Family Law | Divorce Law | Silver Divorcers
Post on 20 Mar 2017
When can a couple get divorced? That was the issue before a divorce court in a recent case which attracted publicity because the circumstances were so unusual. The couple were also part of the 'silver divorcers', which we have written about in recent months. Background Mr and Mrs A had been married...
Family Law
News
Residential Property | Tax return
Post on 20 Mar 2017
There are various changes for landlords to get to grips with when preparing their 2016/17 tax returns and for 2017/18 onwards. It is likely, as was the Government's intention, that many landlords will be affected by these changes and may face pressure to their bottom line as their tax bill...
Real Estate
News
Post on 20 Mar 2017
Seema studied Law at the University of Bristol before completing her LPC at the University of Law in Bristol. Seema is currently a first year trainee solicitor, sitting in the Agricultural Property Litigation team in Bristol. What did you do before starting your training contract? After...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
News
Michelmores and Bell Pottinger | Crisis Management
Post on 17 Mar 2017
Law firm Michelmores and communications agency Bell Pottinger have combined their expertise to provide a seamless crisis management service to help mitigate reputation risk for the alternative investment and finance market. The service was launched at an event at Michelmores’ offices on 16 March...
Finance and Investment
Michelmores
Crisis Management
Google AdSense | IP Law | Intellectual Property | Trade mark infringement
Post on 17 Mar 2017
The High Court has considered trade mark infringement/passing off in the context of Google AdSense for the first time. Google AdSense offers website operators the opportunity to contract with Google for it to place adverts on their website and pay a fee per user's click on the adverts. In this case...
Intellectual Property
Disputes
News
Ilott v Mitson – judgment of the Supreme Court
Post on 16 Mar 2017
On 15 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the now infamous case of Ilott v Mitson. This is the first case where the Supreme Court (or the House of Lords) has considered the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ('the 1975 Act').  Having previously written...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
News
Post on 15 Mar 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 7 February 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. Anyone who holds themselves out to be infallible is fallible for precisely that reason, writes Pippa Allsop. In the space of a week, two junior solicitors have been struck off by the...
News
Trainee Blog
Construction & Engineering | Trainee Solicitor
Post on 13 Mar 2017
It is perhaps too simplistic to say Construction & Engineering is about 'building stuff', but at its core it does what it says on the tin. However, the legal practice behind 'building stuff' is as complex and interesting as any other area. From a trainee perspective it is one of the very few...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
News
Pension rights of cohabitants | Family Law | Cohabitation Law
Post on 10 Mar 2017
In these posts we have often spoken of the practical differences of the rights of married partners and those cohabiting without being married. These differences often emerge when a relationship breaks down but the position on death can be equally stark. The usual rule on breakdown or death (a) ...
Family Law
News
Next generation of NEC contracts – NEC4 | Construction & Engineering
Post on 9 Mar 2017
NEC have announced that the next generation of NEC documents will be made available this summer after the NEC annual seminar on 22 June 2017. This is the first major release of NEC documents since NEC3, first published 12 years ago. In that time, NEC3 has become one of the market leading standard...
Construction
Real Estate
News

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