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Why Does Copyright Ownership Matter?

Posted on 14th December 2023 in Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution

Copyright does not protect a mere idea, but it can protect an original idea which is captured in some recorded form.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Solicitor

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What is a Deputyship Order and When Do You Need One?

Posted on 12th December 2023 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

Deputyship is a legal term that refers to the appointment of a person (called a deputy) to make decisions on behalf of another person who lacks the mental capacity to do so.

Posted by

Jessica Nowell

Paralegal

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Never Events: What Are They and Why Do They Happen?

Posted on 11th December 2023 in Medical Negligence

Never events are serious, preventable patient safety incidents that should never happen in healthcare settings. 

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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Navigating Child Arrangements During the Festive Period

Posted on 05th December 2023 in Family Law

Many families are now well underway or have already agreed arrangements for their children over the festive period. However, what should be a joyful and child focused time can become fraught, particularly when family members are unable to agree arrangements for their children.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Senior Paralegal

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Cohabitation: Joint and Sole Ownership of Property

Posted on 30th November 2023 in Family Law

With high mortgage interest rates affecting affordability, it is no surprise that more and more couples are buying a house together in a bid to get themselves on to the property ladder.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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Cohabiting Couples: Your Legal Rights and Obligations

Posted on 28th November 2023 in Family Law

Cohabiting couples are now the fastest growing family type in the UK, but the law doesn’t recognise these families in the same way as married couple or civil partners.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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Changes to UK Holiday Pay Rules for 2024

Posted on 27th November 2023 in Employment

On 8 November 2023, the government announced changes to the way in which holiday pay is calculated for irregular hours and part-year workers (such as those who work only during term time).

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Did Inheritance Tax change in the Autumn Statement 2023?

Posted on 26th November 2023 in Probate & Wills, Later Life Planning

This year’s Autumn Statement was notable for what it did not say rather than what it did. Despite the rumours and speculation in the build-up to the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor did not announce a reduction or simplification of Inheritance Tax, meaning that over the coming years more and more estates will be caught in the Inheritance Tax rules.

Posted by

Naomi Hoare

Senior Associate & Solicitor

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Posted on 23rd November 2023 in Family Law

Anyone can suffer domestic abuse regardless of age, sex, race, ethic or religious group. The 25th November 2023 marks the beginning of an initiative across the world calling for additional funding to help prevent violence against women.

Posted by

Bea Taylor

Solicitor

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Coutts Bank, Nigel Farage and Data Protection: What Does My Company Need to Know About Subject Access Requests?

Posted on 21st November 2023 in Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution

In July 2023 Nigel Farage’s bank accounts were closed by Coutts, a subsidiary of NatWest Banking Group, after an internal risk committee determined that his views on Brexit, LGBTQ+ rights and Net Zero “did not align” with the bank’s “values”.

Posted by

Jessica Whittick

Solicitor

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Universal Children's Day 2023

Posted on 20th November 2023 in Family Law

Today is Universal Children's Day, otherwise known as ‘World Children's Day.’ It is also UNICEF's day of action to stand up for the rights of children worldwide and on this day 34 years ago the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted.

Posted by

Ricky Noble

Senior Paralegal

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Important Changes to the Equality Act 2010

Posted on 20th November 2023 in Employment

The Government has published draft legislation to amend the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) which will take effect from 1 January 2024.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor