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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.


Separated at birth

When Tulkinghorn treated ‘er indoors to a trip to the pictures last week, imagine his alarm to see his old pal David Brimacombe, Standard Chartered Bank’s head of group legal, in the starring role of Austin Powers in Goldmember. Since scooping in-house banking and finance team of the year at The Lawyer Awards in 2001, […]

Harbottles partner honoured for Jubilee work

Harbottle & Lewis partner Gerrard Tyrrell has been appointed by the Queen as a member of the Royal Victorian Order for his legal work on the Jubilee celebrations The order is given to people who have served the Queen or the monarchy in a personal way. Tyrrell is secretary of the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee […]

Two birds with one stone

Tulkinghorn is not usually one to pick up on subliminal messages – being deaf in one ear and blind as a bat doesn’t help – but Bird & Bird’s recent press release about its new employment partner certainly contained a few. Although the text is about employment partner Philip Hartman joining the firm’s Dutch office […]

Walking Sense

It has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears that a group of 53 Wragge & Co lawyers, and their families and friends made a bizarre personal tribute to 1960s musical The Sound of Music recently. Led by incumbent senior partner John Crabtree, the group took part in a Traverse the Alps Challenge. But before you fear for their […]

Dentons grabs DJ Freemans defector

Denton Wilde Sapte has snapped up the latest in a string of DJ Freeman defectors, appointing partner James Pilgrim-Morris to its insurance team Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. His departure will be a serious blow to DJ Freeman, which has seen a dramatic drop […]

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