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June 27, 2017

Get your pay the right way – new pre-action protocol for debt claims

The courts have long-encouraged early engagement and clear communication between businesses, creditors and their debtors as a way of settling debts without the need for taking it to court. Now, a new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims, which comes into force on 1 October 2017, will give debtors more opportunities to pay their debt before being forced into costly litigation.

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September 22, 2017

Hip hip hooray; faulty artificial hip not considered defective

Despite faulty, an artificial hip replacement was not considered defective by a Judge because it complied with regulatory requirements and, as such, a claim could not be brought.

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Courts can take a flexible approach when determining what constitutes a defect under the Consumer Protection Act https://t.co/FSoJCtTAPJ

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The Consumer Credit Act isn’t just for commercial regulations – it can apply to personal loans between friends too.

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September 14, 2017

Resolving employment issues: Conciliation v underfunded Employment Tribunal

Will a full compulsory conciliation service make a comeback to stop the unmeritorious claims reaching the Employment Tribunal now the fees have been scrapped?

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We had a great time at the #tuc17, meeting new faces and reconnecting with old! https://t.co/dDOqS4CjG7

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The Employment Tribunal has for the first time allowed a claimant to lodge a fresh claim after the original was time barred.

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