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Can you trade mark a hashtag?

Posted on 06th August 2015 in Intellectual Property

The great benefit of social media as a marketing tool is its immediate and powerful market reach. The use of hashtags (words and phrases preceded by the ‘#’ symbol to identify and search for trending topics) has become a popular method of consumer engagement.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Why should your website have a privacy policy?

Posted on 09th June 2015 in Intellectual Property

Website privacy policies are often ignored or copied from a competitor.  This approach fails to recognise the value that a privacy policy can have to a business as well as the huge risk of failing to comply with data protection legislation.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Do park owners need to pay council tax on staff accommodation?

Posted on 29th May 2015 in Parks

We are often asked by holiday park owners whether they need to pay council tax for their staff accommodation.

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What can holiday park owners charge for gas and electricity?

Posted on 25th October 2014 in Parks

The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price which is set by Ofgem. Since 1 January 2003 the maximum price at which electricity and gas can be resold is the same price as the reseller was charged by the supplier, including any standing charges.

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What is a holiday licence agreement?

Posted on 23rd October 2014 in Parks

A written holiday Licence Agreement is an essential tool for park owners to protect their businesses.

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Who is selling this horse anyway?

Posted on 20th March 2014 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Dispute Resolution

The case appears to have turned into a dispute about whether the apparent seller was in fact selling the horse as an agent for someone else. 

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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What is the climate change levy?

Posted on 21st February 2014 in Parks

In response to the impact of climate change, the government has provided a  number of environmental tax and relief schemes to encourage businesses to operate in a more environmentally friendly way.

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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What should park owners do with abandoned caravans?

Posted on 24th January 2014 in Parks

From time to time park owners will experience a customer abandoning their caravan at the end of their licence agreement because they cannot afford the cost of removal.

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Guide to the Mobile Homes Regulations 2014

Posted on 17th January 2014 in Parks

The Government has published the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 which set out the procedure for residential parks in England to introduce or change park rules.

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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What to do about unfair terms in holiday licence agreements

Posted on 03rd January 2014 in Parks

All park owners using standard contracts with holiday caravan owners  (such as a Purchase Agreement or Licence Agreement) must be aware of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. The Regulations will apply to all the standard terms in any agreement – and to your park rules if they form part of an agreement or are referred to in it.

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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What are the VAT rules on holiday caravans?

Posted on 11th January 2013 in Parks

As grateful holiday park owners and caravan manufacturers and distributors know, as a result of concerted efforts by certain MPs and trade bodies such as the BH&HPA, the government was persuaded to change their mind on the VAT treatment of holiday caravans. 

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What to do if a dog attacks your horse

Posted on 19th April 2012 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Dispute Resolution

There are laws to encourage people to keep their dogs safely under control and provide a remedy for anyone injured by a dog.  What happens if a horse is injured?

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor