Post on 5 Sep 2017
Michelmores has been shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Insider South West Property Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate excellence throughout the region's property sector, with the overall shortlist featuring architects, property agencies, local authorities and main...
Real Estate
Post on 1 Sep 2017
A total of 1,117 runners took part in the Michelmores 5k Charity Run on 7 September 2017 in Exeter City Centre. The annual event, now in its 18th year, sees local people and businesses get together to celebrate the city of Exeter and fundraise for Michelmores' current Charity of the Year, Balloons...
Post on 30 Aug 2017
The new Pre Action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAPDC) is due to come into force on 1 October 2017 and will impact how businesses recover their debts, potentially making it a much more lengthy process. The PAPDC has been developed for use in dealing with volume debt in order to address a perceived...
Post on 25 Aug 2017
A new 'battle of the bars' is on the horizon as Toblerone owner Mondelēz issues a claim against Poundland in relation to its 'deceptive and confusingly similar' 'Twin Peaks' bar.  Mondelēz alleges that the Poundland bar infringes its trade marks in relation to the overall shape, the shape of each...
Intellectual Property
Post on 23 Aug 2017
With the great British washout summer drawing to a close, it appears that the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has decided that Lulu has caught a late summer cold and has nothing further to shout about. For those who are not familiar, late last year the TCC in Lulu Construction  upheld an...
Education law | Exclusion
Post on 23 Aug 2017
Statistics from the DfE suggest that the rate of exclusions is on the rise. Permanent exclusions increased from 5,795 pupils in 2014/15 to 6,685 in 2015/16, and there has been a similar increase in fixed period exclusions. The background Permanent exclusions refer to pupils who are no longer...
Post on 16 Aug 2017
We previously reported on the decision in Ted Baker Plc v Axa Insurance UK Plc, in which the High Court considered the implications for policyholders of failing to comply with an information request by insurers. As a result of Ted Baker's failure to provide profit and loss and management accounts...
Post on 16 Aug 2017
When I started down the path of becoming a solicitor, I knew it was a career that would present many challenges and require a lot of commitment – after all, many people describe the training contract as a 'two-year interview'. Of course, it has been a challenging experience, but there have also...
Trainee Blog
Michelmores | Corporate Law | Succession Group
Post on 9 Aug 2017
The Michelmores Corporate team has advised Succession Group on its latest round of acquisitions, for a total consideration of £20.6m. Succession Group has acquired four businesses from its affiliated membership: Prosperitas Independent Financial Advisers, Sigma Asset Management, Norris and Fisher...
Corporate law
Cohabitation | Family law
Post on 7 Aug 2017
It is estimated that there are some 3.3m couples – 6.6m people – who live together but are not married. Cohabitation has become commonplace for couples starting their lives together, even if it is only for a period before marriage, and it is certainly the fastest growing type of family in the...
Family Law