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What's in a name? Part 2

Wrong names

Spelling a name incorrectly has this week had severe consequences for Companies House. When Taylor & Son Ltd went out of business in February 2009, Companies House wrongly amended the register to say that it was Taylor & Sons Ltd that had ceased trading. This....

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Added Friday 30th January


What's in a name? Part 1

Company Names

Two new regulations come into force tomorrow (31 January 2015) with the aim of simplifying the existing rules about company names.

The key changes are:

  • Companies will be able to use the words “Exports”, “Group”,....

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    Added Friday 30th January


The Legal Challenges Facing Lenders To Treat Vulnerable Customers Fairly

The FCA have recently reemphasised the need to treat customers with mental capacity limitations fairly.  Not only does the Consumer Credit Source Book ("CONC") have a section dedicated....

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Added Monday 20th October


More Bad News for Lenders as the PPI net widens

Katherine Clark

It seems that every month we are hearing about more lenders setting aside yet more money to deal with PPI claims. The recent case law of Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd (2013) and....

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Added Monday 11th August


Relief From Sanctions Do We Know Where We Stand? Be Reasonable,

Edward Bennet

For too long it was possible to breach the terms of court orders and get a second bite of the cherry through an application for relief from sanctions. Under the old regime, applications for relief....

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Added Thursday 7th August


Credit Hire (Claimant Delay) : Steven Burgess v Covea Insurance plc [2013]

A claim for hire charges of 8,054.28 was recently reduced at trial to just 566.51. The judge found the period of hire had been extended because of the claimant's....

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Added Tuesday 4th February


Fraud and judicial finding of dishonesty : Anif Ali v Anwar Hussain

Charles Heppenstall

A claim for injury following a low speed collision in January 2011 was dismissed as
fraudulent in therecently released judgment from Bedford county court. The defendant

admitted a....

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Added Friday 10th January


Relief from Sanction

We are now 7 months into the brave new world of Jackson, and the heralded zero tolerance regime for compliance with court rules and orders. How have the courts implemented these changes, and has the....

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Added Tuesday 3rd December


The Defamation Act 2013

Likely to come into force before the end of the year, and to apply to publications made after the Act comes into force, the new Defamation Act seeks to close down still further the law of....

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Added Friday 15th November


Nick Newman Advances....

Nick Newman Associate Partner

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Newman to the position of Associate Partner, as of 1 October 2013.

Nick joined Ford & Warren as a fresh faced trainee in 2006, and....

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Added Tuesday 22nd October


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