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All companies will be subject to strategic change at some stage in their development.  When this happens it is vital to have the right team around you.

Whether you are a start up looking for your first round of funding and investment or an established operation looking to grow through merger or aquisition, our team of experienced lawyers are here to give you the very best legal advice.

 

 

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Patent Law

  Employee Wins £2m Pay-out from Unilever for Invention of Outstanding Benefit   After a 13-year fight, Professor Shanks has finally won his case against Unilever Plc, his former employer, and has been awarded £2m in respect of an invention which proved...

Walk Of Life

ICR Walk of Life On Friday 7 November over 100 supporters of the ICR got together for the 2 million step Walk for Life. This is an annual sponsored walk in the Lake District where groups each walk a route of different length and level of difficulty. This year the...

Aldi Loses Make-Up Look-Like Copyright Case

  Aldi loses makeup copyright case In a recent case, the High Court upheld a breach of copyright claim brought by a cosmetics manufacturer, Islestarr Holdings, against Aldi in respect of a look-alike product. The Court granted Islestarr summary judgment on the basis...

Good faith in contracts

    Can good faith be implied in contracts?    On occasion we find that our clients assume that there is a general presumption of fairness and good faith in contract law. They assume that the role of a Judge in a contractual dispute is to discern what might be a...

What you need to know about contracts

    What you need to know about contracts    It is often said that prevention is better than a cure and this could not be more true when it comes to contracts. If a contract is not place or drafted incorrectly, then any disagreements which may arise as to...

Employee Restrictive Covenants – Supreme Court Tilts the Balance in Employers’ Favour?

Employee Restrictive Covenants Supreme Court Tilts the Balance in Employers’ Favour?   In a recent case, the Supreme Court ruled that a non-compete clause in an employment contract that prevented the ex-employee having a minority shareholding in a rival...

No Contract, No Fee – Risk-Takers Beware!

Do you do business on a handshake? No Contract, No Fee – Risk-Takers Beware! It is so easy to get caught out. You see a great business opportunity when you meet someone at a networking event who seems very keen in do business with you. You spend a considerable...

ICO Sink their teeth

      The ICO sink in their teeth The first employee has been sent to jail    The first employee has been sent to jail for illegally accessing personal data. In this land mark case the employee of an accident repair company used his colleagues’ login details...

Entrepreneurs Relief – Important Changes

  Entrepreneurs Relief has changed Are you aware of how it affects you?Last year’s Budget announced a number of important changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief. These changes took effect on 6th April 2019.Entrepreneurs’ Relief is a relief from Capital Gains Tax...

Airbnb Lettings – Always Check the Lease!

Airbnb Always check the lease   You have purchased a leasehold apartment in a thriving town or seaside resort with the view to sublet, You start out subletting to a family on an Assured Tenancy Agreement (AST) but you have been told you could make a better return...