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Trends and problems in internet & IP law

Guest post from Gannons, a specialist law firm for business offering commercial legal advice for entrepreneurs, shareholders, directors and employers. Social media brought vast changes to the online world not only for the users but perhaps primarily to those who … Continue reading

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Bribery Act and hospitality – businesses are nervous

When does Hospitality turn to Bribery? With the emergence of the Bribery Act in 2011 a wave of nervousness has struck businesses with regard to corporate hospitality and the question now being asked is how much hospitality is too much … Continue reading

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Intestacy rules

What is intestacy? Intestacy occurs when someone dies without making a valid will and their property (estate) will be distributed according to the statutory intestacy rules. The intestacy can be total where no will was left or partial where some … Continue reading

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People are buying online – law is no exception

Online retail sales hit £50bn It always amazes, and continues to amaze us, that so few law firms, other than personal injury law firms. Really accept that business of all kinds now get a sizeable and rising proportion of instructions … Continue reading

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Missing a trial date, applying to adjourn a trial and overriding objective

Practice Direction 39A of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, (‘CPR’), gives guidance as to what happens if one Party fails to attend Trial. A Judge should not exercise his discretion to strike out a claim merely because a Party failed … Continue reading

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Insurers not playing fair ?

In times of economic hardship, one area where few of us will take risks is in the myriad types of insurance we all have, and for understandable reasons. Insurance in many areas is either compulsory or highly advisable. However, many … Continue reading

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Bribery Act summary

Bribery Act After 104 years, Britain has finally reformed the law on bribery. The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. Under the act bribery is defined as “giving someone a financial or other advantage to encourage … Continue reading

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The rubber stamp game ?

There are many uses for lawyers, but some may come as a surprise. Take, for example the war in Iraq and the burgeoning hacking scandal. what do they both have in common ? Well, powerful people who have money often … Continue reading

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Forms of power of attorney

Enduring Power of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney Those whose mental faculties are failing require help in the management of their affairs from someone who they can trust and is willing to take responsibility for managing that person’s legal, … Continue reading

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Sex discrimination by a law firm

Top law firm liable for sex discrimination against male solicitor In an interesting recently reported employment tribunal claim, Eversheds, a well known and highly regarded law firm was found to have sexually discriminated against a male employee solicitor in relation … Continue reading

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