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COVID-19 has put many businesses in a difficult financial situation

Although the Government recognised this by pushing the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 through Parliament to try and stem the inevitable wave of insolvencies, directors and owners cannot afford to take their eyes off the ball for a second.


Property Update — February 2014: misrepresentation claims cannot be adjudicated

By Adele Parsons In the case of Hillcrest Homes Ltd v Beresford and Curbishley Ltd (February 2014), the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) decided that claims that had been advanced in negligent misstatement and misrepresentation could not be adjudicated. Hillcrest was a property developer. It entered into a JCT Design and Build Contract 2005 with […]

Property Update — February 2014: planning update… R v Horsham District Council

By Jan Hebblethwaite  In R (on the application of Thakenham Village Action Ltd) v Horsham District Council [2014] EWHC 67 (Admin), Lindblom J considered the validity of a section 106 planning agreement that required a payment to be made by the applicant. The issue was that the payment would, however, be applied to a site not included […]

Clio releases Apple Devices In Law Offices 2013 Survey

Results indicate greater demand for data on the move and choice of devices within Law Firms Clio, the leading cloud-based practice management solution, has released the results of their 2013 ‘Apple Devices in Law Offices’ survey. The survey, detailing Apple device usage in law firms across North America, shows exactly how far the influence of […]

Huw Evans

Unilever case clarifies law over patents and employees

Employee loses bid for slice of employer’s profits but patent case clarifies employment case hurdles An employee inventor, Professor Shanks, has lost his claim against his employer, a subsidiary of Unilever, for a “fair share” of the royalties received by his employer from his invention. UK patent law provides that if an employee’s patented invention […]

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