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Pre-event Questionnaire

27 Jun 2015 by

Partner Neil Curbison to speak to the Chinese delegation at Law Society Conference

26 Jun 2015 by

Dispute Resolution Partner Neil Curbison will be speaking to the Chinese delegation at the Law Society’s International Marketplace Conference in London, July 2015. He will be speaking on mediation as part of a wider discussion on ‘Solving International Disputes’. This follows on from partner Howard Colman’s recent trip to China and Hong Kong and is ... more>

Remedying Defects in Residential Lease Renewals

18 Jun 2015 by

It is not uncommon for the aggregate of service charge contributions from the tenants of a building to exceed 100% of expenditure. Such problems are often dealt with by an extra contractual scheme or side arrangement between the landlord and the tenant. The correct amounts are collected to avoid any prejudice. Notwithstanding, such inaccuracies within ... more>

Three-quarters of litigants using the Commercial Court in London are from outside the UK

16 Jun 2015 by

The Commercial Court is a specialist division of the High Court in England and Wales which is noted for having high quality specialist Judges and sophisticated procedures for dealing with substantial and complex commercial disputes. It has been at the forefront of many of the recent developments in the way in which litigation is handled ... more>

Landlords: Tenant’s Deposit – Time is Running Out

16 Jun 2015 by

Since 6th April 2007, where a deposit is taken in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (“AST”) landlords are required to protect the deposit with an approved scheme either insurance or custodial and to serve prescribed information on the tenant. What if, however, a fixed term AST was granted and a deposit taken before 6th ... more>

Legal Expert Column: I am selling my flat and have recently received a service charge demand for the next six months. Do I need to pay this considering my flat is being sold?

1 Jun 2015 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, June 2015. Our property team have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I am selling my flat and have recently received a service charge demand for the next six months and I am ... more>

Colman Coyle sponsor the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015

29 May 2015 by

Colman Coyle are delighted to be sponsoring the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015. The award ceremony taking place at Shakespeare’s Globe  on 4th June 2015 will be attended by over 350 people in this specialist sector. The annual awards organised by News on the Block, the leading publication providing help and advice to ... more>

Q and A from Managing Restructuring, Redundancy and Change Seminar, 21st May 2015

29 May 2015 by

  A quick summary of the questions and answers at the Managing Restructuring, Redundancy and Change Seminar, May 2015. The answers are from employment partner David Malamatenios and  senior associate Sandra Martins.   Q. For a term to be an implied contractual term, do you need to show a minimum of 5 years? A. No, ... more>

4 key considerations when harmonising terms and conditions across a group of employees

29 May 2015 by

These 4 key considerations were discussed as part of a presentation by David Malamatenios in the Managing Restructuring, Redundancy and Change Seminar, 21st May 2015   1)       Are the terms we want to change contractual terms? No – you can change non contractual practices and policies without the consent of the employee. Unwritten customs and ... more>

Colman Coyle success for Construction Client with the help of Third Party Funding

24 May 2015 by

Colman Coyle were instructed by a small private building company seeking to recover several hundred thousand pounds which it claimed to be owed having carried out substantial works to a luxury flat in London. The builder and the client had fallen out during the course of the works. The client terminated the contract and there ... more>