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Dispute Resolution

  • COVID-19: Crossing the line – Boundary disputes!

    COVID-19: Crossing the line – Boundary disputes!

    Staying safe by spending more time at home during lockdown has been spoiled for some homeowners and tenants who are facing a dispute with their neighbours(!) Unfortunately, lockdown has increased the number of property and neighbour… Read More

  • Coronavirus evictions? Landlords barred

    Coronavirus evictions? Landlords barred

    The government has taken emergency measures to protect renters in what are extraordinary times. Under the urgent new measures landlords will be barred from starting possession claims for three months. Landlords will be prevented from… Read More

  • What’s the difference between gifting and lending money?

    What’s the difference between gifting and lending money?

    Disputes often arise as a result of sums of money being either gifted or lent to family members or friends. ‘Gifting’ money is exactly that – a gift. The money is given on the understanding that it does not need to be repaid. However, if… Read More

  • Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Throwback Thursday: Andrew Greenwood’s Legal Hour

    Last week, director Andrew Greenwood joined presenter Richard Stead on BBC Radio Leeds for Legal Hour, answering listeners’ various legal enquiries. Q: A friend bought a quad bike from me under the pretext of awaiting a… Read More

  • Legal phone-in: Round up

    Legal phone-in: Round up

    Director and Head of Personal Injury Andrew Greenwood returned to the radio on Thursday for BBC Radio Leeds’ legal phone-in. He joined presenter Richard Stead, answering a series of legal queries from listeners – if you missed it, a… Read More

  • New Year, New Starters

    New Year, New Starters

    Emsleys Solicitors has appointed nine legal experts in the last few months. The appointments follow a period of growth and increased success and recognition regionally and nationally. Laura Jones joined the firm in September as a… Read More

  • If new evidence comes to light, can you re-claim?

    Crystal ball time… In settling your current claim is it possible for you to settle a future claim of which you have no knowledge? The answer is yes, in principle (with personal injury claims being a general exception). The… Read More

  • Breach of Injunctions: Sentencing Guidelines

    Breach of Injunctions: Sentencing Guidelines

    Case: Amicus Horizon Ltd v Thorley – Court of Appeal The Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger sitting in the Court of Appeal has held that County Court judges dealing with committal applications for breach of Housing Act injunctions… Read More