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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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Harbottle & Lewis advised a consortium of businessmen with Falmouth interests on their purchase of the undeveloped part of the town’s residential marina complex, Port Pendennis Village, from Falmouth Developments, represented by Falmouth firm Preston Goldburn. Eversheds advised English Partnerships, which part-funded the purchase through the Urban Regeneration Agency.

Hodge: legal aid to be licensed

HENRY Hodge, the vice-chairman of the Legal Aid Board (LAB), has confirmed the worst fears of many legal aid lawyers by warning that soon only franchised firms will be able to do legal aid work. At the Labour Party conference last week, Hodge also revealed that the LAB “confidently expected” personal injury cases to be […]

Linklaters in full-time pro bono move

Linklaters & Paines is considering following Lovell White Durrant by employing a full-time administrator to co-ordinate its pro bono work. Linklaters’ partnership secretary, John Ledley, said the firm had appointed a pro bono group, consisting of himself and three or four partners, chaired by property partner Christopher Coombe, six months ago. The group was set […]

In brief: Quality mark launched by Law Society

The Law Society has launched a new quality mark for solicitors. The Lexcel standard will be awarded to firms that have implemented the Law Society’s Practice Management Standards, which are designed to improve client care. A kit, which will become available from February, has been developed to help solicitors achieve a Lexcel certification.

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Toby Kempster says regional barristers are now focusing on service and expertise. Toby Kempster is a barrister at Old Square Chambers, based in the Bristol annexe. Statistics disclosed by Labour Market Trends for the most recent year surveyed (to 31 March 1995), show that approximately 70,000 complaints were presented to industrial tribunals and just under […]

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