Post on 4 Oct 2017
The pork road to China Agribusinesses and farmers are likely to benefit from a major new export deal with China, concluded by the UK Government, as demand in China for UK produce grows. On 11 August 2017, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (“Defra”) formally announced the new...
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Agriculture
Post on 4 Oct 2017
Fracking is frequently seen as a potential solution to safeguarding the UK’s energy supply. However, fracking proposals are always surrounded by controversy and their impact on the locality, especially from an environmental perspective, generates intense debate, motivated by strong views on all...
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Agriculture
Post on 3 Oct 2017
There has been a very useful recent decision in a claim for accounts brought by a number of charity beneficiaries against Executor trustees. The Court Judgment is (perhaps surprisingly) well worth a read itself, but in the meantime, here is an undeniably engrossing summary. The case provides...
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Disputed Wills & Trusts
Post on 3 Oct 2017
When a relationship breaks down, the parties will have to try to make satisfactory arrangements concerning many issues – but none more important than those for their children. Discussions on this issue can be fraught with difficulty and differences of opinion as to what is in the best interests of...
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Family Law
Post on 2 Oct 2017
Preema Patel has joined Michelmores' London Employment team as an Associate from Gordon Dadds Solicitors, whilst Laura Cann, a former Trainee Solicitor at Michelmores has also formally joined the team in London on her qualification. Laura and Preema's appointments follow strong growth in the Firm's...
Employment Law
Michelmores
Post on 2 Oct 2017
In the recent case of Legg and Burton v Burton, the High Court was asked to consider whether two siblings were entitled to equal shares of their late mother's Estate on the basis that she had broken an express promise made to her late husband not to change her Will, under the doctrine of Mutual...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Family Law
Post on 29 Sep 2017
Following the latest releases by both the JCT and NEC of updated versions of their contract suites, it is now the turn of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers – or FIDIC as it is better known – to offer up new editions of its contracts. FIDIC has confirmed that the launch of its new...
Construction
Post on 29 Sep 2017
PropTech (short for property technology) aims to utilise technology to allow property service providers to offer more refined and efficient solutions and services. The drivers behind the PropTech movement are accessibility, mobility, flexibility and speed. PropTech isn't restricted to one area of...
Real Estate
Post on 29 Sep 2017
If a parent makes a complaint which alleges that there has been discrimination, it is important to carefully consider this aspect of the complaint.  Sometimes a parent may not use the word 'discrimination' or refer to the Equality Act 2010 but if they are suggesting that a child is at a...
Education
Post on 28 Sep 2017
The recent decision of a Chinese court to award US sportswear company New Balance over £1m in damages for trade mark infringement is a reassuring sign for international companies looking to protect their brands in China. This is the first award of this level for a foreign company and demonstrates...
Intellectual Property

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