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David Wilson

“Buyer beware” – even lawyers get things wrong

19 April 2017

When a prospective purchaser or tenant agrees to buy or lease a property part of the legal process involves the raising of either enquiries before contract or enquiries before lease. In most cases, a Vendor will state that a “buyer should obtain own survey” when responding to any queries about the state or condition of the property in sale. As solicitors, we always advise our purchaser clients to obtain surveys as the old legal saying of caveat emptor or let the buyer beware prevails. Read More

Michael Duffy

It’s all about control!

23 March 2017

The High Court in Northern Ireland has recently considered the law relating to the setting aside of transactions carried out by a bankrupt in the years leading up to the order of bankruptcy. Read More

Emily Paisley

Primary school unlawfully discriminates against young school girl as a result of her disability (ASD).

20 March 2017

Worthingtons Solicitors were instructed on behalf of a young primary school child, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and who is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The young girl was excluded from her class residential away trip, and was suspended from school on two occasions as a result of her behaviour, which arose (it was argued) as a result of her disability and as a result of the school’s failure to put in place adequate coping strategies for her. Read More

Emily Paisley

Make customers aware of late payments policy

14 March 2017

For many businesses pursuing and recovering business debt is a priority. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 should be of interest as it inserts an implied term for interest, together with a fixed sum charge and arguably costs, in business to business contracts for the supply of goods and services, where the contract is otherwise silent in this regard. Read More

Rachel Toner

Legal Survival Kit for the First Time Buyer

20 February 2017

Purchasing your first home can be a daunting prospect. We’ve put together a guide to the key issues that can negatively impact on a first-time home buyer, the key stages of the buying process and some helpful professional tips regarding the legalities of your purchase. Read More

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