What does Prince Harry?s girlfriend have in common with her character in legal drama Suits? Besides designer outfits and do-it-their-own-way beaus, neither is a lawyer.
The dissolution of a business partnership can easily become rancorous – especially when run with your ex. Kirwans senior associate Paul Hunt gives advice to those who have decided to keep working together after a divorce.
Business owners have to navigate a number of obstacles: the recent court fee increase, for example, imposes upfront costs of £10,000 on a claim of £200,000. Professional negligence claims are particularly difficult to pursue, however, because your opponent – who, as an individual, should theoretically be easier to take on than an organisation – has a habit of changing mid-bout.
Matthew Goodwin from Wright Hassall takes a look at some of the frequently asked questions in terms of the ability to recover legal costs at the end of litigation.