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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The Ultimate Guide to Mooting for Law Students – How to Moot Effectively

by Legal Author September 26, 2015 Law School

This ultimate guide to mooting provides essential advice & tips on how to moot. Brought to you by former mooting veterans Graham Kerr, Mark McAuley, David Kerr and Gavin Ward. Public speaking is an important skill, especially in today’s world. Throughout your time at university there is the constant lingering menace of having to do […]

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Owning a property abroad will require an update to your will

by Fletcher Day September 25, 2015 Guest legal blogging

Those who own a property in Europe are now able to exercise their freedom regarding who they decide will inherit their asset but if the owner wants to benefit from this they will have to take a look at their own will. The EU Succession laws are seeing a change and this means that it […]

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Long running Kit Kat legal battle fails in EU courts

by Wayne Beynon September 24, 2015 IP & Technology

Confectionary multinational Nestle has this week failed to persuade European courts that it should grant the UK trademark request on the shape of its well-known chocolate bar, the Kit Kat. In a long-running case Nestle attempted to prove that the shape of the four-finger bar was what consumers used to identify it as a Kit […]

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The Importance of Legal Agreements in Protecting your Share of your Property

by September 24, 2015 Conveyancing

Every year, countless couples move in together unaware of how little legal protection they have when it comes to ownership of the home that they now live in. You can live with your partner for decades, but if things were to go horribly wrong and you end up going your separate ways, you could end […]

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Polygraphs in the Criminal Justice System

by Allen Browning September 15, 2015 Blawg

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor is obliged with bringing justice. That means, even though someone comes into his or her office complaining of being wronged, the prosecutor has an obligation to try to determine who is at fault and who is telling the truth about an incident. Sometimes, when an accused in a felony […]

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The economic tort of inducing breach of contract

by Redmans Solicitors September 14, 2015 Employment Law

Economic torts under the law of England and Wales refer to the group of causes of actions that protect people from unlawful interference with their trade or business. There are five main sub-types of economic tort (although there are others): knowing inducement of breach of contract; causing loss by unlawful means; conspiracy; dishonest assistance in breach […]

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Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Workers’ Compensation in Western Australia: The difference between workers’ compensation claims & common law claims?

by Evie Coles August 18, 2015 Accident Claims Law

Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Compulsory for all Western Australian employers In Western Australia, the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Workers Compensation Act) creates a legislative compensation system which exists to assist injured workers to claim compensation for their injuries on a no fault basis.  The purpose of this system is to ensure that […]

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Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Legal Theft By Adverse Possession

by Allen Browning August 12, 2015 Blawg

While I handle only personal injury cases and criminal defense cases,  on occasion I am contacted by someone who is particularly irritated by a neighbor who has constructed a fence on the wrong side of the property line which separates the two; the complaining party is mad that he no longer has the use of […]

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EEOC’s Sexual Orientation Ruling: The Legal Issue

by Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC August 12, 2015 Employment Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently came to the conclusion that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is already illegal under federal law. At first, this seems like a huge step forward for the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in the United States. Unfortunately for them, as of right now, the federal courts do […]

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Getting Confessions: The Reid Interrogation Technique

by Allen Browning August 11, 2015 Blawg

Various methods have been used in police interrogations to elicit a confession. By far the most popular method used for over seventy years is the Reid Technique. This interrogation method assumes guilty suspects can be identified from certain behavioral cues. It is said to be proven as highly effective at getting confessions; however, there has […]

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Divorce Stats – Did you know 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife?

by Kirwans July 20, 2015 Family Law

Kirwans Solicitors have published a new infographic outlining divorce stats over the past few years. Among those mention include:- 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife? Almost 25% of families in the UK are lone parent families. Click here to view the full divorce stats infographic.

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The Rising Tide of Settlement

by ASchlossberg July 2, 2015 Business Law

Two recent New York settlements of $17 million and $6.5 million were made prior to litigation. New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer would like to lighten the docket. Stringer’s plan could decrease costs and aid in reallocating funds to other ventures. Pre-litigation dispute resolution often benefits all parties involved, minimizing time and cost expenditures […]

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Proposed Pharmacy legislation – Is a change in legislation needed?

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Clinical medical negligence

Medication mistakes by pharmacists and chemists happen more frequently than you probably think. A new law change proposed by the UK government could help pharmacists and chemists avoid facing criminal procedure if they prescribe patients the wrong medication. Providing the errors are recorded, pharmacists can continue working without the fear of legal action. We look […]

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5 reasons why young commercial lawyers may want to consider an in-house solicitor position

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Legal Careers

In-house solicitor jobs were formerly considered to be mainly for those who wanted an alternative legal career path outwith the more common role of a lawyer within a law firm. Now, in-house lawyer jobs are becoming much more popular. Here are five reasons why young lawyers may want to consider hunting for a job as […]

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Fraud, Floodgates and First Wives Club – Will the Supreme Court Set Aside the Sharland Divorce Order?

by Emma Flood Curated Media June 15, 2015 Divorce

Divorcee Alison Sharland received £10m from her ex-husband Charles when they divorced under the belief that this was half his fortune. However, she later ascertained that his Manchester software company was worth many, many more millions. Mrs Sharland argues that she should have received significantly more as part of her settlement and opened her case […]

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Contract Terms Have Teeth

by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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