Category Archives: International Law

Commercial Litigation Charging Orders in the UK

By | June 22, 2016

A charging order is a way of securing a judgement debt of the court, by placing a charge over a judgement debtor’s interest in land, or certain other assets. The court’s power to make a charging order over a judgement debtor’s property and assets is contained in the Charging Orders Act 1979.

Making a Work Place Injury Claim in Scotland

By | March 18, 2016

The most recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive found that last 1.2 million people suffered from a work-related illness. 27.3 billion working days were lost due to workplace illnesses and injuries.

How to Make a Claim for a Car Accident in Scotland

By | March 7, 2016

Unfortunately, a great number of people are injured on Scottish roads each year. The most recent statistics have shown that in 2013 there were 183,670 road traffic accidents reported to the police. There were 21,657 people seriously injured and 1,713 road deaths. Although road casualty numbers have fallen over time through things such as seat belt legislation and… Read More »

Corporate dissolution: voluntary strike off

By | March 3, 2016

The voluntary strike off procedure is a straightforward and cost-effective mechanism which enables a company to have its name struck off the register of companies and then be deemed to be dissolved.

Applying for Corporate Voluntary Striking Off

By | March 1, 2016

In order to apply for voluntary strike off, the company must complete Form DS01, Striking off application, and file it with the registrar of companies with the applicable fee. The application is made on the company’s behalf by its directors, or a majority of them, as specified in the Companies Act 2006.

Personal Injury Claims: What is Needed Following a Road Traffic Accident Claim

By | February 26, 2016

Sadly, thousands of people are injured each year on UK roads due to vehicle collisions and other road traffic accidents each year with many obtaining life-changing injuries.

Why Separating Couples Should Divorce Sooner Rather than Later

By | February 25, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the dangers of separating, but not formally divorcing, from your spouse. Ms Williams and Mr Martin lived together for over 18 years until his sudden death from a heart attack in 2012. Mr Martin was estranged from his wife but was still married to her, and he had not updated his will to… Read More »

Whiplash Claims in the UK – Road Traffic Accident Claims Legal Updates

By | February 22, 2016

As part of the Autumn statement last year, Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement that major changes affecting whiplash personal injury claims were to be implemented by the government. The impetus behind the proposed changes is to tackle what is believed to be a ‘compensation culture’ sweeping the UK. The changes are largely backed by the insurance industry.… Read More »

Getting Divorced? Think of the Social Media Dangers

By | February 22, 2016

Consensus Collaboration Scotland, an organisation dedicated to helping couples divorce in as collaborative, amicable and friendly a manner as possible, has urged separating couples to think about the potential consequences of posting details on social media. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snap Chat are hugely popular. However, a spur of the moment post… Read More »

Why You Should Formally End Your Relationship with Divorce

By | February 17, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the reasons why separating couples should officially end their relationship with divorce. Joy Williams, a 69-year-old grandmother, lived with her partner Norman Martin for 18 years before his death from a heart attack in 2012.