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30 Years a Solicitor

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Article by Andrew Koffman, Litigation Partner

1 October 1987, a typical grey autumn day in Manchester, a far cry from the hurricane-strength winds that buffeted Britain exactly 2 weeks later. But a big day for me; after 6 years of study and training, I was finally admitted as a solicitor. I had a moderately exciting morning serving a search order on a defendant although the location (a block of multi-storey flats) was about as unglamorous as it could get!

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Mediation – a less costly way of resolving civil disputes

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The Law Gazette recently shared this article titled ‘Low-cost Manchester mediation pilot aims to ‘fill a gap’ which discusses a new initiative involving the launch of new a pilot scheme encouraging mediation as a less costly way of resolving civil disputes.

Nick Harvey Partner and Head of Litigation, comments on this recent article, whilst discussing Bermans new dispute resolution product – Escalate.

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Will I get my costs back now?

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In February we shared this article which discussed recovering costs lost in legal disputes.

Lord Justice Jackson has now published his review of civil litigation costs.

A regime of “fixed recoverable costs” had been expected for all civil claims up to £250,000 in value, with a table setting out how much the winner could recover from the loser towards their costs. This would have had a major impact on the economics of resolving disputes in court.

In fact the recommendations are somewhat diluted and more flexible. He has proposed the following.

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Bermans new starters round up

At Bermans we are committed to continual development to ensure that our clients have access to the best service possible. Our recent additions to the firm reflect this and our dedication to providing high quality services to our clients.

Read on to learn more about Bermans recent new-starters.

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Boardroom and shareholder disputes

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Although the possibility is often overlooked at the outset of a business relationship, disputes in the boardroom or between shareholders can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Once the battle lines are drawn, this kind of dispute can become hugely disruptive and expensive, so it’s important to do what you can to prepare for these situations in advance, and to act swiftly when problems begin to surface.

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