Dispute Resolution

High Profile Litigation Success
JPP’s Litigation Lawyer Jodi Tierney is very used to dealing with high value litigation but rarely do the cases spark interest from the national press. However, when the matter involves a renown Mexican artist and missing artwork, a case gains public interest.   Jodi successfully represented Principal Art S.L when a painting on loan was not returned. A summary of the case is as follows.   “In a London court, an art dealer, Esperanza Koren, has been ordered to pay £111,000 for a missing abstract painting by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi. The painting, described by the judge as resembling a…
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Protecting a business in financial stress
It is critically important that directors understand their obligations when their company is in financial difficulty.  Directors have a duty to understand the measures they can take to mitigate the risks. Companies that make decisions, sometimes painful ones, decisively and with the support of a good professional advisor tend to have a greater range of options and a better chance at recovery.   Key points:  A company may be insolvent on a cash flow or balance sheet basis.  Insolvent trading concerns arise if a company continues to trade despite having no reasonable prospect of avoiding insolvency.  Directors of an insolvent company…
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Business-to-business disputes over poor after-sales service
If your company has invested in new plant and machinery or IT systems, then the after-sales support is likely to be a key element of achieving a return on your investment. Given that you usually need to maintain a working relationship with the supplier, what are your options if the after-sales support is poor?
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JPP Law to sponsor a London to Paris adventure
The London to Paris adventure is a three-hundred-mile trip which starts in London, takes in some of England's finest country villages on the way to Dover, explores the stunning countryside of rural France before reaching the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It sounds idyllic until you realise that most of the journey is via pedal power only. Except for the channel crossing, the participants will complete the entire trip on a bike, over 4 days in September 2019.
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The value of a non-disclosure agreement in keeping pre-contract negotiations confidential
In the last few months, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have generated a significant amount of negative press coverage as notable individuals and organisations have utilised them to conceal certain questionable behaviour.
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Company options if a director breaches their statutory duties
Company directors are subject to a range of statutory duties geared at protecting the interests of shareholders and, to a lesser extent, corporate creditors. Where one or more of these duties are breached the consequences for the company can be serious, particularly where share value is affected or irretrievable financial difficulty ensues.
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Contract termination – securing the right to walk away
When negotiating a contract it is easy to become fixated on the terms governing who will do what, by when and for how much. However, equal thought needs to be given to what happens if things go wrong and in particular your rights of termination.
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How to avoid a dispute arising from bailment
From the hire of company cars to the shipping of goods, the term 'bailment' encapsulates one of the most common forms of legal relationship for those operating a business.
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Common causes of boardroom disputes
All company directors have one overarching duty which is to promote the success of their business. This duty on one hand seems a simple notion but, as Mark Glenister a specialist in Commercial Law at JPP Law explains, differences of opinion about how success will be achieved can lead to boardroom disputes and have a detrimental effect on the company's success.
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Practical considerations when mediating a business dispute
If your business is involved in a dispute and it is proving impossible to reach an agreement, then it may be time to seek professional advice from a third party. Rather than heading straight to court, an alternative approach is to attempt to seek a resolution via mediation.
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