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21.10.21

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2022 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s media and communications law and criminal defence departments have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. In the firm’s media and communications law department, partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘having very good knowledge and understanding what a client wants), Max Campbell (‘outstanding knowledge, practical approach and amazing client service‘) and…

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4.10.21

Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers recognised by Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has again been recommended in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Media and communications law partners Iain Wilson (described as ‘superb’) and Max Campbell (noted for his ‘brilliant judgement and [standing] out among solicitors in this area for his strategic approach’) have been…

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9.09.21

Divorce, settlement and bankruptcy – beware of an offer that seems too good to be true

What should you do if the spouse you are divorcing is facing bankruptcy?  Can you take their offers at face value? Many of the conflicts that arise during the financial proceedings that often accompany a divorce are related to one or both parties attempting to downplay or minimise the value of assets, so as to…

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21.06.21

Are you a director who is being chased for debts by liquidators?

When a company is under financial distress, a director must be extremely careful when moving money out of the company or, if the company becomes insolvent, a liquidator may attempt to claw back funds from them. Below, we consider some of the common questions that a director will have when being chased by a liquidator…

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My bank account is frozen: what should I do?

It is incredibly frustrating to discover that your bank account has been frozen, preventing you from accessing your legitimately earned income and savings. Yet this is a scenario which innocent customers face day in and day out. Attempts to speak with the bank, with whom you have been a customer for years, come to nothing….

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Lawyers: can editing witness statements be a criminal act?

The recent Crown Court finding that Peter Metcalf, solicitor for South Yorkshire Police in the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy, had ‘no case to answer’ for perverting the course of justice has proved controversial. The full judgment can be found here. This detailed ruling offers an insight into how reviewing, advising on and editing witness…

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10.06.21

Have you been wrongfully removed as a director or shareholder of a company?

Being removed without proper cause as a director, shareholder (or both) from Companies House’ records is more common than you might think. A change to the officers or shareholdings of a private limited company cannot occur without compliance with various statutory and constitutional procedures.  However, as Companies House is not policed as such, anyone that…

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3.02.21

How the pandemic has changed civil litigation for the better

In April 2020, we looked at how the civil justice system were adapting during the first national lockdown.  Nearly a year on, many of those changes have become commonplace.  Whilst there have been ample temporary restrictions and moratoriums put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic which have been somewhat frustrating for parties currently and/or wishing…

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Rebecca Ridsdale joins Brett Wilson LLP’s Civil and Family law department

Rebecca Ridsdale has joined Brett Wilson’s Civil and Family law department. Rebecca specialises in family law and civil litigation matters. Rebecca has extensive experience in high net worth divorce and family cases. For Rebecca’s full biography, please click here.

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23.11.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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