Briefing quick find:

GP partnership disputes – Cheema v Jones

We look at a recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to GP partnership disputes. The case illustrates the importance of having clarity about the basis on which a partnership conducts its affairs. Partnership agreements Two GPs, A and B, entered a…

Case study: Allegations of VAT fraud by the HMRC

Anil Rajani, Regulatory and Investigations Partner, defended a client against criminal proceedings brought by HMRC. The case involved allegations of a substantial VAT fraud (over £500k) relating to the defendant’s IT consultancy company. The case involved extra territorial issues as the client provides IT and accountancy services to US companies based…

What is arbitration?

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution. Both parties enter into an agreement by which they appoint a qualified person to adjudicate a dispute and produce a finding, which will bind them. In September 2011, an initial group of 20 family…

Retention of title

A common concern of suppliers is how to recover goods which a buyer has not paid for. Whilst it can be difficult to predict when such instances will occur, there are several practical steps that a supplier can take in order…

The opening gambit: your communication strategy

When a dispute is on the horizon, the managers of a business need to decide whether to write to the other side on a without prejudice or open basis. Without prejudice communications A without prejudice communication is an oral or written communication…