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What is the law regarding phone-tapping?

Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights gives everybody in the UK the right to a private and family life. This guarantees respect for privacy, although it can be derogated from in certain situations, for example in the interests of national security. Your solicitor can explain where Article 8 may not apply and how this could affect your case.


What are the possible remedies for a breach of contract?

A breach of contract occurs when a party does not honour the promises set out in a contract, whether in part or in whole, or when a party interferes with the other party’s performance of their promises under the contract. The remedies available for a breach of contract depend upon several factors, most important of which are the type and seriousness of the breach. (more…)

When can you sue someone for defamation?

Defamation occurs when a person’s reputation has been threatened or damaged because an untrue statement about them has been communicated to a third party. The statement must be capable of lowering the person concerned in the estimation of ‘right thinking people’. An insult is not sufficient to be classed as defamation.

A person can be sued for two types of defamation: libel and slander. (more…)

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In our disputes blog we cover all sorts of topics, from civil litigation to commercial litigation. Issues discussed relevant to individuals include what to do if someone owes you money, recovering compensation for property damage, disputes with financial companies or insurance companies, and how to approach disputes between neighbours.

Defamation and privacy claims are common disputes featured in the media. Here we discuss current issues such as recent controversies over ‘gagging orders’ used by media personalities and sportspersons.

For business readers, we cover common questions on recovering debts, breach of contract claims, defamation claims and enforcing intellectual property rights. Other topics include using mediation and ADR to resolve disputes.

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