Litigation v/s Arbitration – what does this mean for your business?

August 1st, 2017

In 2011, Suzuki Motor Corporation commenced arbitration proceedings in London with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, in order to compel Volkswagen AG to dispose of its Suzuki shares to Suzuki or Suzuki’s designated third party. It was only last year that Suzuki and Volkswagen finally came to a settlement after working its way through […]

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Child Abduction Information

August 1st, 2017

In the majority of cases, child abduction is the removal of a child from one country to another or the wrongful retention of a child after a holiday or a contact period. An abduction usually occurs after the breakdown of a relationship and it is becoming ever more common due to the increase in people […]

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EU Citizens – Post Brexit News

August 1st, 2017

On 26 June 2017, the government published its proposals which in their view will “safeguard the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU”. To summarise, the UK is proposing the following: EU citizens who have resided in the UK for five years and continue to be resident in the […]

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The Rise of Intellectual Property Disputes

July 3rd, 2017

The digital arena poses numerous issues for entrepreneurs and protection of their innovations and ideas. Globalisation and the speed that the information is published over the Internet helps to spread ideas worldwide within minutes. However, it also poses a serious threat to the rights of inventors. In the world of social media, we need to […]

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Importance Of Closing Down Financial Claims In A Divorce

July 3rd, 2017

[Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC14] The Supreme Court allowed a wife’s claim to proceed 23 years after divorce. The parties married in 1981, separated in 1984 and they divorced in 1992 and therefore the relationship broke down 35 years ago. They had one son, Dane, and the husband treated the wife’s daughter from a previous […]

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How Will 3D Printing Affect Intellectual Property Rights?

July 3rd, 2017

There is no doubt that intellectual property right holders and businesses will face disruption as regular people gain access to powerful tools of design and production, away from regulation and control. However, whilst rights owners will be concerned about the challenges 3D printing raises, as is often the case, with new technology and development comes […]

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Damages Based Agreements – An Alternative to Funding Your Claim

June 2nd, 2017

Damages Based Agreements, or DBAs, are a type of “no win, no fee” arrangement between a solicitor and client. DBAs are now permitted for commercial disputes in England since April 2013. Under a DBA, the client agrees to pay the solicitor a percentage of the sums recovered from the losing party in a claim. The […]

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General Election 2017 – Party Employment Law Proposals & Changes

June 1st, 2017

Theresa May’s announcement in April explaining that there would be a snap general election on 8 June surprised many. It isn’t all about Brexit and many will be pleased to learn that employment law proposals feature in many of the political parties’ manifestos, many focusing on an extension of worker’s rights. It is therefore appropriate […]

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Personal Injury Law Update – May 2017

June 1st, 2017

The Prison and Courts Bill This Bill has been scrapped as a direct result of the Election being announced and Parliament being dissolved. Claimant representatives will be happy about this, as the Bill contained wide ranging reforms that were potentially unhelpful to Claimants. Amongst the proposals, was the introduction of a system of tariffs for […]

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Employment Law Update – April 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Report from Work and Pensions Committee condemns bogus self-employment practices in the Gig Economy The Work and Pensions Committee has published a report suggesting that the Government must stop ‘bogus’ self-employment practices, which are potentially creating an extra burden on the welfare state whilst also reducing tax contributions to HMRC. As part of the investigation […]

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