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  1. Harassment

    Sir Michael Fallon has resigned from his cabinet post as Defence Secretary following “kneegate”. He has admitted to repeatedly touching female journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer’s knee at a Conservative Party conference dinner 15 years ago. Whilst additional allegations are starting to be revealed and it is unclear whether there are any other reasons for the resignation,…

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  2. Help! I need some-I.P.

    When the world gives you lemons… A Polish drinks company has been forced into a rebranding exercise after Yoko Ono challenged their “John Lemon” beverage on the basis that it infringed the trademark and personal rights of John Lennon, her late husband. An advertisement appeared on the social media page of John Lemon Ireland, and…

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  3. No Mooring, Moor Problems

    A case involving the mooring of luxury houseboats has recently been decided by the High Court A boat seller at the Hampton Riviera sold boats to two couples on the basis that the price included 125-year residential mooring licences at the marina. However, not only did the licences not exist, the seller never had any…

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  4. The importance of preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert has recently stated that he considers making a Lasting Power of Attorney to be more important than preparing a Will, which is arguably correct. In summary, there are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney; one covering financial decisions and one covering your health and care decisions. If you…

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  5. Complying with the new data protection regulations

    Jessica Cumming considers how charities can ensure their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations. Like all organisations which process personal data, charities must comply with data protection legislation. In light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) from 25 May 2018, this is more…

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  6. Are you prepared should something happen to a key person in your business?

    A recently published report by Legal & General, following a survey of over 800 small and medium-sized businesses, reveals some worrying statistics. According to the report: over half of the business owners questioned have left no instructions in their Will or made any special arrangements regarding their shares; over half of the businesses surveyed did…

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  7. Debt Claims – A New Regime

    The 1 October 2017 will see the ‘Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims’ come in to force.   The protocol requires businesses (which includes public bodies) to follow a procedure prior to making a court claim to recover a debt from an individual.  Whilst one motive behind the protocol is to protect individual consumers, the protocol…

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