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Protecting Assets Pending Resolution of Financial Issues

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Protecting Assets Pending Resolution of Financial Issues

The breakdown of a relationship is very frequently accompanied by a failure of trust and fear that one party might claim an “unfair” share of assets. This sometimes motivates individuals to attempt to hide assets for example, by gifting them or otherwise concealing their existence.

The temptation to dispose of assets should be resisted! The Courts have extensive powers to freeze assets to prevent disposals – or to set aside such transactions where they have already taken place. If an un-explained disposal has taken place the courts are entitled to start from the assumption that the party getting rid of the asset in question had a guilty intention of doing so, reversing the normal burden of proof within court proceedings.

The Court takes an extremely dim view of litigants seeking to put assets beyond the reach of the Court. The Court has the power to grant emergency injunctions either preventing such disposals or setting aside transactions that have already occurred. Applications for injunctions of this kind should not be issued lightly because a failed application can generate significant liabilities for costs or losses incurred by, for example, third parties who have been prejudiced by any freezing order.

Speed is often vital in cases of this kind and Lawson Lewis Blakers has the resources and expertise to seek or resist emergency applications of this kind.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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