Party Wall Act Injunction

Are you faced with a Party Wall Act Injunction? Are you contemplating applying for one? There are a number of important facts that should be considered very carefully before you do anything else. What is a Party Wall Act Injunction? A court order which tells a party to do something or to stop doing something. Read more […]

DISPUTES ABOUT CHILDREN: What happens following a separation when you are accused of being an unfit parent?

Head of Family Law and Solicitor at ORJ Solicitors, Pavneet Matharu, explains the process of clearing your name and re-establishing contact with your children. There is a common misconception that mothers are favoured as primary carers of children over fathers but, in fact, the Family Court presumes that both parents should be equally involved their […]

A guide to The Party Wall Act

Do you own a building? Yes Do you know what the Party Wall Act is? No If you or your neighbours plan to undertake future building works (including repairs), please proceed with extreme caution! Have you ever woken from a nightmare to the realisation that it wasn’t just a dream? Our client owns a building, […]

A guide to Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

Landlords need to be careful with the collection of rent arrears from commercial tenants now that the landlords self help remedy of distraint – where the landlord was entitled to seize goods belonging to the tenant to pay rent arrears –  has been abolished. With Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, the landlord now has to abide by […]

Can I make a claim against my professional advisor?

In day to day life in business, and in private, the need arises to employ the services of a professional advisor, be it a surveyor, accountant, architect or, dare I say it, a solicitor. But what happens when it all goes wrong between you and your professional advisor, and you believe that there has been […]

ORJ Number 1 for Litigation Services

The litigation team at ORJ has been rated by the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 provider of litigation services.  This follows a number of recent high profile instructions involving cases nationally and internationally. ORJ successfully defended a leading firm of IT providers in a copyright dispute worth over £20 million. The unsuccessful claimant was ordered to […]

Construction Disputes – A Contractors Tale: Defeated Before You Set-off?

Prolonged construction disputes, particularly those involving more than two parties, can have a devastating effect on both profits and cash flow. Using set-off on construction claims, as a means to reduce the financial impact of unresolved disputes can be an extremely effective strategy; however, it is one which does carry risk and must therefore be […]

Dilapidations

Many large leases are now coming to an end without renewal, and the prospect of significant disputes relating to dilapidations between landlords and tenants is increasing.  Dealing with dilapidations is not rocket science, the law is pretty simple.  Set out below are some of the things that you need to consider. Almost inevitably, in the […]