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Intestacy and family provision claims on death: update download subscription

Goodman Derrick 22-Oct-2014

Following a six-year project by the Law Commission, the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 came into force on 1 October.

Employment law changes in October — minimum wage and antenatal care download subscription

Goodman Derrick 21-Oct-2014

October 2014 brings yet more changes to employment law, including national minimum wage rises and time off for partners to attend antenatal appointments.

Employers urged to be ready for new parental leave regulations download subscription

IBB Solicitors 20-Oct-2014

New employment regulations governing shared parental leave are set to come into force on 1 December 2014.

Abuse of the elderly and vulnerable adults: more than 100,000 abused in care download subscription

IBB Solicitors 17-Oct-2014

The Safeguarding Adults Return showed that around 104,000 elderly or vulnerable people suffered abusive treatment in care homes or their own homes last year.

European Employment Law Update — September 2014: UK download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 14-Oct-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the September 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on UK.

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Cohabiting couples and property rights: ex-girlfriend receives pay-out in landmark ruling download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Oct-2014

A businessman has been ordered to pay an ex-girlfriend £28,500, after the Court of Appeal ruled he had led her to believe she would be ‘looked after for life’.

Do you need to re-protect your tenant’s deposit? download subscription

Goodman Derrick 22-Oct-2014

A recent decision in the Birmingham County Court has changed the way in which it was understood the legislation relating to tenancies and deposits was meant to operate.

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Heads we win, tails you lose (the difficulties of litigating against an adversary who will still owe you money if they win) download subscription

Dentons 22-Oct-2014

The recent judgment of Teare J marks the latest staging post in the advance of these claims towards trial.

Review of some amendments to Russian laws made in September 2014 download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 22-Oct-2014

The following areas are covered in this article: banks and finance; state procurements; medicine and pharmaceuticals; and customs law.

Flexibility for ‘divcos’ in the Canadian dollar high-yield market download subscription

Dentons 22-Oct-2014

The Canadian dollar high-yield market continues to provide flexibility to public dividend-paying issuers to implement and maintain their distribution policies through specific and customised dividend baskets.

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Worried families to be given advice on how to spy on care home staff download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 9-Oct-2014

Imagine the worry: you visit an elderly relative in a care home, but leave with a nagging doubt that something isn’t quite right, and that perhaps they are being mistreated.

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Cohabiting couples and property rights: ex-girlfriend receives pay-out in landmark ruling download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Oct-2014

A businessman has been ordered to pay an ex-girlfriend £28,500, after the Court of Appeal ruled he had led her to believe she would be ‘looked after for life’.

Luxury brand obtains blocking order against internet service providers download subscription

IBB Solicitors 21-Oct-2014

Cartier has been successful in obtaining an internet blocking order against ISPs to stop access to third-party websites offering fakes or counterfeit products.

Employers urged to be ready for new parental leave regulations download subscription

IBB Solicitors 20-Oct-2014

New employment regulations governing shared parental leave are set to come into force on 1 December 2014.

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Trademark litigation between Specsavers and Asda comes to an end download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-Oct-2014

The Court of Appeal has found that the extensive use by Specsavers of its green, shaded trademark is enough to constitute genuine use of its wordless mark.

Richemont test case paves the way for online counterfeit outlets to be blocked download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-Oct-2014

The decision in Cartier International & others v B Sky B Ltd & others marks the first website blocking order awarded to a brand owner.

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High Court confirms no magic cloak for union activities download subscription

DLA Piper 20-Oct-2014

The High Court of Australia has held that the termination of an employee for holding up a ‘scab’ sign while engaging in lawful industrial activity did not breach the Fair Work Act.

Changes to real-estate legislation download subscription

Dentons 20-Oct-2014

In this article, Dentons looks at the changes at the federal level and those at the St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast level.

TCC confirms that referral of a dispute to FIDIC dispute adjudication board is mandatory download subscription

Nabarro 20-Oct-2014

This case has highlighted the question of whether there is a ‘gap’ in clause 20 of the FIDIC conditions where arbitration is chosen as the final method of dispute resolution.

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work