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...
Construction
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...
Education
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...
Litigation
Insurance
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...
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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
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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
Charity Run | Exeter 5k Run
Post on 7 Aug 2017
There's still time to enter the Michelmores 5k Charity Run, which takes place on Thursday 7 September, at 6.30pm. The law firm is aiming to beat last year's fundraising record of £26,000. For the second consecutive year, the Michelmores Charity Run is in aid of local charity Balloons, who support...
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News
Post on 4 Aug 2017
Michelmores is welcoming local charities, based within Devon, to apply to become the Firm's Exeter office charity partner for 2018. The Firm will organise various fundraising activities for the chosen charity throughout the year, including the Firm's largest fundraising event, the Michelmores 5k...
News
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Michelmores Vacation Scheme | Trainee Solicitor
Post on 2 Aug 2017
Michelmores currently runs two one-week vacation schemes during the summer based at our Exeter office. We chatted to this year's intake, who provided us with some great insights into their individual experiences of the scheme. If you are thinking of applying to Michelmores for a training contract...
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