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Naming or shaming?

Choosing baby names: a legal battle in the making? Adolf, Elvis, Madonna. Upon hearing these names most of us will immediately think of the public figures behind them. But why do we automatically draw (good or bad) connotations from names?  Aren’t they just names? Or is there more to them? Names are our identity and […]

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Weet-a-bots: Cereals in disguise

The recent seizing of 300 boxes of Weetabix by New Zealand customs officials has highlighted the importance of brand protection and ensuring that your brand is protected in all territories in which you trade. The boxes of Weetabix were imported by a specialist shop in Christchurch which carved out a niche for itself by selling […]

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Back to the drawing board for disinherited beneficiaries?

Melita Jackson died in 2004 at the age of 70 leaving nearly £500,000 to the Blue Cross, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, cutting her estranged daughter, Heather Ilott, out of her will.  Mrs Jackson and Mrs Ilott had been estranged for […]

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Shades of grey

Computer games have historically been considered the preserve of children and students with too much time on their hands. However, as those children and students have grown up and become adults, a lot of them have retained their love of computer games and it has become a more mainstream and acceptable hobby. As often happens […]

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GDPR – 12 months and counting

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and come into force on 25 May 2018. The impact of these changes and identifying potential compliance issues under the GDPR will be a challenge for many organisations. […]

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Restrictive covenants and residential properties

So, you’ve paid your deposit, collected the keys and moved into your lovely new home. What to do first? Install that white picket fence you’ve always wanted? Maybe buy some chickens to give you some eggs for your Sunday morning soldiers? Or fit a few security cameras around your house to keep an eye on […]

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The importance of Advance Directives and Lasting Powers of Attorneys

You may have heard of the recent case in the news where a judge ruled that Paul Briggs, who suffered a severe brain injury from a motorcycle crash in 2013, should be allowed to die. The case was prompted by his wife, Lindsay, who argued that his ‘minimally conscious state’, where he is being kept […]

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Duran Duran lose out in High Court copyright case

Music has been big business for a long time. The rewards for artists and their record companies, as everyone knows, can be immense. Not surprisingly, this means that the rights which make money from the music at the heart of it all are jealously guarded. The most recent example to reach the news has been […]

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Shaking up the eviction process – the Homelessness Reduction Bill

We have written before about the current problematic relationship between possession claims and a local authority’s duty to rehouse the tenant under threat of eviction. To summarise, local councils have a duty to re-house those considered “involuntarily homeless”, but what constitutes “involuntary” can vary widely from region to region. Some authorities will set the trigger […]

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Cryopreservation, death and taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes” Benjamin Franklin. What if this were no longer true in the case of death? A landmark case was recently won by a 14 year old girl (JS) suffering from cancer in the last few days before she died. JS and her […]

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