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Category: Commercial Litigation

Be careful about who you allow to sign your contracts

Be careful about who you allow to sign your contracts

It involved a recycling firm which found itself tied into a hire contract for three years when it thought the arrangement was only on a month by month basis. The confusion arose when a landfill manager signed a contract on the firm’s behalf to hire a high-speed shredder. The contract contained a clause saying any…

Man used ‘undue influence’ to gain interest in partner’s property

Man used ‘undue influence’ to gain interest in partner’s property

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a man had used undue influence over his partner when he persuaded her to give him a joint share in her bungalow. The woman already owned the bungalow when the couple began their relationship. She transferred the property into joint names and the couple then bought an adjacent…