The number of people who represent themselves in court and tribunal proceedings has been growing for many years now, and the trend is not likely to reverse any time soon.
Businesses are going to start re-opening as we come out of lockdown and hopefully life will start going back to normal. But what happens if the business you own or work for simply can’t get back on it’s feet and can no longer pay it’s debts?
Before October 2007 if you wanted to appoint someone to manage your financial affairs you put in place an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). An attorney appointed under an EPA could only manage your finances and they had no authority to deal with health and welfare matters.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has opened a consultation process after publishing a paper on proposed measures to change the rules on post-termination non-compete restrictive covenants.
A new year has arrived but sadly, for many of us, not much has changed since 2020. Hopefully with vaccines now available, we will soon start to be able to go about our lives in a more normal way.
A team of academics are close to developing an artificial intelligence-based tool that would identify legal disputes before they even materialised.