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Charity trustees legal and governance webinar update series

In recent years the Charity Commission has concentrated on its statutory objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities and many in the charity sector consider it has dwelt unduly on the negatives. However the Commission has four other objectives set out in the Charities Act 2011 and we now see more attention paid to promoting compliance by charity trustees with their legal obligations and the effective use of charitable resources.

Expedited trademark examination now available in Canada

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that it will begin accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications along with other new measures to reduce delays in examination.

Appealing civil judgments in Guernsey

This snapshot outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court of Guernsey. It also mentions recent developments in appealing judgments of the Guernsey Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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Lawyers On Demand data highlights surging flexible legal resourcing market

Lawyers On Demand (LOD), the alternative legal services provider backed by Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has revealed data that clearly reveals the extent of the rapidly growing UK flexible resources legal market. Notably LOD said that its turnover has increased by more than 500 per cent over the past four years to around £9m. In […]

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Bird & Bird launches IT-focused consultancy

Bird & Bird has become the latest firm to launch a consulting arm, with several of its partners jointly setting up a new venture focused on IT change programmes. The joint venture, which several Bird & Bird partners have formed along with IT change business ASE Consulting, will focus on all stages of major change […]

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