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Why you don’t need a Written Contract – But it helps if you have one

People sometimes say ‘but I didn’t agree in writing’, as if this gives them a special trump card that allows them to renege on a promise. When we talk about a contract, a lengthy document of impenetrable small print comes

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What is a “small claim”?

A small claim is a claim that is allocated to the small claims track, a simplified court procedure that is litigant in person friendly. Hearings are informal and the usually strict rules governing the use of evidence do not apply.

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What makes a contract?

Most people have an implicit understanding of contractual relationships – when a binding agreement has been made, when someone doesn’t perform their side of the bargain, what’s a fair deal and what isn’t. Whether you’re an individual or a business,

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Small Claims Just Got Bigger

The small claims track’s (relatively) simple and informal procedures and its strict limit on the recovery of legal costs encourages litigants to ditch lawyers and take it upon themselves to conduct their own litigation. Until recently, claims were limited to

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