Three Ways to Prove Negligence in Nursing Homes

by Winburn Bequette February 6, 2016 Law

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are common and, unfortunately, these are serious issues people throughout the country have to deal with daily. In fact, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program has reported that 10 percent of its complaints nationwide involve allegations of gross neglect, and about 27 percent involve concerns about inadequate care. Nursing homes […]

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Top 7 Reasons Your US Visa May Get Denied

by burkejaskot February 5, 2016 Immigration Law

Visas are an important way to enter the United States and to stay in the country for an extended period of time.  If you live in a country other than the US, you will need a visa to work in the country, receive medical care, or stay for an extended time with relatives.  Unfortunately, there […]

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Employee messaging, technology and the erosion of privacy?

by Matthew Pollock February 4, 2016 Employment Law

For reasons that shouldn’t be mysterious, many of us find the idea of our employers reading through our personal messages a little discomforting. The freedom to send the odd message from work to a friend or loved one, with the expectation that its contents remain private, is widely considered a vital one in an age […]

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Happy ‘Divorce Day’ or is it? (Re First Working Day in January)

by Linzi Perriman January 9, 2016 Divorce

“Divorce Day” is a term commonly banded about by the media which refers to the first working day of the New Year when family lawyers receive the highest number of new enquiries. It is often reported that January is the month when most couples decide to divorce, commonly due to the stresses and strains that […]

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Bannatyne Divorce: honesty is the best policy

by Legal Author December 23, 2015 Divorce

Despite attempts to conceal the news, it has come to light that former Dragon’s Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, misled the Family Court by giving false evidence during his second divorce in 2012. The I’m a Celebrity star thought to be worth £187m made false declarations over the value of a severance package drawn up for […]

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Divorce in slight decline as more people cohabit

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Cohabitation

At the end of November the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released annual statistics on divorces that took place in England and Wales in 2013. They found that divorce rates dropped 2.9% in 2013 where 114,720 divorces were granted compared to 118,140 in 2012. These statistics follow a general decline in the number of divorces […]

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Form E Financial blunder – Divorce legal practice update

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Divorce

Form E Financial blunder On Friday it was announced that Nicola Matheson-Durrant, a McKenzie Friend with the Family Law Clinic based in Berkshire, spotted a software glitch on Tuesday with the Ministry of Justice Financial Statement, known as Form E. Matheson-Durrant reported the fault to the Ministry of Justice who have now corrected the software. […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Recovery Through Securities Regulators – Problems with Relying on OSC Disgorgement Orders

by icpc November 26, 2015 Finance
Toronto Fraud Lawyers

On October 26, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) held an “Investment Recovery Conference” with the Osgoode Hall Law School entitled “Public & Private Securities Enforcement: Improving Recovery for Harmed Investors.” The Conference held panel discussions on such topics as the ”Relationship Between Public Regulatory Enforcement and Private Securities Class […]

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How to Protect your Ideas with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

by Kristina.Jay November 26, 2015 Business Law

As the old saying goes, ideas are as free as the wind, but that doesn’t mean that once you’ve got a brilliant one you’ll just have to go about making it happen without any means of guarding it in the meantime. Just like copyrighting can protect the expression of an idea and patents are meant […]

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Family Law Dispute Resolution Week 2015 – Good Practice Principles for Amicable Resolution

by Emma Flood Curated Media November 25, 2015 Family Law

Resolution, formerly known as The Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is holding the fourth Family Dispute Resolution Week from 23-27 November this year. The aim behind this week is to raise awareness of alternatives to going to court for separating couples and families, and to provide advice and support for families facing this situation. This […]

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EEOC: NYC Systematically Discriminates Against Minority Women

by Levine and Blit November 19, 2015 Employment Law

A finding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in response to a 2013 complaint on behalf of more than 1,000 current and former city workers by Local 1180 of the Communication Workers of America has found that New York City has spent the past decades discriminating against entry-level black and Hispanic female employees.  The […]

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A Practical Guide to Cohabitation Agreements

by Muna Saleem November 19, 2015 Cohabitation

The Marriage Foundation recently conducted research that indicates almost 52% of teens and 20-year-olds in the UK do not intend to marry. 2011 census figures identify more than 6.5 million people currently living in cohabiting relationships, and with only a quarter of couples who move in together seeing it as an active step towards marriage, […]

