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All change – the court rules that is – our litigators explain


On 6th April 2015 there was a change to the court rules. A new protocol was brought in as to how courts expect parties to behave pre-proceedings. Before the change there were protocols, but parties’ conduct before proceedings commence is now being placed under much greater scrutiny. It is increasingly the case that parties will be criticised or even penalised for failing to observe the guidelines the courts lay down. We are very mindful of the changing climate, and what the courts expect. We remain fully up-to-date and all of our work in conducted to adhere strictly with the governing principles so as to protect our clients’ interests.

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Bankruptcy limit to change – our dispute resolution lawyers explain.


From 1st October 2015 the minimum level that a debt must be in order to begin bankruptcy proceedings increases from the current £750 (which has been the minimum since 1986) to £5,000. The change is to reserve bankruptcy proceedings to the more sizeable debts and provide an opportunity to the more vulnerable in society to gain protection from Debt Relief Orders

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