We are pleased to present the Summer 2017 issue of Disruptive Asset Finance.
In this edition our debt recovery specialists set out their top 10 debt recovery myths and dispel some common misconceptions. Peter Brewer explores some of the more common errors which we often see when it comes to serving a claim. Serving a claim form incorrectly often leads to wasted time and money so ensuring service is correctly undertaken is absolutely vital for the swift recovery of debts.
Improving access to justice using less traditional routes continues to be a common theme. The pilot for the Online Court has now launched and the courts are continuing to emphasise the importance of alternative methods of dispute resolution. There have been a number of cases dealing with the consequences of refusing mediation – It can be difficult to keep track of what guidance the courts have provided to date. We have summarised some of the key decisions on page 5 – Refuse to mediate without good reason at your peril!
Finally, Brexit continues to be a challenging issue. The UK’s intellectual property law system is fundamentally entwined with that of the EU, with everything from the term of copyright to the protection of “Stilton” as a unique geographical indicator of origin, dependent on EU law. Our Intellectual Property team explore ten questions intellectual property owners and licensees should be asking.