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Landlord prosecution

Ballantyne Grant successfully defended a landlord prosecution. The prosecution was brought by the local authority for breach of licensing requirements relating to a house in multiple occupation. The prosecution was dismissed by the tribunal. Ballantyne Grant are frequently involved in cases involving landlords and tenants and have the experience that you need when defending prosecutions. .. read more

Property Litigation

Ballantyne Grant acted in a property litigation case for high street retailer in a claim for dilapidations following the end of a lease. The outgoing tenant failed to reinstate the premises as it should have done at the end of the term of the lease. The premises were left in poor condition and much money .. read more

Professional Negligence Claim

Ballantyne Grant successfully sued a firm of solicitors for professional negligence arising from their failure to properly deal with the client’s claim. The solicitors’ errors and delays resulted in the client’s claim being struck out. We sued the solicitors and received a settlement together with an additional payment towards the client’s legal costs of pursuing .. read more

Financial Litigation

Financial Litigation:  Ballantyne Grant Solicitors recently acted for an individual in suing high street bank for the return of £70,000 which had been wrongly paid from the client’s joint account. The bank initially denied liability before agreeing to make a payment in full and final settlement of the claim. If you have a dispute with .. read more

Mediation Guide

The Ballantyne Grant Free Guide to Mediation We at Ballantyne Grant are always keen to help our clients where we can. With that in mind please take a look at our free Guide to Mediation. It is a useful, easy to read tool designed to help you understand how a mediation works. It can be found in .. read more

Million pound claim defended

Breach of Contract, Breach of Confidence, Malicious Falsehood, Conspiracy to Injure Ballantyne Grant recently acted for two clients that had been served with court papers claiming damages for breach of contract , breach of confidence , malicious falsehood and conspiracy to injure. The allegation followed the departure of one of the clients to a new .. read more

Whistleblowing – The law continues to develop.

The Supreme Court has decided that partners are “workers” and in consequence are entitled to protection from unfair dismissal under employment legislation. The recent case of Clyde and Co LLP v Bates Van Winkelhof involved the dismissal of  an English solicitor. The solicitor alleged that her dismissal was  unfair in that she alleged that she was sacked for .. read more

Defamation Act 2013 – Update.

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on the 1st January 2014. One of the more significant changes is the introduction of a serious harm  threshold. The changes mean that unless a claimant can show that the defendant’s actions caused the injured party ” serious harm ” any claim is likely to fail. Any action .. read more

Harder for Trustees

The decision of the Supreme Court in Santander UK PLC V R A Legal solicitors was released yesterday ( 25th February 2014 ). The case involved the sale and purchase of a  residential property. Unfortunately for the buyers solicitors the seller was a fraudster who did not represent the true owner of the property. The transaction .. read more

Supreme Court upholds Will despite serious error

Probate Disputes The Supreme court has delivered judgement in the case of Marley v Rawlings and another. This was an attempt to declare a will as being invalid because the will had been signed by the wrong party. In 1999 Mr and Mrs Rawlings had drafted ” mirror ” wills in which they both left .. read more