to protect you from being harmed through vicarious liability.
However, when these regulations are not followed and an accident occurs due to defective equipment, unsafe working practices, inadequate risk assessments or even a combination of these, serious injuries can result from an employer's negligence. It is when these accidents occur, that we step in and guide you towards obtaining the compensation you rightfully deserve for the harm you have suffered. The compensation will vary as it is dependent on how serious the injury is. Understandably, an injury at work can be very distressing and you deserve to be able to move on with your life.
Ideally, your partnership agreement should determine what happens in the event of a dispute. Where there is a partnership agreement, that agreement will hopefully be comprehensive and well thought out, so as to provide a remedy for the dispute.
However, if your partnership agreement does not provide for disputes, the Partnership Act 1980 provides rules for the mutual rights and duties of partners. This Act will often apply in absence of partnership agreements or will ‘fill in the gaps’ of existing agreements.
In circumstances where a partner has breached the partnership agreement, the innocent party may at that stage have an action for breach of contract. A good partnership agreement will also generally have a mechanism for when a partner can be removed and what happens to his or her share of partnership assets and possibly debts. Provisions may also include the ability for a partner or partners to be bought out by remaining partners.
With or without a Partnership Agreement
Alternative dispute resolution methods are strongly advised before conducting court proceedings in relation to a dispute. We will always consider alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation first, as these are quicker and cheaper than going to Court.
Our lawyers are highly experienced negotiators with experience in mediation, arbitration and adjudication. We have achieved results for our clients which often would not be achieved following lengthy litigation and allows for a better prospect of relationships being preserved.
Cyber fraud is increasingly affecting individuals and businesses.
Business owners and other professionals including fellow solicitors owe their clients a duty of care and will be held legally responsible for their client's losses where there has been negligence or breach of trust on their part. In a solicitor and client relationship, a solicitor that fails to undertake reasonable steps to verify a seller's identity before completing a conveyancing transaction is likely to be found liable. Similarly, a solicitor that fails to notice the signs of fraud before it occurs is also likely to be found liable.
Our solicitors have recovered 100% of our client's losses in a number of cyber fraud claims, and it is a significant part of our dispute resolution department's caseload. We are often able to act on a no win, no fee basis and also offer a spectrum of other flexible funding solutions where the claim for negligence or breach of trust has merit.
The scale and extent of cyber fraud is so large that anyone who uses computers to bank, shop or even communicate with friends could be a target. There are many different types of cyber fraud, which can affect both individuals and businesses:
Cyber fraud targeting individuals:
Electronic financial frauds such as online banking frauds and internet enabled card-not-present (CNP) fraud
Fraudulent sales through retail sites or through fake websites
Mass-marketing frauds and consumer scams, including phishing scams where they use fraudulent emails disguised as legitimate emails
Cyber fraud targeting businesses and solicitors:
Where fraudsters intercept emails between the solicitor and their client and 'arrange' for monies intended for a property transaction to be diverted to their account
Invoice Fraud - Where a fraudster sends a false invoice to a client ahead of the law firm sending their legitimate invoice
Chief Executive Fraud - This occurs when a fraudster poses as a Chief Executive or superior advisor in a company creating a stressful situation where the receiver of the message feels they need to respond to the request of transferring monies urgently without questioning the validity of the message
Friday afternoon Fraud - This occurs on the traditional day that conveyancing completions are taking place, where clients receive emails that appear to have come from their solicitor asking them to transfer their deposit to an alternative bank account. By taking place on a Friday, this also allows the fraudsters time over the weekend to move the money before anyone can realise and intervene.
Identity fraud - This occurs when someone other than the legal owner of the property poses as the legal owner and tries to sell the property without the owner's consent or knowledge.
In a residential context our lawyers frequently assist clients with the following:
In an area that is becoming ever more regulated there are numerous pitfalls that can befall unwary landlords and tenants alike. Our specialist lawyers can assist with general advice to avoid those pitfalls prior to and during a let, and are always on hand to advise and take any necessary action should a dispute or problem unfortunately arise. We will outline our costs to you at the outset and for some more straightforward matters (such as possession claims under the accelerated section 21 procedure) fixed fee options will be offered.