Charities and litigation guidance | Disputed Wills | Charity Law
Post on 22 Feb 2017
In recent years there has been a rise in the frequency of charities being involved in litigation in the High Court. These cases typically involve a legacy in a Will which is disputed. This can result in cost implications and negative media attention for the charity involved.  It is therefore...
Charity Law
Disputed Wills & Trusts
News
Post on 21 Feb 2017
Michelmores are pleased to announce that Pippa Allsop, Associate in the Family team has been selected as a judge for the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017. Celebrating the best in the legal profession, the Solicitors Journal Awards will be held on 17 May 2017, in London and hosted by former England...
Family Law
Michelmores
Taking children on holiday during term time | Education Law
Post on 21 Feb 2017
Prior to September 2013, head teachers could grant up to ten days authorised leave to parents planning a holiday during term-time with their children. However, the rules were changed so that authorised leave could only be granted by head teachers in 'exceptional circumstances'. Failing to properly...
Education
News
Tony Callcut | Link Academy Trust
Post on 20 Feb 2017
Your current title / role: Link Academy Trust Executive Principal. Brief career background:  I started my teaching career at Ernesettle Junior School in Plymouth and then moved to Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge. I became a member of the Senior Leadership Team and KS2 co-ordinator, with...
Education
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Agricultural Law | Woodland Ownership
Post on 17 Feb 2017
Woodland is an integral part of our rural environment and there are various tax benefits to owning woodland.Indeed, the taxation of forestry and woodland has always been pretty generous to encourage people to purchase woodland and to spend money on management. Savings can be made, but it is...
Agriculture
News
Cohabitation law | Family law
Post on 17 Feb 2017
Recent statistics have revealed that the popularity of couples living together outside marriage continues. What has not changed much, however, is the legal position of each of the parties during the relationship or if it breaks down. Although the Law Commission has recommended to Parliament that...
Family Law
News
Education Law | Social Media Policy | Keeping Children Safe in Education
Post on 17 Feb 2017
With the ever increasing variety of websites and apps, social media cannot be ignored. More and more children are using mobile phones and opening their own accounts, so parents and schools need to understand the risks and opportunities in this ever changing area. From a legal perspective, the key...
Education
News
Post on 15 Feb 2017
Back in April 2015, television personality Kylie Jenner applied to trade mark her first name and full name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The applications covered several registration classes in the USA, including bags, clothing, swimwear and fragrances. A trade mark is an...
Intellectual Property
News
Intellectual Property | China trade marks for public figures
Post on 13 Feb 2017
Further to my recent blog on the work of the Beijing IP Court, the Supreme People's Court ('SPC') in China (the country's highest court) has recently given further guidance on the ability to register personal names of celebrities and other public figures in China. This guidance comes after the...
Intellectual Property
Disputes
News
Serial offenders and expired notice | Employment Tribunal | Employment Law
Post on 11 Feb 2017
Employers have historically had to put up with so called 'trouble' employees who repeatedly face disciplinary proceedings, due to fear of these employees succeeding in unfair dismissal cases because the disciplinary sanctions are outdated. However, further to the EAT decision in Stratford v...
Employment Law
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