Category: General Law

Claims: How the MOJ Portal Works

Claims: How the MOJ Portal Works

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) claims portal is an online hub where all parties to the claim enter required information, basic validation checks can be carried out, notifications can be sent to all parties...

Using the Small Claims Court

Using the Small Claims Court

If you are owed money by a person or a business, you may seek to obtain that money through the small claims court. Strict limits apply to the amount you can recover in the...

What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and Solicitor?

What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and Solicitor?

What is the difference between a lawyer and solicitor? ‘Lawyer’ is generally understood to be an umbrella term for a qualified legal practitioner, and can include both a solicitor and a barrister. A solicitor...

Flight Cancellation Compensation (Are You Owed?)

Flight Cancellation Compensation (Are You Owed?)

If your flight is cancelled, causing disruption to your travel, you have certain rights and may be able to claim compensation under the Denied Boarding Regulation. Conditions of protection under the Denied Boarding Regulation...

CCJ Removal: How to Guide

CCJ Removal: How to Guide

Once a CCJ (County Court Judgement) has been put in place, it will be noted on your credit record for a period of 6 years. At the end of the 6 years, the CCJ...

What is a CCJ?

What is a CCJ?

A CCJ (County Court Judgement) is a court order issued to a person or business that has failed to pay money owed to another party. CCJs apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In...

What is the Pre Action Protocol?

What is the Pre Action Protocol?

Pre action protocols (PAPs) are the procedures that anyone who is involved in a dispute that may lead to a civil claim being brought to court is expected to follow before entering into court...

How to Sue a Company

How to Sue a Company

If you have been let down by a company, the law may allow you to enforce your rights and be compensated for any losses or injuries that have resulted. The legal process you will...

Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) – FAQs

Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) – FAQs

A conditional fee agreement, or CFA, is an alternative funding arrangement for those not wanting or able to fund legal representation up front. Commonly referred to as ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, a CFA...

What are Particulars of Claim?

What are Particulars of Claim?

The Particulars of Claim provide the claimant’s statement of case in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. They set out the factual and legal basis upon which the claimant is seeking to claim against...

Practice Direction on Pre Action Conduct

Practice Direction on Pre Action Conduct

A Practice Direction contains practical advice on how to interpret the Civil Procedural Rules (CPR). In England and Wales civil litigation is governed by the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’). These represent a single code...

Professional Negligence Pre Action Protocol (How to Comply)

Professional Negligence Pre Action Protocol (How to Comply)

The professional negligence pre action protocol applies in the event a claim is made against a professional as a result of their alleged negligence or equivalent breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty....

How Does the Claims Portal Work?

How Does the Claims Portal Work?

The Claims Portal is an online tool for securely processing low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents, or employers’ and public liability claims. Strict Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) apply to running such...

What Does Domicile Mean?

What Does Domicile Mean?

‘Domicile’ and ‘residency’ are terms often used interchangeably, but for legal and taxation purposes in the UK, they are separate and distinct. Domicile is a legal concept that describes the country in which you...

How to Complete a Directions Questionnaire

How to Complete a Directions Questionnaire

A directions questionnaire is designed to provide relevant information for the courts to give the necessary instructions to parties to a claim. There are three procedural tracks for defended claims – small claims, fast...

Adverse Possession (and How to Claim it!)

Adverse Possession (and How to Claim it!)

Adverse possession allows an individual (‘squatter’) to acquire valid freehold title to a specific piece of land when they have been in continuous occupation and had exclusive possession of the land over a specified...

Legal Aid Cuts Breach Human Rights – Are They Right?

Legal Aid Cuts Breach Human Rights – Are They Right?

To say that this year’s legal aid cuts and changes to eligibility were contentious is something of an understatement – in June, hundreds of solicitors protested outside the Ministry of Justice condemning cuts and...

Are Law Firms Time Machines?

Are Law Firms Time Machines?

Yes and No! I want to suggest to you that law firms are time machines in one sense, but not in another.  The majority of law firms measure their services using time and build...