August 2017 Archive

Professional Negligence case update

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Click here to read our update on the professional negligence judgments that have been delivered to the courts so far this year. More …

Child maintenance – when capital assets outweigh income

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Child maintenance is payable for the benefit of the children when parents separate, and the children live primarily with one parent and spend some time with the other. But what happens when one parent's assets outweigh the income? More …

Success for New Balance in China trade mark dispute

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A recent case demonstrates the growing support Courts in China are beginning to show towards brand owners. Click here to read about New Balance's success in court. More …

The effect of the 'ground rent scandal' on Registered Providers

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Following the ground rent scandal, the Government has set out plans to prohibit leaseholds on all new-build houses where the developer is not obliged to sell the house on a leasehold basis along with potentially reducing ground rents on all new leases. More …

Sharing photos online – the risks of Copyright Infringement

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Could sharing other people's photos on social media amount to copyright infringement? Our expert has put together a few tips so you can avoid being in a position where you are being accused of copyright infringement. More …

A leading authority questions the use of a Lasting Power of Attorney – our view

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Denzil Lush, a recently retired senior judge has condemned the Ministry of Justice for promoting Lasting Powers of Attorneys and has vowed never to sign one himself. Our expert explores his view and advises on the benefits of having an LPA in place. More …

Lasting Powers of Attorney: practical pitfalls – part 2: business interests

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Lots of people know what a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is and how it can help, especially in the sad but increasingly common scenario whereby a friend or family member has lost capacity to understand and make their own decisions. More …