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Are you a Property Seller or an Estate Agent?

Are you a Property Seller or an Estate Agent?

Published: 27 January 2017

If so be careful to ensure that your terms of engagement are clear from the start.

It has long been established in English law that in order for a binding Contract to arise you need one person to make another person an offer, for that offer to then be accepted and for something of value to change hands between them. Also the people concerned must intend that this should give rise to a legally binding relationship.  The final key element is that the terms between them must be clear and certain.

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Time For a No Fault divorce?

Published: 27 January 2017

When it comes to making the difficult decision to separate from your partner most individuals would like the whole process to be as pain free as possible. However, this is not always possible as in England & Wales blame needs to be attributed to one party following a breakdown of a relationship to satisfy grounds of divorce. Blame does not surface when parties have been separated for 2 or 5 years but in practice people do not want to wait 2 years before bringing a formal conclusion to their marriage.

What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

Published: 27 January 2017

I have always been fascinated by the meaning of words, particularly their meaning in law. One of my great interests in this area are the words ‘Employee’, ’Worker’, ‘and Sub-Contractor’. I have acted in many cases for both sides on the meaning of these very words, including acting in a landmark case back in 2010 to the Court of Appeal on the meaning of ‘Sub-Contractor ’(Tilson -v- Alstrom).

Amendments to Applications

Amendments to Applications

Published: 27 January 2017

A recent High Court decision highlighted the Court’s extensive discretionary and case management powers, albeit in circumstances in which the presiding Master (Master Matthews) opted against exercising his discretion to grant the application.
Applications to amend statements of case before the courts have decided the cases in question are often issued but in Agents Mutual Ltd v Moginnie James Ltd [2016] EWHC 3384 (Ch) the issue before the Court was whether or not an application notice could be amended.

The Rights of Workers in the “Gig” Economy

The Rights of Workers in the “Gig” Economy

Published: 12 December 2016

There has been much talk and publicity recently about the “Gig” economy which is becoming widely popular. This type of arrangement consists of a working environment where temporary positions are common place and workers are paid for separate pieces of work.  Often companies will contract with independent workers to carry out these short term engagements.  

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments.

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments.

Published: 1 December 2016

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce it has been ranked in the Legal 500, 2016 edition, for its Commercial Litigation and Property Litigation departments. 

Insolvency Case Law Update

Insolvency Case Law Update

Published: 30 September 2016

Key points arising out of three important decisions are selected by Insolvency Partner, Alejandro Worthington.

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Published: 26 August 2016

Vandna joins Fletcher Day from a boutique practice in Kingston-Upon-Thames and deals with all aspects of Family law including, divorce, financial settlement and arrangements for children.

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Published: 23 June 2016

Adam Taylor recently transferred his practice from Child & Child to join the firm’s growing and highly regarded insolvency department which is now headed up by three partners.

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Published: 23 June 2016

On the evening of the Brexit vote, and despite the horrendous weather and ensuing travel chaos, Fletcher Day’s Summer Party nonetheless took place.

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Published: 23 June 2016

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce that Amanda Hodgson has recently joined the firm as a Partner in the Property and Employment law departments.

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Published: 23 June 2016

Alejandro joins Fletcher Day in June 2016 from City firm, Kennedys, bringin with him 12 years of Insolvency experience.

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Published: 14 April 2016

Fletcher Day is delighted to announce its exciting expansion plans, reflecting the growth and development of the Firm generally.  On 1st April 2016, our Headquarters relocated to 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YZ, a short walk away from the old office on Savile Row.   

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Published: 29 February 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Fletcher Day now has a new office in the heart of Manchester. The office represents a bold and exciting move for FD and provides a wonderful opportunity to expand our operation in the North. The Manchester and London offices will be working together closely to further the expansion of the firm and continue providing excellent services for our clients.

Victorious in the High Court

Victorious in the High Court

Published: 27 February 2016

On Friday 19 February Fletcher Day secured a £1.4 million ‘win’ for our clients. We acted for a group of investors in a claim arising out of a £405 million investment in a hotel development in the Caribbean (Buccament Bay) through the Harlequin group of companies. We successfully obtained summary judgment in a claim brought by directors, Mr and Mrs Ames. 

The history of this case is complex and our clients had issued a claim against the Ames’ which was settled for £1.3 million. However, when the Ames failed to honour their obligations and our clients went to enforce, the Ames attempted to use the court system to avoid payment. They alleged misrepresentations by our clients’ former solicitor, amongst other things, to drag our clients through the courts to trial. 

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Published: 27 February 2016

It may not come as a surprise to hear that pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace. Courts have typically supported the right of couples to enter into a contract to agree how assets and income should be divided in the event of divorce.

However what may come as more of a surprise is the volume of new enquiries to discuss the possibility of negotiating and signing a post-nuptial agreement, where there is no pre-nuptial agreement already in place.  Generally speaking, post-nuptial agreements had previously been used to ‘affirm’ the terms of the original pre-nuptial agreement – in the hope the Court would give the agreement more weight.    

 

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Published: 28 January 2016

Fletcher Day has announced the appointment of leading international family lawyer Terrence Trainor as Head of Family. 

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Published: 28 January 2016

Ronak Bastani, Solicitor and member of the firm’s Middle East Desk has been quoted in an article on the subject of lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran. The article appears in Supply Management (the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s online magazine). Read the full article here.

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Published: 14 September 2015

Piers Larbey (whose clients include SMEs, large multi-nationals and start-ups as well as high-net worth individuals and entrepreneurs) joins us from London law firm Fisher Meredith LLP

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Published: 1 July 2015

We are delighted to announce the opening of the firm's City branch office.

Our new offices are located at 88 Wood Street, in the heart of the City of London. Situated on the 11th Floor of this 18 story skyscraper, our offices offer panoramic views of the City, providing a stunning backdrop against which to do business.

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