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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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Legal issues top Labour conference

Legal issues are once again to the fore at the Labour Party conference this week. The Labour Legal Services Campaign is well-represented with leading lawyers including Helena Kennedy QC and Andrew Dismore of Robin Thompson & Partners. The firm is sponsoring the event. The National Union of Civil and Public Servants Association meeting is called […]

NI Bar could face bleak future

NORTHERN Irish barristers face a tougher time than solicitors if peace breaks out, according to Bar chairman Richard McLaughlin QC. McLaughlin says peace will mean less criminal work and a shift to commercial practice. Barristers will face growing competition from solicitors with High Court rights of audience next year, and an “overcrowded” Bar. This means […]

LawNet threatens expulsions

THE LawNet group has announced strict new standards and threatens to expel member firms who fail to meet them. The group, set up in 1989 by chief executive Simon Maddox, has spent the past year bringing its 78 members up to the quality service standard. “Our quality standard is equivalent in commitment to BS5750, but […]

Litigation Writs 04/10/94

A woman has started High Court action for the return of videos showing her in sexual acts. Clare Denton, of London SE10, issuing Stephen Graham, of London SE18. She seeks an injunction restraining him from communicating to anyone secrets relating to her private life, personal affairs, or private conduct communicated to him in confidence and […]

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