IP Law | Intellectual Property | Apple IWATCH
Post on 6 Apr 2017
Technology giant Apple has had its application to trade mark the word 'IWATCH' in relation to its smartwatch and smartphone in the shape of a watch refused. Apple applied to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to register 'IWATCH' as a trade mark in Class 9 of the Nice Classification...
Intellectual Property
eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017
Post on 5 Apr 2017
For the second year running, Michelmores' Private Client team has been named one of the 2017 eprivateclient Top Law Firms in the UK – an initiative designed to identify and recognise those firms that provide the highest quality professional advice and support to clients in tumultuous times.  The...
Private Wealth
The Resolution Code of Practice | Family Law | Alternative Dispute Resolution
Post on 4 Apr 2017
We sometimes hear that clients find it difficult to know how to choose a solicitor. We sympathise with that dilemma. In problems relating to family matters, and particularly the breakdown of relationships, the need to feel comfortable with the solicitor dealing with such personal issues is very...
Family Law
Trainee Solicitor | Lela Turkia | Michelmores Training Contract
Post on 4 Apr 2017
Lela graduated with a First-class honours degree in law from the University of Exeter and completed her LLM LPC at the University of Law in Bristol. Lela is currently a first-year trainee, undertaking her second seat in the South West Transactional Real Estate team. What did you do before starting...
Trainee Blog
Agricultural Law | Retirement Planning | Retirement from farming
Post on 3 Apr 2017
Farmers never retire ... so they say. But what happens if the decision is taken away from you? People tend to think of lack of capacity as a gradual process linked with old age; however this is not always the case. The farming industry is a dangerous place to work given the operation of heavy...
Post on 31 Mar 2017
Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses, which allow one party to sue in any jurisdiction whilst restricting the other party to only one jurisdiction, have been common in commercial contracts, and particularly financial agreements, since the 1960s. In 2012, however, the validity of such clauses under EU...
Solar tax | Solar for Schools | education law | schools
Post on 31 Mar 2017
Schools and some other businesses with solar panels installed may see significant tax rises when business rate changes come into effect in April 2017. Some charity, media and solar industry sources have expressed concern that the changes, which mean that small, non-domestic solar installations will...
Disputed Wills | Trust Disputes | | Private Wealth Soilcitors
Post on 31 Mar 2017
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in Will disputes, and indeed the amount spent on legal costs in attempting to resolve the claims.  In 2015 the High court saw 116 cases of children challenging their parents' Estate, compared to 104 the previous year. A range of factors are...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Private Wealth
Michelmores Property Awards 2017 | Michelmores Property Awards Shortlist
Post on 29 Mar 2017
The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories. A panel of ten judges with expertise across the property and construction sector and in-...
Property Awards
Real Estate
Post on 27 Mar 2017
The fourth annual FTS Conference took place in London on 11 March 2017. It delivered a varied schedule for intended parents looking to build their family through surrogacy.  Michelmores were Gold Sponsors of this year's event. Louisa Ghevaert, Head of Michelmores' Fertility & Parenting team,...
Fertility Law