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Branded About: Professors Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox to trade mark their own names

Following the box office sensation “The Theory of Everything”, which was released in cinemas at the end of last year depicting the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, the famous scientist has sought to trade mark his own name. Hawking, along with fellow scientist Brian Cox, have both applied to the Intellectual Property Office to have […]

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Yoda firm takes defamation to the ‘Dark Side’

In one of the first cases to be heard under the Defamation Act 2013, the High Court has awarded £444,000 in damages to the online marketing and advertising company, ReachLocal UK Ltd (ReachLocal) who fell victim to a defamatory campaign led by rivals on the “dark side”, Your Online Digital Agency Ltd (Yoda). With a […]

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Blacks Solicitors LLP join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance

Blacks Solicitors LLP are proud to be one of the latest businesses to join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance. There are an estimated 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK with over 8400 living in Leeds. This figure is set to increase to 12,000 within the next few years. People often mistake dementia as […]

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Ex On The Reach

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a wife’s right to lodge a claim for financial provision despite her divorce being finalised over 20 years ago. Ms Kathleen Wyatt has been successful in her bid to lodge a financial settlement application in pursuit of her now millionaire ex-husband Mr David Vince. The pair had lived a ‘new-age […]

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Plan for care fees with ease

In a recent piece in the BH&HPA journal we explained the importance of succession planning to include making a Will and considering the need to obtain a Power of Attorney. As part of planning for the future it is also important to consider how, if you or your partner needed to live in a care […]

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Fracking all over the world

Fracking is a live issue and isn’t going away any time soon. Fracking is essentially a way for companies to get shale gas out of the ground by using high pressure water and chemicals. There are many environmental, political and economic arguments surrounding what some may see as a controversial method of extracting a natural […]

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Bigger and ‘BETA’ than ever

Few will have failed to notice that a large, annual awards event took place this Sunday. Ball gowns were chosen, dinner suits pressed, and gushing acceptance speeches prepared by all of the nominees. That’s right, this weekend the great and the good from the equestrian world descended upon Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum for the British […]

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The life and times of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Protection for tenancy deposits came into force on 6 April 2007, arising from the HousingAct 2004. The main requirements were that any landlord accepting a deposit for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy from that date onwards must protect it in an authorised scheme, and must provide the tenant with ‘prescribed information’ about the scheme and the […]

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Preparing to sell your business

If you are about to sell your business it is important not to underestimate the amount of time and effort involved. Not only can a typical sale take upwards of six months from the date a deal is agreed in principal to completion, but best practice would be to start preparing your business for sale […]

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Protect yourself against the cost of care

The BBC has launched a major new project entitled the ‘Cost of Care’ which aims to shine a light on exactly what costs our elderly population are facing when it comes to providing for their care. Worryingly, the BBC’s analysis has shown that spending on care for people aged over 65 has fallen by a […]

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