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The importance of timing and understanding the court rules in litigation. Our Litigation Lawyers discuss.
The Court process can be very technical. There are numerous rules and tests. Understanding what can and cannot be done is vitally important not only so that you have the best chance of success but also so that you do not waste costs. This was demonstrated markedly in a recent court decision Personal Management Solutions Ltd and another v Gee 7 Group Ltd and another.
Commercial lease break clauses and advance payments considered by the court - our commercial property lawyers explain
Most commercial leases state that the annual rent is payable on the usual quarter days, being 25th March, 24th June, 29th September and 25th December. Some commercial leases include a break clause, allowing the tenant to bring the lease to an end early, often with a proviso that all rent must be paid up to this date. In a recent case involving Marks and Spencer (M&S), the question arose as to whether rent should be apportioned when a break clause is implemented part-way through a quarter.
â€œIf a person breaches a contract, and the innocent party takes steps to reduce his loss but achieves a greater benefit, does the law say he has to account for this?
Monitoring personal messages at work does not breach right to privacy - our employment lawyers explain a recent case.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have held that the monitoring and use of an employeeâ€™s private messages as part of disciplinary proceedings and subsequent legal action was a proportionate interference in the employeeâ€™s rights to privacy.