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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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Taking on girl power in court

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ATLA president slams tobacco companies' 'pittance' payout

IN a scathing attack against the US tobacco industry settlement, the president of the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (ATLA) has condemned the $360bn payout as a “pittance” and the agreement as a “sweet deal” for the companies involved. The historic deal was struck on 20 June between Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds and British American Tobacco […]

Litigation Personal Injury 01/04/97

Buck v Farrell – QBD 10 March 1997 Claimant: Samantha Buck, Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant suffered multiple fractures, lacerations to her face and major brain injury when struck down by motorbike as she crossed Northumberland Avenue in central London. Frontal lobe brain damage has left her permanently impaired and there has been severe […]

Chancery Lane combats Act with 'active defence' guide

A newly published guide is aiming to help solicitors practise so-called “active defence” in the face of new restrictions imposed by the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act. The Act comes into force this week, despite a vociferous campaign by lawyers against its introduction. Under its provisions, it will be the responsibility of the police to […]

Peter Cooke on the qualifying period for unfair dismissal.

Peter Cooke is a partner in the employment department at Theodore Goddard. What period of employment is needed to make an unfair dismissal complaint? And who decides that question? These are two simple questions but so far they have occupied the courts since 1991. The latest round was decided by the House of Lords, on […]

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