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Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Garretts has recruited another lawyer to its Leeds office. Dutch-born Robin Koolhoven leaves recently merged Addleshaw Booth & Co to strengthen the litigation team in Leeds. Koolhoven plans to take full advantage of his Dutch links by developing a cross-border enforcement service for UK companies with Dutch interests and vice versa.

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Roger Pearson looks at a ruling which could stop newspapers publishing copyrighted pictures without getting prior consent A recent High Court ruling has posed a major threat to the practice of newspapers which use photographs without the consent of the copyright holders in anticipation of gaining consent at a later stage. The “use now and […]

Rebuff for firm seeking cloak of anonymity

A firm of solicitors is fighting to remain anonymous while it seeks a judicial review of an LAB decision, reports Roger Pearson. An unnamed firm of solicitors is fighting to retain anonymity in a pending court battle. The firm, identified only as “T”, has already been engaged in one High Court skirmish in which Mr […]

FSP swallows up Brain & Brain

The long-established Reading firm Brain & Brain is to be taken over by Field Seymour Parkes, also of Reading. The five Brain & Brain partners will be employed at FSP as consultants and assistants, with the expanded firm using the FSP name. Prior to the merger, FSP had 27 fee earners, of whom eight are […]

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