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Case Studies

Take a look at some of our client work with our case studies.

 
 
Contractors: Beware of Interim Payment Applications

Contractors: Beware of Interim Payment Applications

Following a recent success in defending a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication, we thought it might be wise to remind ourselves of the importance of properly constructed Payment Notices and the Construction Act’s important payment scheme. Although there i...

It pays to get permissions when working with the Environment Agency

It pays to get permissions when working with the Environment Agency

Gregg Latchams were instructed in late 2015 by the owner of a haulage business that was the subject of an investigation by the Environment Agency. The allegation was that the haulage business had been involved in the transportation and tipping of waste m...

The show must go on at Chalke Valley History Festival

The show must go on at Chalke Valley History Festival

Gregg Latchams are pleased to announce that they have successfully represented the organisers of the Chalke Valley History Festival before the Wiltshire Council Licensing Sub Committee, obtaining a Premises Licence permitting the sale of alcohol and provi...

Better Food's success as foodie pioneers in Bristol

Better Food's success as foodie pioneers in Bristol

Name: Better Food Company, Organic food retailer – supermarket and café Legal services: Commercial agreements and lease for new flagship store Challenge: Time-bound project Benefit: Smooth process, with legal hurdles easily dealt with enablin...

Procurement challenges - when the specification changes and no one told you

Procurement challenges - when the specification changes and no one told you

The client was a German-owned manufacturer and plant supplier to the water industry, which had tendered for a contract with a major water company to supply and service highly technical equipment worth several millions of pounds. Their main competitor ...

Procurement challenges - fast reaction in limitation periods

Procurement challenges - fast reaction in limitation periods

One of the most difficult issues in public procurement disputes is the very short limitation periods relating to the issue of court proceedings. The limitation period refers to the timeframe in which you are entitled to issue a court case to advance you...

Design agency claims IP rights in logos and websites

Design agency claims IP rights in logos and websites

A large manufacturer notified the design agency it had used for many years, that it wished to change supplier for various business reasons. The design agency had designed the client's logo, product catalogues and websites.The Copyright, Designs and Patent...

Outbreak of Salmonella in nationwide restaurant chain

Outbreak of Salmonella in nationwide restaurant chain

A nationwide brand of restaurants came to Gregg Latchams with alleged offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations. A total of 15 offences were alleged against the company and also two of its Directors.Each summons carried a maximum fine of £50...

Third party wrongfully claim intellectual property rights

Third party wrongfully claim intellectual property rights

Assembled Electronic Solutions Ltd design and manufacture electronic products to sell on to third parties. In this case brought to Gregg Latchams, a third party company had tried to claim ownership of the intellectual property of the product sold to them ...

Sale of business finally pays out after 4 year dispute

Sale of business finally pays out after 4 year dispute

David Beeny was referred to Gregg Latchams to deal with a claim relating to the sale of his accountancy business.The sale was agreed on a deferred consideration basis, based on fees generated in the two years post sale (so no payment was made at the point...

Owners dispute over property sale and distribution of proceeds

Owners dispute over property sale and distribution of proceeds

The Dispute Resolution team took on a case in which the client owned an investment property with a friend, but they could not agree how the sale proceeds should be split.Emma Ironside from the Dispute Resolution department used her property dispute expert...

Will contested on grounds of mental capacity

Will contested on grounds of mental capacity

The client came to us with a situation in which her sister was trying to challenge their father’s will on the grounds that he did not have mental capacity at the time he signed it.Our Wills & Inheritance and Dispute Resolution teams worked together...

Ex employee breaches restrictive covenant and poaches valuable clients

Ex employee breaches restrictive covenant and poaches valuable clients

Kellands (Bristol) Limited, a financial advisor, came to Gregg Latchams with a case in which a consultant left the business taking clients and repeat commission payments with them. Emma Ironside from our Dispute Resolution team issued legal proceedin...

Financial mis-selling case successfully brought against bank

Financial mis-selling case successfully brought against bank

Kings Heavy Haulage (Bristol) Limited was mis-sold an interest rate swap which the bank initially disputed robustly through solicitors. The matter was referred to the Financial Conduct Authority to review and Gregg Latchams took on the case.Richard Gore a...

Agency agreement is breached by terminating party

Agency agreement is breached by terminating party

The client was a commercial agent to a large supplier of top of the range car parts. An agency agreement was terminated by the supplier giving rise to contractual claims for ongoing commission and an entitlement to compensation under the Commercial Agency...

 

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