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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Mistake and Misrepresentation Explained

As a general rule, a person is bound by his or her signature to a document, whether or not they have read or understood that document. However, where a person has been induced to sign a contractual document by fraud or misrepresentation, the transaction will be voidable. Similarly, if the courts recognise a genuine mistake attributable to a party to an agreement in entering into that contract, the transaction, again , may be voidable.

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  • “… last year my husband and I placed a 10% deposit on a new build apartment… the build time was to be approximately 18 months… one of the reasons we chose this apartment was because the agents for the property told us the apartment was not subject to stamp tax duty… the literature, which we still have, described the property as “stamp duty exempt”…the property is now complete…we were therefore shocked to discover when completing the purchase that we owe a substantial amount in stamp tax duty…

    We have refused to complete on the purchase because of this but have now been informed that we risk losing our deposit…”

     

  • “… I have a mail order business selling rare stamps and postal orders…my custom is to invite written bids from my clientele…I recently received a written bid for two thousand pounds for an item from a valued client…I refused  the offer but wrote back stating I would accept a price of two thousand, one hundred and fifty pounds … the client immediately accepted… again as is my custom with valued clients I immediately dispatched the item by registered courier to the purchaser and awaited his cheque by return of post…I was surprise to find his payment when it arrived was for the sum of one thousand, one hundred and fifty pounds… when I telephoned him to point out his mistake he told me that was the price I had wrote to him asking for…he sent me a copy of my response to his initial bid and it did state the price he paid… I had obviously made a mistake when writing to him but now he refuses to pay the balance or return the item…”

     

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