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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Government Proposes Shake-up of Insolvency Regime

The UK Government has launched a consultation over proposed changes to the UK insolvency regime.

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Suppliers Concerned over Debt Repayment Following BHS Administration

The news that high street retailer BHS has entered administration has been widely reported in the media, with speculation over the future of the thousands of employees who work there and concern over the existence of a possible pension deficit.

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“...this does not affect your statutory rights” – an explanation

The last time you were in a shop you may have seen a sign at the checkout that sets out the store’s returns policy.  You may have also noticed that the sign will have had a fairly mysterious phrase, to the effect that the returns policy “does not affect your statutory rights”.  Whilst this may be some comfort, people may be hard pressed to explain exactly what this means.  This article aims to briefly set out the main rights that ordinary shoppers have if something goes wrong. 

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Summary Dilligence

In Scotland, the group tasked with enforcing judgments (and some other debts) are Sheriff Officers, or Messengers-at-Arms for the Court of Session.  Usually, their role begins once you have had your day in court and been awarded your decree (judgment).  However, it is possible on occasion to have Sheriff Officers proceed with enforcement action on the strength of some other documents, such as guarantees or leases.  This article will focus on those other documents.

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