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Ballantyne Grant to offer financial services.

We are pleased to announce that as of January 2014 Ballantyne Grant will be able to offer a range of financial services to it’s clients. Through our associated business we will be able to offer mortgage advice , life assurance ,  income protection , critical illness and a full range of other financial products. If you are .. read more

Christmas and New Year opening times

Please note that this firm will close at 5 pm on Monday the 23rd December 2013. We shall re open at 9 am on Thursday the 2nd January 2014.

HMRC to scrutinise pension liberation schemes

The government has announced that it is going to scrutinise the increase in pension liberation schemes following an increase in complaints from consumers. A growing number of people have been complaining that they have been misled into transferring their entire pension provision into schemes only to suffer huge losses. Because pensions have special tax treatment .. read more

CRAR – Prepare for Change

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery Prepare for change. Those who are commercial landlords will be aware of how useful the law of distress can be when dealing with a tenant that is in arrears of rent or other sums. However , from the 6th April 2014 the old law of distress will be abolished and replaced .. read more

Commercial Agency : The rules of engagement.

Ballantyne Grant recently settled a claim on behalf of a commercial agency when their client refused to pay them the agreed commission. The agent had been instructed to negotiate a land aquisition for a property worth in excess of £1M and was promised a six figure sum by way of commission. The agent delivered the deal at a .. read more

Pressure and voidable contracts

Ballantyne Grant recently received instructions to act for an individual that had sold his 100% shareholding in a business for what he considered to be far less than the true value. Initially, it looked as though he had simply struck a bad bargain and he could not do anything about it. The law will not .. read more

Beware the mortgage fraudsters.

Ballantyne Grant recently acted for a client when he faced having his property repossessed by a mortgage Lender. The problem was that the client did not know that he had a mortgage !. The client owned an investment property and in 2008 he began receiving letters from a mortgage company saying that he was in arrears in .. read more

Intellectual Property Disputes

….Consider the alternatives Intellectual property disputes can be hugely expensive cases to fight. For a small business it may be simply impossible to fund an action even if you are the innocent victim. If you can’t protect your Intellectual Property rights it may finish off the business altogether. Therefore , if you are a small .. read more

End of Lease

…..Do not overlook the issue of dilapidations Ballantyne Grant recently acted for a national retailer in a claim for dilapidations arising at the conclusion of a commercial lease. In consequence of the tenants failure to observe the covenants under the lease the landlord served a schedule of dilapidations which was in the region of £60,000.The .. read more

Busy start to the year

Recent weeks have seen a string of successes for Ballantyne Grant and it’s clients. We have recently secured settlements that run into several hundred thousand pounds for clients that have been let down by their solicitors. Professional negligence claims are demanding, as insurers never settle early and almost always force the Claimant to issue court .. read more