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Priority rights in Turkish law

According to the Industrial Property Law, which entered into force on 10 January 2017, an enterprise of goods or services ensure distinguishing from or service goods other undertakings and brand owners to ensure protection of the subject it is turned on and including the names of persons, provided that shown on the register can provide […]

Russia increases duties on US goods

On 23 March 2018, the United States of America introduced a special protective measure in the form of increased customs duties on imports for steel and aluminium products, including those originating from the Russian Federation… …The Government of the Russian Federation by its Decision No. 788 dated July 2018, therefore, introduced import customs duties rates […]

Why Islamic finance fits well in Kazakhstan

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (eg roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion…

Extortion, blackmail, and kidnap for ransom

In this market insight, originally written for CampdenFB, Schillings’ extortion, blackmail and kidnap for ransom specialists, John Chase and Brittany Damora, set out the scope of the threat and what steps family offices and family businesses need to take when faced with this type of critical risk scenario…

The Court of Protection endorses use of the Mental Capacity Act

By Michael Mylonas QC The requirement for written consent in schedule 3 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act has caused difficulties in some notable cases. Last week saw another challenge in which Mrs P needed the consent of her husband who had suffered an irreversible brain injury. She turned to the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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Northern Irish Bar adds third woman to ranks of QCs

The Northern Irish Bar will welcome its third female QC in September this year. Margaret-Ann Dinsmore, a specialist in personal injury litigation, planning law and family law, is the one of 13 barristers nominated for appointment to the Northern Irish Bar later this year. She is also the Northern Ireland Commissioner for rights to trade […]

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Intrepid solicitor Jenny Harris raised £3,000 for a South African school after this hair raising tandem parachute jump over Salisbury Plain. The money will go towards a project to provide a new community hall at Rorke’s Drift Shiyane Secondary School in South Africa. Confirming that she has no fear of heights, Harris, a family law […]

Lamb and Beefy libel action

The libel action in which Ian Botham and Allan Lamb are suing Imran Khan over allegations about their social backgrounds and, in Botham’s case, about ball tampering, should reach judgment before the term ends on 31 July.

Law Society welcomes Labour's CCT vow

Helen Sage reports Local government lawyers have breathed a sigh of relief over the Labour party’s promise to abolish compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) but say the replacement Best Value scheme will still be a severe test for any legal department. Speaking after the launch of the Labour Party’s Road to the Manifesto campaign earlier this […]

At death row's door

For American prisoners the wait for execution can be a long one – 16 years is not unusual – and this delay has attracted the interest of British barristers opposed to capital punishment. Privy Council barristers who have defended prisoners sentenced to death in the Caribbean feel they have gained invaluable experience which can be […]

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