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Spam Wars: Spammed Email Recipients Strike Back!


Spam Wars: Spammed Email Recipients Strike Back! Posted on Jun 10, 2014 by  | Tags: spam, privacy, electronic communications, john lewis, mansfield, dick v transcom, damages, email, opt-in,  | 0 Comments By Neil Morrison, Associate, Dispute ResolutionINTRODUCTIONIt seems even with the most advanced anti-spam software that no email inbox is immune to unsolicited marketing emails known as ‘spam’. It’s a tiresome business trawling through the inbox and deleting the unwanted spam emails. However it is an annoyance which is growing at an alarming rate with unsolicited spam emails now accounting for more than 75% of all emails received in Europe.THE EUROPEAN 'ANTI-SPAM' LAWThe European...
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4 Ways to Recover Your Bad Debts!

4 Ways to Recover Your Bad Debts! Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by Liina Tulk  | Tags: debt recovery, commercial debts, Stautory Demand, demal letter, arresment on earnings  | 0 Comments IntroductionOur clients often ask us to assist them with recovering overdue invoices and debts from parties who have delayed or failed to pay them on time. In Scotland there are several ways to recover commercial debts and it often depends on the circumstances of the case which of the options is most suitable. While debts can be recovered through courts, most of our clients wish to avoid having to raise...
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Settlement Agreements: The Devil is in the Detail


Settlement Agreements: The Devil is in the Detail Posted on Mar 07, 2014 by Liana Park  | Tags: dispute resolution, mediation, settlement agreement,  | 0 Comments Liana Park, Solicitor, Dispute ResolutionINTRODUCTIONIn the last few months there has been an increase in the number of offers of redress flooding in from banks to victims of the IRHP mis-selling scandal.It seemed an opportune time to consider the implications of accepting an out of court settlement.The majority of civil court cases are settled out of court. However, the mechanics and implications of an out of court settlement are often overlooked. It is prudent to...
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Pre-Litigation Recovery of Documents: Is A 'Section 1' Order An Option?

Pre-Litigation Recovery of Documents: Is A 'Section 1' Order An Option? Posted on Jun 09, 2014 by Liina Tulk  | Tags: section 1, petition, recovery of documents, commission and diligence, disclosure, court of session, sheriff court, commissioner, dawn raid,  | 0 Comments By Neil Morrison, Associate, and Liina Tulk, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution IntroductionIt is essential from the moment litigation is contemplated to preserve and recover the relevant documentation. Often, it quickly comes to light that certain documentation is in the hands of someone else. It is possible to obtain the documentation by agreement with the other party but there will be...
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Claiming Interest - The Basics


Claiming Interest - The Basics Posted on Jul 09, 2014 by Iain McDougall  | Tags: interest, contracts, claims  | 0 Comments By Iain McDougall, Senior Solicitor, Dispute ResolutionIt is worth bearing in mind when if you have a monetary claim for loss or damages, interest can be applied to the claim. This can often be for not inconsiderable amounts and this article is designed to provide a brief introduction to the three main types of interest we come across.Contractual InterestIf your claim is based on you have under contract a contract, for instance payment for goods or services you have provided,...
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