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How to Design a Solid Privacy and Data Protection Programme

by marcus evans October 30, 2015 Data Protection Law

Interview with: Joao Torres Barreiro, Associate VP & Chief Data Protection Officer, HCL Technologies What do organisations need to know about the changes the EU General Data Protection Regulation will bring? This regulation will change the power dynamics between companies, data protection authorities and data subjects, which are the customers. It will also radically transform […]

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The Link App – a communication tool for modern lawyers

by Lauren Riley October 20, 2015 Law firm management

As a lawyer you want to work to the best of your abilities for your clients and to achieve the best outcome on their matters. I know this because I am a lawyer too. This requires a lot of working hours and concentration. Part of that is to keep your clients up to date about […]

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Changes affecting Insolvency Practitioners and Directors

by Stephen Downie October 16, 2015 Business Law

Regulations have introduced the key provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“the Act”) as regards its affect on Directors and Insolvency Practitioners.  This introduces very important changes which will have a considerable impact on Directors and the position of Insolvency Practitioners acting as Administrators or Liquidators. The key changes are addressed below. 1.  Insolvency Practitioners – a […]

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Family Investment Company – A Good Idea

by Mitchells Roberton Solicitors October 15, 2015 Tax Law

Perhaps something that may have slipped by most people in the Chancellor’s Summer Budget was the commitment to reduce Corporation Tax firstly from 20% to 19% by 2017 and then to 18% by 2020. The United Kingdom already enjoys one of the lowest Corporation Tax rates in the developed world comparing favourably with the United […]

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Keeping Litigation Costs Under Control

by marcus evans October 15, 2015 Finance

Interview with: Kirk Willis, Chief Executive Officer, The Willis Law Group “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) do not realize that front-end interrogation is the most critical piece of work they can do to achieve better results and keep litigation costs under control,” says Kirk Willis, Chief Executive Officer, The Willis Law Group. CLOs should examine their witnesses […]

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Seven simple things for US patent attorneys to know about Australia

by Wadeson IP October 12, 2015 IP & Technology

Australia is a good place to file a patent application. It has one of the world’s larger economies, which includes strong mining, agriculture, manufacturing and service industries, and a world class IP system. 12 month Paris Convention deadline 31 month PCT national phase deadline Absolute novelty Standard (20 year) patents available for non-obvious inventions. Innovation […]

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Is matrimonial revenge a dish best served cold?

by Linzi Perriman October 9, 2015 Divorce

Wednesday night saw more than eight million of us tuning in to the climactic ending of Mike Barlett’s five-part domestic drama ‘Doctor Foster’. My last blog – Following Doctor’s Order – focused on episode 3 of the gripping drama, for those that missed it, episode 4 saw Gemma’s professional career called into question, police involvement over […]

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Changes affecting Insolvency Practitioners and Directors

by Andy Wilks, FWJ October 8, 2015 Commercial Law

As from 1 October 2015, Regulations have introduced the key provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“the Act”) as regards its affect on Directors and Insolvency Practitioners. This introduces very important changes which will have a considerable impact on Directors and the position of Insolvency Practitioners acting as Administrators or Liquidators. […]

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Bankruptcy Limits Increased

by Andy Wilks, FWJ October 8, 2015 Law

As from 1 October 2015 the Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015/922 has amended Section 267(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 such as to increase the bankruptcy level for a creditor’s bankruptcy petition from £750 to £5,000. Accordingly, for undisputed debts less than £5,000 a Statutory Demand will no longer be available to enforce an undisputed debt.  […]

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Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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Top Legal Department Technology Myths Busted!

by marcus evans October 7, 2015 IP & Technology

Interview with: Mark Hentschell, Regional Manager, Thomson Reuters Serengeti “Many legal department leaders have preconceptions about legal technology that are simply wrong. With a more clear-eyed understanding of the current intersection of technology and legal department management best practices legal department leaders can take the first step in making their departments more efficient and better positioned […]

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Securing IP Rights in M&A Transactions

by marcus evans October 1, 2015 Data Protection Law

Interview with: Marc Bergmann, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, M&A, Gemalto “Securing the intellectual property (IP) rights of technologies has become central to the success of acquisitions, especially in the high-tech world, as they carry so much value and risk for the future of the company acquired,” says Marc Bergmann, Senior Vice President & General […]

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Minimizing the Risk of Retaliation Claims from Employees

by marcus evans September 30, 2015 Law

Interview with: Jean-Paul Durand, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Tech Data Corporation “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) need to safeguard their organization from the risk of retaliation claims,” says Jean-Paul Durand, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Tech Data Corporation. Organizations must ensure that the ethics and compliance program and reporting mechanisms are not improperly […]

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