October 2014 Archive

Brett v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2014] EWHC 2974 (Admin)

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Appellant appealed a decision of the Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal under Section 49, Solicitors Act 1974, to suspend his practice as a solicitor for six months. More …

Brew v The General Medical Council [2014]

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The appeal was brought on the ground of procedural unfairness resulting in an unfair outcome. The appellant submitted that he had received negligent advice from his Barrister in regards to disputing the dishonesty element of the charges brought against him. More …

Buying a Children's Day Nursery

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2014 has seen various deals in the children's day nursery sector and a burgeoning mid-market of providers for whom there are opportunities to expand. Funders are prepared to make capital available and there are opportunities for acquisitions. More …

A step too far

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The recent decision in Teva UK Limited & another v AstraZeneca AB [2014] EWHC 2873 (Pat) has taken the ‘inventive step’ test in patent applications to another level and has begun to cause concern that threshold for gaining patent protection has been raised significantly. More …

IP in the news

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Local chippy caught out - Lime Pictures, the company which produces “The Only Way Is Essex”, called in its lawyers to object to the name of a local Essex chip shop “The Only Way is Fish” which opened in March 2014. More …

The History and Jurisdiction of the Privy Council

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The jurisdiction of the Privy Council originated at the Norman conquest with the premise that, “The King is the fountain of all justice throughout his Dominions, and exercises jurisdiction in his Council, which act in an advisory capacity to the Crown.” More …

Apprentices: Do you understand their legal status?

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With both Labour and the Conservatives pledging to create more apprenticeships after the next general election, William Downing and Sara Thompson set out what employers thinking of taking on apprentices need to know about their legal status. More …