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Post on 23 Feb 2015
Louisa Ghevaert, Partner and Head of Michelmores' Fertility and Parenting team, joined the radio debate on international commercial surrogacy on the BBC World Service's 'Have Your Say' programme on Friday 20 February.  Louisa featured as a "leading expert in UK fertility law" for the programme, '...
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Post on 18 Feb 2015
The corporate team at Michelmores has advised Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group PLC in the acquisition of Teon Media, as Haynes looks to develop its digital offering. Haynes, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, bought the Darlington-based Teon for a cash consideration of £450,...
Corporate law
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Post on 17 Feb 2015
Louisa Ghevaert, Head of Michelmores' Fertility and Parenting team, is a keynote speaker at the forthcoming international surrogacy conference organised by Families Through Surrogacy − a not for profit organisation.  The conference takes place on Saturday 21 March 2015 in London and will be...
Family Law
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Post on 2 Mar 2015
Unfair Dismissal – Extent of Reasonable Investigation into Misconduct (Court of Appeal) Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 94 Background After an employer demonstrates a potentially fair reason for dismissal, the Tribunal should consider whether the employer acted reasonably...
Employment Law
Post on 2 Mar 2015
Protecting confidential information and trade secrets from misappropriation is fundamentally important for businesses, particularly with ever increasing risks from social media and portable devices. Companies should also take care to implement controls to prevent the procurement of confidential...
Commercial
Post on 2 Mar 2015
Background Disputes between parties to a contract are common and can be resolved in different ways.  Court rules encourage parties to consider alternative methods of resolving their dispute before resorting to Court action. Mediation is a flexible process − which parties to a dispute can agree to...
Commercial
Post on 2 Mar 2015
From April 2015, Court fees are due to increase significantly following the Government's proposal for reform.  This increase in fees will affect all money claims with a value of £10,000 or more. Claims with a value of less than £10,000 will remain unaffected. The Ministry of Justice estimates that...
Commercial
Post on 2 Mar 2015
The traditional approach in the English Courts has been to avoid implying a duty of good faith into commercial contracts. This has for some time been at odds with the approaches taken by other jurisdictions, which have chosen to recognise that an implied duty of good faith can exist between...
Commercial
Post on 2 Mar 2015
In a recent case of great importance to retailers, it was recognised that: "the internet has become an increasingly important channel of trade in counterfeit goods". Whilst trading standards would usually pay a visit to those identified as selling counterfeit goods in their stores, the position...
Technology
Intellectual Property
Post on 27 Feb 2015
UK brewery, Hogs Back Brewery has issued proceedings against cider brand Magners (owned by the C&C Group) for trade mark infringement.  The dispute between the cider makers relates to a portable cider dispenser, "Cider Hog", launched by the Magners brand in June 2014.  Hogs Back Brewery...
Intellectual Property
Manufacturing

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