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R v H
Lindsey Lobley successfully negotiates settlement for Bradford businessman in a regulatory matter of non payment for business rates and successfully persuades local authority not to pursue a costs order
Miss Lobley was recommended to this client by his commercial lawyers. He faced a regulatory matter that they had tried to assist him with but they had not been able to make any progress. Miss Lobley represented the company run by
H and his business partner. The local authority were seeking enforcement against H and his partner for the business rates in excess of £30 000. Ultimately H accepted that he had responsibility for the business rates and Miss Lobley was able to negotiate a settlement with the local authority which reduced his liability to £23, 000 including this years full business rates. A payment plan was further arranged on his behalf. The local authority then sought to recover their fees which amounted to several thousand pounds. After skilful negotiations on the company’s behalf, Miss Lobley ensured the Local Authority would waive its fees save for the £65 Court summons fee. This saved the business a significant amount of money and ensured it could continue to trade and re-pay the settlement.