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Post on 17 Apr 2015
The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has given a preliminary ruling on the jurisdiction of member states in relation to copyright materials published without the owner’s consent.  The Austrian case of Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur.NRW GmbH, Case C-441/13 concerned the use of photographs by a...
Intellectual Property
Post on 16 Apr 2015
Following its 'Cyber Streetwise' campaign, which highlighted the particular threat to SMEs of cyber attacks, the Government has now published a report 'UK Cyber Security: The Role of Insurance in Managing and Mitigating the Risk'. The report illustrates the growing threat of cyber attacks to UK...
Insurance
Post on 15 Apr 2015
Securing conditional tax relief benefits is never a straightforward undertaking - Brian Garner discusses in Private Client Adviser. The current economic climate, fuelled by various government incentives such as feed in tariff, is making many landowners consider entering into a renewable energy ...
Private Wealth
Energy & Renewables
Corporate law
Post on 15 Apr 2015
In April, Michelmores welcomed several academically gifted students from Exeter College as part of the REACH Academy to join us for a 3 day 'taster' experience of those considering a career in law.  Michelmores' HR team put together an excellent timetable, jam-packed with workshops, departmental...
Trainee Blog
Post on 14 Apr 2015
Birth2UK, the prestigious training programme provided by the charity Baby Lifeline, is holding a masterclass in cardiotocograph assessment and management of unborn children at risk of neurological damage through oxygen deprivation. The course provides essential insight 'for all clinical staff with...
Medical Negligence
Post on 14 Apr 2015
A recent study has found that UK carpenters born in the 1940s have a one in 17 chance of developing the asbestos-induced lung cancer mesothelioma, according to research by the Health and Safety Executive and Cancer Research UK.  While carpenters have been shown to be at greatest risk of developing...
Medical Negligence
Post on 14 Apr 2015
I was delighted to be a keynote speaker on UK surrogacy law at the Families Through Surrogacy Conference in London.  I also chaired an interesting session on surrogacy in Georgia and Ukraine. The Fertility and Parenting team at Michelmores had a dedicated stand and we were on hand to answer...
Family Law
Michelmores, Law, Solicitor, Lawyer, Energy, Renwables
Post on 14 Apr 2015
The Renewable Energy team at Michelmores LLP has acted for Clinton Devon Estates in relation to two solar developments in Liverton, East Devon. The construction arrangements were concluded with Solar Century Holdings Limited in 2014, with one of the farms energised by Christmas with the second...
Energy & Renewables
Michelmores
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Michelmores, Law, Employment, Solicitor, Lawyer
Post on 13 Apr 2015
New Rates, Limits and Changes The beginning of April marked a number of changes for Employment law. The following summary shows you what you need to know. Commencement Date - 5 April 2015 Statutory Sick Pay ('SSP') - £88.45 (increase from £87.55) Statutory Maternity Pay ('SMP') - £139.58 (increase...
Employment Law
Post on 13 Apr 2015
Andrew Oldland QC, Head of Michelmores' Financial Services and Regulatory teams is featured in the Law Society Gazettes feature 'Internal investigations: inside jobs' You can read the full article here
Financial Services

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