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JUN
07

When would a security for costs be used and what are the benefits?

Generally, in litigation, the losing party is ordered to pay a substantial portion of the winning party's legal costs. Security for costs is a legal remedy that can be sought by a defendant who is concerned they are being pursued by opportunistic claimants who may not be able to (or want to) pay any costs awarded against it.

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JUN
07

Making a claim: what happens after dispute resolution fails?

Parties are encouraged by the courts under the Civil Procedure Rules to attempt to resolve any dispute using alternative dispute resolution methods before issuing a formal legal claim. Methods of ADR that are used include negotiation, adjudication, arbitration, mediation and expert determination. However, ADR does not work in every case and in those circumstances, it may be that more formal court proceedings are necessary. The ADR process can still assist the parties even if the matter does need to proceed to court since they will understand more about the dispute from both sides and will have been able to evaluate the strength of the evidence against them. It is even possible to agree on some points of the dispute before the matter proceeds to court on the remaining issues.

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JUN
07

Guide to limitation in dispute resolution

Parties have a set timeframe within which they can bring a civil claim or give notice to the other party that this is their intention. The main statute that covers limitation periods is the Limitation Act 1980. Limitation periods vary depending on the type of claim that is involved. This can be an issue where time is short, since parties are expected to exhaust alternative dispute resolution methods before issuing claims under pre-action Practice Direction protocols.

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MAY
14

Recent instructions for Lewis Nedas Law specialist Serious Fraud, Serious Crime and extradition lawyers

  1. extraditioni) Jeffrey Lewis advises an individual following allegations of involvement in multi-million pound pension fraud: he will be assisted by Siobhain Egan;

    ii) Jeffrey also advises a substantial buy to let landlord who has found that over 20 of his properties have been ‘colonised' by individuals running cannabis ‘farms'. The Police force to whom this issue has been reported has not reacted at all to this complaint, and it is now left to the landlord to pursue civil proceedings against these ‘sub-tenants' and his managing agents.

  2. i) Keith Wood defends an individual facing complex confiscation proceedings following a conviction for conspiring to defraud HMRC of £10million (the client was represented by another firm at trial). Keith is one of the top confiscation defence experts in the Country, he works with leading forensic accountants and barristers and achieves great success with these type of cases;

    ii) Keith is also defending another client facing extradition proceedings brought by the Spanish Government following allegations of involvement in a large scale 'time share' fraud which has attracted National publicity both here and in Spain.

  3. i) Sean Reilly advises a businessman whose assets have been frozen by a Civil Recovery Order brought as a result of a joint investigation by HMRC and the NCA. It is even more likely now, with the budgetary constraints and financial cuts that all investigative agencies are currently facing, that instead of instituting lengthy expensive criminal proceedings (for tax evasion and money laundering as in this case), the authorities will now directly target assets that they suspect are the Proceeds of Crime. The burden of proof will be upon the defendant to show that these assets are bona fide, have been lawfully acquired and that tax has been paid upon the income used to purchase those assets;

    ii) Sean is also representing a client facing extradition proceedings brought by the US Government, concerning allegations of serious fraud.

  4. Richard Demczak of our Oxford Office has received the following recent instructions:

    i) An undergraduate student at Oxford University facing three allegations of rape;
    ii) A young man with severe learning difficulties facing an allegation of rape;
    iii) A professional man defending a charge of perverting the course of justice;
    iv) Two young men accused of cultivating cannabis, they will raise the statutory defence (s45 Modern Slavery Act 2015) of victims of modern slavery and people trafficking.

  5. i) Siobhain Egan advises an academic investigated by Police, following a historic allegation of rape, which allegedly occurred some 56 years ago;

    ii) She also represents a Company Director facing an allegation of dishonesty and fraud.
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MAY
10

Laura Saunsbury writes her latest article published in the CPSA's magazine 'Pull!' - May 2018

cpsaRead Laura's article here.

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