Mediation - Is it your best option?

Mediation – Is it your best option?

Posted on Monday 17 August 2020

What is mediation? Mediation is a way to sort any issues before a divorce. Mediation can sometimes be an option before an employment tribunal. It is a confidential and voluntary service. It usually involves an independent, trained mediator. The mediator will have experience in a...

Small Claims Court: How much does it cost?

Small Claims Court: How much does it cost?

Posted on Monday 17 August 2020

If you have a consumer or business issue that you have been unable to resolve with informal discussions, mediation or negotiation, the next step is typically civil legal action. As the claimant, it will cost you time and money to begin court proceedings. There are usually three...

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Defamation and Social Media: A New-Age Dilemma!

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2020

In the modern-day, it seems every individual has numerous platforms from which they can speak their mind and voice their opinions.  Whether it be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or one of the many other social media platforms, a multitude of thoughts and an endless stream of...

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What is the debt collection process?

Posted on Monday 13 July 2020

Debt can put someone in an embarrassing, stressful or difficult situation. It does not discriminate. It can, and does, affect everyone - unemployment, divorce, illness, bad decisions or merely an inability to manage your money.  These situations can all end in bailiffs knocking on your...

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What is defamation?

Posted on Thursday 9 July 2020

Freedom of speech and having the liberty to express an opinion is important to most of us. Nevertheless, in some circumstances, comments can be hurtful, misconstrued and damaging to reputation. As per the oxford learners dictionary, defamation (Article 19) is defined as "the act of...

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Alternative Dispute Resolutions: benefits & drawbacks

Posted on Monday 1 June 2020

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), or external dispute resolution (EDR), refers to a collection of dispute resolution methods in which two parties reach a collective agreement outside of the courtroom. These methods often require the help of a third party and have been increasing in popularity...

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Class Action: Finding Strength in Numbers

Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2020

You’ve found yourself the victim of wrongdoing. You’re angry, out-of-pocket - incensed even. You want to do something about your maltreatment, the blatant disregard the culprit has for your feelings and well-being. But you can’t. Your fear is stopping you. You’re not alone. We have...

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Class Action – A New Era in the UK?

Posted on Friday 1 May 2020

Compensation Culture or Consumer Rights? As consumers, we all have rights. We work hard for our incomes. We save diligently to buy our dream cars, our ultimate laptops, those expansive TV sets that cover the wall, our idyllic holidays… So why should we settle for...

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