A collections of our opinions and comments on current legal issues that affect businesses and individual clients.
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 its […]
Unexplained Wealth Orders: the new way to tackle Money Laundering, Fraud and ‘Dirty Money’?If you are subject to or being investigated for an UWO, it is crucial that you act immediately. Our experienced regulatory and white collar crime solicitors at Eldwick Law are here to assist and will challenge the UWO on your behalf. By […]
The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) recently published a blog entitled, How the CMA investigates cartels. This explains what the CMA frequently does as part of its evidence-gathering process, including, for example, undertaking covert surveillance, or executing dawn raids. This is a good read for solicitors and other practitioners undertaking work in this area, […]
As of 1 October 2019, there have been further amendments made to certain provisions within the Civil Procedure Rules (“CPR”) which have now come into force including: costs budgeting
Eldwick Law were recently instructed by the Defendants in a claim brought by Energie Direct Franchising Limited, the operating company for national fitness chain Fit4Less.
Disclosure is deemed to be a great safeguard of the fair and just civil procedure as its concept serves to preserve documents related to a dispute in order to be produced at any stage of the proceedings until those come to an end
90 years later cannabis in the form of Cannabidiol, also known as CBD has become legalised since 1 November 2018. The turning point that outraged the public and commanded change