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A winding up petition is a request to the court to close down a company [“wind it up”] because it can’t pay its debts. You [“a creditor”] must prove that you are owed at least £750 and the company can’t pay you….

This post is in respect of applications in private law proceedings and does not relate to recordings of professionals. The answer is maybe! As the majority of people in the UK now have access to a smart phone and purchasing a recording…

How can you most effectively oppose a planning application that you fear will harm the peace and quiet of your home? Countryside residents were concerned by an application for an application for planning permission to provide hard standing pitches for travellers. They…

If you are looking to instruct a Direct Access barrister, you will first need to contact a barristers’ clerk – usually a member of a larger team of clerks. This team takes responsibility for administration within chambers (the barristers’ place of work)…

The aim of this article is to enable you to get the best out of your direct access barrister. Getting the best means being happy with the service you have been given. Here is the step by step to getting there: 1….

If you end up in the Family Court following the breakdown of your relationship you may hear the term ‘Fact-Finding’ being used regarding where your children should live or how their time should be split. This will usually occur where there are…

An opportunity for a business can be a threat to neighbours. A guest house in a quiet, leafy residential suburb applied for a premises licence to sell alcohol. Many neighbours were very worried about the use of the garden, potential noise and…

Neighbours can fall out over boundaries. Where was the original boundary? Was it straight? Has a fence or wall been replaced? Is there a hedge or trees on the boundary? Has the boundary moved? Is there a trespass? Restrictive covenants (legal restrictions…

Settlement conferences take place at court during proceedings concerning children. They can take place in public law cases involving local authorities (care proceedings) and in private law cases between individuals. Settlement conferences were pioneered in Canada over 15 years ago, where all…

On the breakdown of a relationship (whether a marriage or civil partnership or of co-habitation), the focus will usually be on the arrangements for any children of the family and sorting out the finances. Much time, money and effort is often spent…

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