Awarding Costs in Litigation

Litigation can be both a time consuming and costly exercise. In some legal disputes, you might end up being liable for not only your own legal costs but also the costs of the opposing party. As such, it is important to understand the possible cost consequences of...

Alternative Dispute Resolution Explained

Litigation can be a costly and time consuming process and parties are increasingly seeking alternative forms of resolving disputes. This article provides an overview of the main types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and their respective benefits and...

The Power of a Statutory Demand – business debt collection

If you are in business, whether it’s in the capacity of a company director, in management or if you represent a company as its accountant, you must know of the power of a Statutory Demand. This article sets out the huge benefits in using this as a method of very...

A Step by Step Guide to the Litigation Process

If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that at some point you will consider suing someone to recover a debt, seek damages for a breach of contract or to resolve an employment dispute. If you are considering commencing a legal action, it is important...

The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that Court cases are expensive and that clients are fearful that legal costs could escalate to an intolerable level. Lawyers...