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The Consumer rights Act

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) came into Force on the 1st October 2015. The Act consolidates and expands the protection afforded to Consumers in UK Law. The Act applies to contracts between a Trader and a Consumer. For the purposes of the legislation a “Consumer” is an individual acting for purposes that are .. read more

The Deregulation Act 2015

If you are a residential landlord then you need to be aware of the above Act. On the 1st October 2015 sections 33 and 34 of The Deregulation Act 2015(“the act”) came into force. The act introduces a raft of changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“AST”) but sections 33 and 34 are particularly significant. The .. read more

Property licensing regime in Wales

If you are a landlord with property situated in Wales then you will need to be aware of the provisions of The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 which comes into effect this autumn. The Act requires all private landlords who have a rental property in Wales (and those acting for landlords) to register themselves and the .. read more

Landlords guide to possession

This brief guide is designed to give landlords the basic information that will help them understand the legal process of applying for possession of residential property. This guide does not apply to commercial property. The initial steps A landlord may have many reasons for wanting to regain possession of a property which has been let .. read more

Claims against professionals

The first 3 months of 2015 have been filled with interesting new instructions. We are currently advising on several cases with a value in excess £2 million pounds, several of which are claims against professionals namely solicitors, barristers and Insolvency practitioners. We have been involved in several partnership disputes and commercial divorces all of which .. read more

Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court decision in the case of Wyatt v Vince certainly raised eyebrows at the decision. The court gave the go ahead for Ms Wyatt to bring a financial claim against her former husband more than 20 years after the couple divorced! The couple married in 1981 and divorced in 1992. During that time .. read more

Massive increase in court fees

Monday the 9th March 2015 saw the latest round of increases in the court fees for claims issued in England and Wales. However, unlike previous increases which have steadily increased the costs of issuing a claim at court, these latest increases have in some cases seen increases of 800%! For instance a claim for £200,000 .. read more

Breach of Contract defended

Ballantyne Grant recently acted for two consultants and their new company in a multi million pound breach of contract claim. The former employer had sued them, alleging that following their departure from the business they had poached clients, stolen and misused confidential information and was attempting to destroy it’s business. The claim was successfully defended .. read more

Christmas opening times

Please note that the firm will close at 12pm on Wednesday the 24th December 2014 and will reopen at 9 am on Monday the 5th January 2015. We would like to wish all of our clients and business partners a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Former employee injunction

Ballantyne Grant Solicitors Chester, successfully acted for an employer in obtaining an injunction. The injunction restrained a former employee from contacting former customers and using confidential information. Ballantyne Grant are frequently involved in employment cases and have the experience that you need when dealing with employment law issues. If you are contemplating litigation or find .. read more