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Panel Solicitors for all major Mortgage Lenders:
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Legal Definitions by Ford Banks Irwin Solicitors - The Property Lawyers in Manchester

Please note: Not to be used or relied upon without legal advice. These notes are for illustrative purposes ONLY

Kaldo - Hicks efficiency

Financial analysis and implications for everyone as a result of changes in the Law.  See also Cost Benefit analysis used by Solicitors and Lawyers in determining whether adopting a course of action has tangible financial or other benefits.   

Knock for Knock

Insurance Law Solicitors and Lawyers prepare Knock for Knock agreements which are in essence agreements to pay your own policy holders losses irrespective of causation / blame.  Solicitors and Lawyers may also be required to assess the loss and place a monetary value to it.    

Knock out agreements

Auction agreements between rival bidders that are illegal.  This is where the bidders agree not to bid against each other to keep the bidding low.  Solicitors and Lawyers are not able to enforce such Auction Agreements on the grounds of illegality and public policy. 

Know How: 

Term used in Patent Law by Solicitors and Lawyers. This is expertise and knowledge which you may be able to protect with a Patent.  Solicitors and Lawyers in Patent Law often draft Know How Licence Agreements.  See also EC Regulations governing terms that may or may not be permitted in Know How Licence Agreements. 

Kyoto Protocol 

See also United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Solicitors and Lawyers are often involved in drafting the actual framework agreements and Protocol.  See also enforcement of Convention Agreements and the need for an International Court of Justice.