A collections of our opinions and comments on current legal issues that affect businesses and individual clients.
The new Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Amendments Regulations 2019 (“The Regulations”) comes into effect from 10 January 2020 and will directly impact the art sector. It’s a surprising move on the part of the UK Government but, many would argue, overdue given the art sector has been long regarded as an ideal playground […]
Our Commercial Litigation solicitors comment on this ever changing and important area of litigation law. The 2013 Jackson reforms brought changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) relating to, inter alia, applications for relief from sanctions; in essence, the courts were less tolerant of breaches of the Rules and unjustified delays. The court’s approach […]
Most solicitors and litigation practitioners will be accustomed to bringing or defending applications to amend a Statement of Case. A Statement of Case has a very particular meaning, and the case of Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd v Albaco Insurance Brokers Ltd  EWHC 2874 (Ch) makes clear that an application notice is not a statement […]
Eldwick Law have been ranked in Band 1 for Crime in the legal directory, Chambers & Partners: https://chambers.com/law-firm/eldwick-law-uk-1:23115604 The Senior Partner, Sarwar Khan, has been recommended for serious criminal defence and fraud. If you are facing allegations of fraud or being investigated, you should contact our expert criminal defence and fraud defence solicitors.
A comment from our solicitors, specialists in licensing law, on the much-publicised Uber decision and the wider implications on private hire drivers The recent news of Uber’s loss of a licence to operate in London has everyone talking, but comes as no surprise given the history of Uber’s tumultuous relationship with Transport for London (“TfL”). […]
Our solicitors have set out guidance on what personal guarantees are and the grounds upon which you can challenge them WHAT IS A PERSONAL GUARANTEE? A personal guarantee is an agreement whereby an individual (the guarantor) agrees to satisfy the contractual obligations of another party, in the event that contracting party fails to do so. […]
Is it a penalty? It depends on its goal…. Eldwick Law’s commercial litigation solicitors explain what a penalty clause is, in contract law. What is a Penalty Clause? Broadly, a penalty clause is a contractual provision which levies an excessive monetary sum unrelated to the actual harm against a default party. They are generally […]
Eldwick Law’s team comment on Modern Slavery law. Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides a defence to specific criminal charges where it is shown that they were committed under a compulsion due to slavery or exploitation (for over-18s) or as a direct consequence of slavery or exploitation (for under-18s). The latter test, […]
Our franchise litigation solicitors comment on the rights of franchisees in situations where they believe their franchisor has breached the franchise agreement. Franchise disputes are far from uncommon and have recently been making headlines: the pizza chain, Dominos’, ongoing dispute in the UK with its franchisees over profit sharing, which in turn is affecting […]