COVID - 19 Supporting our Clients

Currently the UK is experiencing the worst viral pandemic in over 100 years. Normal life, by necessity has had to be placed on hold whilst, together, we battle this new threat to our prosperity and well being.

However, we at Lawyers4u are aware many of our clients have current ongoing legal proceedings and we wish to reassure and reconfirm our commitment to them.

Where legal proceedings are currently before the Courts we shall ensure that your interests are fully represented and that there will be no detrimental effect to your case because you are unable to attend scheduled hearings.

Further, new clients can continue to request our help in preparing new claims before the Court, be they as Claimant or Defendant.

Our professional legal teams are ready to help and we are in constant communication with the Courts so we are able to immediately advise our clients of any new developments.

At present the Courts are still allowing the filing of cases but, as to be expected, actual hearings are often conducted over the telephone.

However, in Civil Court Practice this is often the norm regardless. Civil Court hearings are primarily decided on the submitted statements of case and we at Lawyers4U pride ourselves on being amongst the forerunners in this drafting field.

So stay safe and be reassured that as an existing client we got you and if you have need of our services as a new client, we got you too.

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Duress and Undue Influenc Explained

A party to a contract, may have entered into that contract, as the result of some improper pressure exerted by one party over another. The problem is dealt with by the common law doctrine of duress and the equitable doctrine of undue influence.

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  • “…I own a small window cleaning business… recently I tendered a bid for a contract to clean the windows of a large office block… this contract would greatly improve my business… the building supervisor  called me to discuss as he put it “terms”…I was offered the contract on the condition I signed a contract naming him my partner in the business… this I did…I realise it was my choice to do this but still feel very bitter over the fact I must pay this man a percentage of the business earnings…do I have any options…”

     

  • “… my  former husband and I jointly own our home… unknown to me my husbands business was in real financial difficulties… he approached the bank for a loan and asked me to accompany him to see the bank manager…this I was happy to do as I thought it would be seen as a wife being supportive of her husband…when we were in the managers office I was surprised to find there were documents for me to sign… I was reluctant but felt compelled to go along with the assurances of my husband and the bank manager…the loan was secured against our home…now my husbands business has failed and the bank is threatening to repossess the house… I never would have agreed to this if I thought this could happen…”

     

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