Post on 18 Jan 2017
The International Family Law Practice is recognised as an essential guide for family lawyers on international family law. The fifth edition for 2016-2017 was published last month to meet continued growth in international family law cases -http://www.jordanpublishing.co.uk/practice-areas/family/...
Fertility Law
Airbnb User Covenant | Real Estate Law
Post on 18 Jan 2017
A recent judgment handed down by the Upper Tribunal has provided guidance in relation to the legal status of short-term lets out of leasehold property through Airbnb. Although the precedent will not apply universally to all tenancies, the clause in question is a relatively common user covenant in...
Real Estate
News
Post on 18 Jan 2017
Michelmores has been awarded STEP Platinum Employer Partner accreditation, the highest of three accreditation levels awarded under STEP's Employer Partnership Programme. Platinum accreditation is testament to the strength of the policies, practices and structures that Michelmores have in place to...
Michelmores
Private Wealth
Fracking and the rights of landowners
Post on 17 Jan 2017
Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’, as it is more colloquially known, has long been heralded as a potential, yet divisive, solution to UK energy security. With the Government’s cuts to clean energy subsidies having an injurious effect on the renewable energy sector, the direction now seems to be...
Agriculture
News
Post on 17 Jan 2017
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Commercial on 5 January 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Commercial analysis: Our panel of experts considers what lies ahead for commercial lawyers in 2017.  The experts David Thompson (DT), partner at Michelmores Freya Lemon (FL), associate...
Commercial
Brexit
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IP Law | Intellectual Property | Unlicensed music
Post on 17 Jan 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has recently considered a claim for additional damages by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), against the owner of a bar in London for its use of unlicensed music. The IPEC also dealt with the costs consequences of PPL's unaccepted settlement...
Commercial
Intellectual Property
Litigation
News
Joint venture disputes | Agricultural Law
Post on 16 Jan 2017
Joint venture agreements are reasonably unusual arrangements within the agriculture industry. Certain forms, such as share farming, come in and out of fashion, very often as a means to enable the landowner to continue farming for tax or CAP purposes. Whatever the form of joint venture, if it comes...
Agriculture
News
Litigation
April 2017 changes for UK resident non-domiciled individuals
Post on 16 Jan 2017
The rules in relation to non-UK domiciled individuals are due to change in April 2017 and we are advising clients in relation to the steps they should take in advance of these changes. The Government published further responses, draft legislation and explanatory notes on 5 December 2016. While the...
Private Wealth
News
Housing supply update | Starter Homes | Garden Settlements
Post on 16 Jan 2017
Starter Homes The government has announced that construction of the first wave of Starter Homes will begin this year in 30 local authority areas, which were selected based on their potential to deliver new homes in line with the government's objectives. These areas will receive support from the £1....
Real Estate
News
Technology Law | WhatsApp Privacy
Post on 13 Jan 2017
Early last year, we featured an article discussing the use of end-to-end encryption, highlighting that there is a general trend in the market towards messaging services adopting this technology. This is partly in response to concerns many of us have about who can access our data. A year later, many...
Technology
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