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Patent Law

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 to...

No Contract, No Fee – Risk-Takers Beware!

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 amount...

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Walk Of Life

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...

MacMillan Coffee Morning

MacMillan Coffee Morning

  Who doesn't like cake? Tuesday 17 September 11am - 2pm    It's that time of year again when we raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.  We have a deep-rooted office rivialry in the office over who is the best baker and we use this time of year to put our...

ICO Sink their teeth

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 to...

Educational Articles

Good faith in contracts

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 fair...