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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...
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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
Post on 18 Nov 2014
Residential Tenants with long leases know they have to pay for work carried out to the building in which they live through their service charge. By section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 they have the opportunity of considering estimates and making representations to the landlord before...
Commercial
Solicitors in Bristol - Broad Quay
Post on 17 Nov 2014
Two years on from the opening of its Bristol office, Michelmores has tripled the size of its team, based at Broad Quay House.  Starting with 11 staff on 12 November 2012, Michelmores' Bristol team has since grown to 36 in number – to include seven partners, and a barrister.  The Bristol office...
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