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Breach of contract – penalties and liquidated damages

16 Oct 2014 by

  Recovering Damages When a party breaches a contract the innocent party is entitled to recover damages. Usually these damages will be assessed on the basis that the innocent party is entitled to be put into the position it would have been but for the breach. This means, for example, damages will be awarded for ... more>

Goods left at a property; To dispose or not dispose…

13 Oct 2014 by

In the recent decision of Campbell v Redstone Mortgages Limited [2014] EWHC 3081 (CH), the High Court has considered the position of landlords, buyers and mortgagees who find themselves as involuntary custodians of another’s chattels left at a property. In that case, the Claimant, Miss Campbell, sought guidance from the Court in respect of her ... more>

Legal 500 (2014) describes Colman Coyle as ‘Excellent’

3 Oct 2014 by

Colman Coyle has once again been ranked as a leading firm in the Legal 500 (2014 edition), the world’s leading independent authority on legal service providers. The firm was described in the directory as being ‘excellent’ whilst  David Malamatenios was noted for his ‘business-focused advice’. This follows on from the 2013 edition, where Partner Georgina Kyriacou ... more>

Partner Hema Anand listed in the Hot 100 in residential leasehold property

2 Oct 2014 by

Hema Anand has been listed in the top 100 influential people in the residential leasehold property sector. The list compiled by News on the Block, the leading publishers of news for the residential flat industry  in the UK  includes influential leasehold campaigners, Parliamentarians, trade and professional bodies, managing agents, building owners, investors, developers, valuers  and lawyers. ... more>

International Referral Conference – Changing Perspectives

1 Oct 2014 by

Howard Colman, Max Lesser, Ignacio Morillas-Paredes and Vikki Bentwood, all participated in the 2 day International Referral Conference ‘Changing Perspectives’. The conference held at the Mayfair Hotel in London was attended by 200 legal and financial professionals from over 50 jurisdictions. Howard Colman who is a dispute resolution committee member led a discussion on international ... more>

Legal Expert Column: I have recently split up with my fiancé after buying a flat in Islington 5 years ago. We obtained a joint mortgage – what are my options?

24 Sep 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, October 2014. Our property team have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I have recently split up with my fiancé and he has moved out of our Islington flat which we bought together ... more>

Legal Expert Column: What does a new lease under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and urban Development Act 1993 include?

28 Aug 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, September 2014. Property Partners Andrew Flint and Hema Anand have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I am a leaseholder applying for a lease term extension from my landlord under the Leasehold Reform, ... more>

Successful compromise of breach of contract / professional negligence claim on behalf of private bank

28 Aug 2014 by

Litigation Partner Neil Curbison has been engaged by a private bank in a claim brought against the bank’s former advisors for damages arising out of a breach of contract/professional negligence. The claim involved various issues of breach of duty, scope of duty and causation relating to claims in excess of half a million pounds arising ... more>

Can employers increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal?

22 Aug 2014 by

So what do you think of this. If you, as the employer, were holding an appeal meeting and after consideration of the papers and hearing the employee, you believed that the original sanction was incorrect and wanted to increase that sanction from say, a final written warning to dismissal, can you do this? No – ... more>

Feuding couple settle high value property dispute

21 Aug 2014 by

Colman Coyle has successfully settled a claim at mediation relating to a dispute between a former couple about the ownership of a high value London property. Unlike many unmarried cohabiting couples, the parties to this dispute signed a declaration of trust confirming that their respective interests in the property would be equal. However, upon the ... more>