Same-sex weddings — the completion of marriage equality? download subscription

Penningtons Manches 16-Apr-2014

Same-sex couples are now legally allowed to marry for the first time in this jurisdiction.

Trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries — changes in the Budget and possibly more to come? download subscription

Withers 9-Apr-2014

The government has removed what has been a significant capital gains tax downside that applied on the death of the vulnerable beneficiary of certain types of disabled person’s trust.

Is the gateway to access legal aid funding opening for victims of domestic violence? download subscription

Anthony Collins 9-Apr-2014

Changes in the law should make it easier for victims of domestic violence to access public funding to obtain legal advice and assistance.

Internet risks: small print and small people download subscription

Taylor Wessing 9-Apr-2014

It is hard now to imagine growing up in a world without the internet. The online environment is invaluable for learning, socialising and entertaining everyone, not least children.

Emotional cruelty to children set to become a crime download subscription

IBB Solicitors 4-Apr-2014

The government is considering making emotional cruelty to children a criminal offence. Under the plans, parents who deny their children affection face prosecution.

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Unregistered land conveyancing — enjoy it while it’s still with us download subscription

Gateley 17-Apr-2014

It is relatively rare these days to encounter unregistered land.

House prices rose by 9.1 per cent in February download subscription

IBB Solicitors 17-Apr-2014

The rate at which house prices are rising has continued to increase, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Unfair relationships — what does the future hold? download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

The ‘unfair relationship’ concept in respect of credit agreements was introduced into the Consumer Credit Act 1974 on 6 April 2007.

Proposed changes to tax reliefs for television programmes and video games download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

The chancellor has proposed changes to tax reliefs for television programmes and video games that were introduced by the Finance Act 2013.

Russian faces EU and US sanctions following Ukraine crisis download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

The continuing development of sanctions against Russian individuals is likely and will have an impact on those engaged in business with Russian counterparties.

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Forthcoming changes to family-friendly employment rights download subscription

Collyer Bristow 20-Mar-2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 has received Royal Assent and will introduce several employment law changes for working parents.

From the firm of the week

Comparing countries — more on spousal maintenance download subscription

Withers 10-Apr-2014

In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.

Is the meal ticket for life in tatters? Sharing stops on divorce download subscription

Withers 10-Apr-2014

The court has emphasised that sharing stops on divorce — so logic dictates that with the marriage over, sharing has no place in the assessment of maintenance.

Science fiction or science fact? The Defamation Act 2014 download subscription

Withers 10-Apr-2014

That science and new scientific developments are a vital part of our modern society is reflected in one of the changes brought in by the new Defamation Act 2013.

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Interpreting patent claims and the meaning of ‘dry fryer’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.

Colour contrasts and surface decoration in registered designs weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Apr-2014

In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.

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Construction Briefings

Unregistered land conveyancing — enjoy it while it’s still with us download subscription

Gateley 17-Apr-2014

It is relatively rare these days to encounter unregistered land.

A new design for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations? download subscription

Nabarro 15-Apr-2014

The changes proposed by the HSE in the new draft CDM regulations are underpinned by a desire to improve standards of health and safety, particularly on smaller construction sites.

Beneficiaries of collateral warranties may now be able to enforce them more easily download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 15-Apr-2014

A court has held that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may be a ‘construction contract’ that brings with it the requirements of the Construction Act.

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