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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.


Watchdog sounds 'no win no fee' ads alert

FIRMS are to be warned by the advertising watchdog against using the term “no win no fee” in advertisements. The Advertising Standards Authority is expected this week to tell firms they cannot use the popular term to promote conditional fees arrangements unless it is heavily qualified. The expected move has been welcomed by legal expenses […]

In brief: From Leeds United kop to boardroom

Peter McCormick of Leeds-based firm McCormicks has been appointed to the board of Leeds United Football Club, as non-executive director of Leeds United Holdings. McCormick said: “I have followed the Club since I was a small boy. I have enjoyed doing the legal work and it is a very proud moment for me to complete […]

Applying equality to the silks system

Women, yet again, are not making the grade. Or so the latest list of newly appointed Queen’s Counsels would have us believe. This year’s crop of silks reveals the same old story – four women are successful out of 40 applicants, representing a one in 10 chance of success if you’re a female. Males, on […]


Foreign lawyers in Poland have hired a PR firm to lobby the government to let them stay in business in the wake of a threat from local lawyers. The two branches of the Polish legal profession are proposing a law change which would effectively send foreign law firms home. In response to a request from […]

Litigation Writs 09/07/96

Boxer Lennox Lewis faces High Court breach of contract accusations. A writ has been issued against him and Frank Maloney by Products of Far East based in St Helier, Jersey. It claims damages for breach of a written contract dated 19 February 1991. The writ does not specify the nature of the contract at the […]

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