Escalate, Bermans ground-breaking dispute resolution process for SMEs, was awarded the hotly contested ‘Legal Services Innovation Award’ at the prestigious British Legal Awards on Thursday 29th November 2018 – completing an unprecedented clean sweep of the major national legal awards during 2018.Continue Reading
Escalate, the ground-breaking dispute resolution process for SMEs, has won its third national award, completing a unique grand slam of major honours.
Escalate was awarded ‘Excellence in Business Development’ at the Law Society Excellence Awards on Wednesday 17th October.Continue Reading
All shareholders in UK companies have certain rights in relation to their shares and in relation to the company. Whilst the precise rights that a shareholder enjoys will vary depending on the size of their shareholding (the larger the shareholding, the greater the number of rights enjoyed by the shareholder), certain basic rights and protections apply regardless of the number of shares held.Continue Reading
Josh graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 with a degree in law and then went onto completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Manchester.
Post studies, Josh has worked at a number of other law firms mainly dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury and worked on some very complex high value cases, including some complicated group action cases.
Whilst at University, Josh was the vice president of a charity group, and also in his final year of University Josh provided pro bono work to the public through the Liverpool University Legal Clinic.
Josh is currently working in the litigation and insolvency departments at Bermans.
Outside of work, Josh is a keen Liverpool Football Club fan and enjoys playing football.
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Escalate, the ground-breaking commercial dispute resolution process, has been named ‘Best Collaboration Initiative’ in The Lawyer Awards 2018.
This is the second national award that Escalate has won in the past 12 months, having previously triumphed in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category at the British Accountancy Awards last autumn. The process was also highly commended at the recent Legal Week Innovation Awards.
Escalate helps SMEs to achieve a prompt settlement to a wide range of commercial disputes, with fixed fees payable only on a successful outcome and no upfront costs.Continue Reading
Last July we wrote this article about three recent cases of identity fraud in property sales. In each case a fraudster impersonated the vendor and then absconded with the proceeds paid by the would-be purchasers, leaving the latter to try and sue either their solicitors or the ones acting for the fraudster.Continue Reading
If you are a director of a limited company in the UK, then you owe a wide range of duties to that company. Breaches of duty can give rise to personal liability and, in some cases, criminal sanctions so a proper understanding of your duties and responsibilities is essential.
Often, a director will be ignorant of his or her responsibilities (or some of them). Sometimes, a director will also be a shareholder and/or employee of the company and this can lead to confusion as to how the director is to exercise his or her powers. Both of these situations can lead to serious problems if they result in breaches of the director’s duties, whether those breaches are deliberate or not.Continue Reading
Gareth joined Bermans in 2018, following his role as commercial litigation lawyer in the City and previous to that a successful career as a Premiership and international footballer.
Gareth qualified as a solicitor in 2018 following his degree in law.
He has accrued a wealth of experience in a wide range of white-collar crime matters, including SFO investigations and corporate compliance. The fusion of this specialist grounding and Gareth’s contact base has meant that he has developed niche expertise in complex high value tax fraud litigation and associated negligence actions as well as claims for restitution from mis-sold financial products.
He has also developed significant expertise in sports law, building on his extensive practical experience in the sporting industry.
He has been involved in numerous transfers and disputes concerning current and former players, including a leading Court of Arbitration for Sport case which resulted in changes being made to the rules. In addition, he is a member of the Football Association’s Judicial Panel and sits on both the Chairman’s Panel and the Football Panel. He is a member of Sports Resolutions’ independent Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.
Tel: 0151 224 0532
For the first time in contested proceedings since the law came into force in 2011, a commercial organisation has been convicted of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010.Continue Reading
Escalate, Bermans ground-breaking commercial dispute resolution process for SMEs, has been named ‘Innovation of the Year’ at this year’s British Accountancy Awards.Continue Reading