Articles by Phillips Lewis Smith.
Our Articles provide information and insight in to various legal issues that we have dealt with for clients recently. If you require further information in connection with the points discussed, please contact us.
Please note that our articles intend to state the law at the date indicated. Although every effort is made to ensure they are accurate, they are not a substitute for legal advice.
Minority Shareholder Protection
A note looking at the forms of legal redress available to aggrieved minority shareholders and how financial compensation is assessed.
We share our experience of the Mediation process as a method for the resolution of commercial disputes and we offer practical tips for getting the best out of it.
EU SUCCESSION REGULATION:WHICH COUNTRY'S LAW WILL GOVERN YOUR ESTATE?
A review of the effect of the EU Succession Regulation.
Joint Ventures - Duties Imposed on the Parties
A note outlining the extensive legal duties that can be imposed on parties to Joint Ventures.
Protection of Minority Shareholders - Courts Prepared to Shift the Balance of Power
We look at the action that can be taken by minority shareholders where the company has been mis-managed.
the use and abuse of trusts
A presentation given by Martin Lewis at the Private Client Panel at the St Petersburg International Legal Forum 2015 .
wHAT HAPPENS IF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND DIES WITHOUT MAKING A VALID WILL?
We deal with some frequently asked questions.
absent freeholders:some useful guidance as to the steps leaseholders can take
We offer some practical guidance for leaseholders where the freeholder has disappeared.
quick and effective debt collection
Useful tips for prompt and effective debt collection.
mediation:comments from the mediator's perspective
David Herbert, as an experienced mediator offers some observations on the process from his side of the table.
online dispute resolution
We look at recent proposals for ODR and explain why they have some way to go.
Claims against professionals
We offer some general guidance for those who may be considering making a claim against professional advisers.