An Idiot’s Guide to Part 36

November 22nd 2021 | dispute resolution

If there is one thorny issue which pervades all of civil litigation, it is this: the recovery of legal costs. Other than in multi-£billion litigation, the subject of legal costs - who pays them and how much - is something that needs to be properly considered before and during the read more...

5 Things they do not teach you at Law School

September 22nd 2021 | dispute resolution

If you’re an aspiring lawyer or simply wonder what the difference between studying the law and practice, I’ve compiled a list of things that only working in the real world of law can prepare you for! Here are 5 things that I have learnt on the job or in the read more...

“All I want for Christmas is a New Trustee” – Part 1: How To Remove Executors and Trustees – the Court’s powers

December 21st 2020 | contested probate

Executors or personal representatives of a deceased person’s estate are responsible for settling debts of the estate, calling in any loans, realising any property or shares, paying tax and paying distributions to the beneficiaries. They have all sorts of duties to look after the estate as trustees, administer it promptly, read more...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

October 22nd 2020 | dispute resolution

Everyone that knows me also knows that I am a huge fan of mediation as one of the Alternative Dispute Resolution methods. Being both a people and "outdoorsy" person, I believe mediation provides a great context to see and hear what the issues are and set about resolving them through read more...

Inheritance Act Claims: Good News on the Price of Success

July 1st 2020 | dispute resolution

A recent High Court case has opened the door to Claimants in Inheritance Act claims recovering the additional ‘success fees’, where these were previously non-recoverable in most litigation since 2013. Those wishing to contest the probate of an estate, or to claim financial provision under the Inheritance Act 1975 (the read more...

Friends with Benefits: Inheritance Dispute Update

May 13th 2020 | contested probate

Firstly, I should say that this case law update isn’t quite as racy as the title suggests. Promises as to who is to inherit farmland are usually amongst family: "One day, son, all of this will be yours" - you get the idea.  But the High Court has recently seen read more...

Unlocking Restrictive Covenants

February 10th 2020 | dispute resolution

Whether you are a homeowner with the benefit of a covenant, want to do a deal for the release of a covenant, or want to challenge a covenant to permit a change of development of land, our property dispute specialists at Allan Janes can help. What are Restrictive covenants? Restrictive read more...

Trusts Affecting Property: Who Owns What?

January 22nd 2020 | dispute resolution

One might be forgiven for thinking that the owner of property is the person named on the deeds or named as proprietor at the Land Registry. There are however a number of ways in which it is possible to establish a beneficial ownership of property. Beneficial ownership is a right read more...
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