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Post on 27 Nov 2014
Cast your minds back to March 2012, when the Government launched its campaign to promote adoption.  Adoption in 2012 was at its lowest point in a decade – with only 3,000 children adopted in 2011. In 2012, only 60 babies (children less than 12 months) were adopted.  Led by Michael Gove MP,...
Family Law
Post on 27 Nov 2014
Following the successful pilot, of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) on 15th November 2014, the Government confirmed that the £19m ASF is to be rolled our nationally from May 2015. Up until now, ten Local Authorities have been piloting the Fund which we are told by Government has been successful....
Family Law
Post on 26 Nov 2014
Top 100 law firm Michelmores has been appointed as legal partner to the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) – linked to the Diocese of Derby which supports 110 church schools on behalf of Derby City and Derbyshire Local Authorities. In addition to providing day-to-day legal advice, Michelmores will...
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Post on 25 Nov 2014
The charity Baby Lifeline, formed by ex-nurse Judy Ledger in 1981 to raise funds for maternity equipment in special care baby units, held its gala dinner in the captivating surrounds of St Paul's cathedral on 20 November, with a charity auction overseen by Jeffrey Archer and with Nick Owen, veteran...
Medical Negligence
Post on 21 Nov 2014
Mostyn J's judgement last week in the matter of J v J , where he vigorously berated the disproportionate costs incurred by both parties to a divorce in pursuing financial proceedings, has understandably sparked considerable commentary amongst family practitioners. The Case – J v J J v J involved an...
Family Law
Post on 21 Nov 2014
Guest article – Judith Bean, Legal, Mint Velvet All too often, the potential of intellectual property is missed by companies and not even viewed as a business asset. It is vital that such a view is changed, as intellectual property rights of both the business and third parties can have a huge...
Retail Law
What is Graphene - Manufacturing
Post on 20 Nov 2014
We were delighted to welcome Dr David Horsell, experimental physicist and senior lecturer at The University of Exeter, to host our recent Michelmores IQ event focusing on Graphene − a new miracle in the material world.  But why exactly has graphene been dubbed a 'miracle material' and why is...
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Post on 20 Nov 2014
There are currently proposals with the Law Commission for reforming the rights of light laws, but at this stage, no real progress seems to have been made.   In the absence of the law changing via the Law Commission's proposals, the court has taken its own first steps toward potentially providing...
Real Estate
Post on 20 Nov 2014
Property fraud is not a new phenomenon, but it is fair to say that those perpetrating property fraud are becoming more sophisticated. Whilst Land Registry has stopped fraud on properties worth £66 million in the last five years, this is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. Types of fraud...
Real Estate
Post on 18 Nov 2014
The UK and Germany have issued a joint statement on their proposal for a modified approach to preferential IP regimes which will include the UK’s patent box regime.  The statement has been put out as a reaction to the OECD action point 5, Countering Harmful Tax Practices More Effectively, Taking...
Manufacturing

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