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Selling A Software Business? Make sure you're prepared.

21 Mar, 2019
If you're considering selling your software business, you'll need to be prepared for the due diligence process a buyer will want to go through. Our page...
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Employment blog

Redundancy Consultation and Maternity Leave – Don’t get caught out!

14 Mar, 2019
The recent case of SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson is a reminder to employers of the potential dangers of treating those employees on maternity leave...
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Commercial disputes blog

The Equality Act - are all partners born equal?

8 Mar, 2019
  All partners may not be born equal, but partnerships should abide by the terms of the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act) and may be held liable if they discriminate...
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Food & drink blog

Blockchain in the Food and Drink Sector: A viable supply chain solution?

8 Mar, 2019
Blockchain is one of the tech industry’s current favourite buzzwords. Once the preserve of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum), blockchain has now shed its strict...
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Brexit blog

Data Transfers after a “no-deal” Brexit – our practical advice

8 Mar, 2019
Businesses which transfer personal data from outside of the UK need to take steps to ensure those transfers continue to be lawful if the UK exits the EU on 29 March without  a...
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Real estate blog

Unjust enrichment?

5 Mar, 2019
Islington Council is bringing proceedings against a resident to whom it sold a two-bedroom flat under its Right to Buy Scheme in 2013 for £340,000.  The resident had rented the...
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Media & technology blog

When two worlds collide: consumer protection law vs the Amazon Dash Button

5 Mar, 2019
A few days ago, Amazon announced it would no longer be offering for sale its physical version of the Amazon Dash button.  Whilst they will continue to sell the virtual Dash...
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Construction matters blog

Collateral warranties - just when you thought it was safe to go in the water again ...

1 Mar, 2019
Let us imagine a pretty typical development project.  The scheme is a retail unit.  The developer engages a main contractor.  The unit is pre-let to a tenant on full repairing...
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Food & drink blog

Why food and drink businesses should review their contracts in light of Brexit

28 Feb, 2019
  The food and drink Industry will be one of those potentially most affected by Brexit, particularly if we leave on 29 March without a deal encompassing a transition period...
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Commercial disputes blog

Can a member of an LLP also be an employee?

28 Feb, 2019
A partner in a partnership cannot also be an employee of the business for the simple reason that a partner cannot employ themselves.  The position for Limited Liability...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

The Impact of Marriage on a Will

27 Feb, 2019
People are often surprised to learn that from the moment they get married a previously prepared Will is automatically revoked. Accordingly, unless a new Will is made after...
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Media & technology blog

Announcing our new Software Portal

26 Feb, 2019
by: Cripps
If you have questions about software, whether around procurement, exploitation, ownership or disputes, visit our new ‘Software Portal’ - www.softwarelaw.co.uk.  The Portal...
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Media & technology blog

What makes a good Service Level Agreement?

25 Feb, 2019
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) records a common understanding about services, priorities, responsibilities, guarantees and warranties between parties where one party is the...
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Charities & not-for-profit blog

Disposing of Charity Land (continued)

21 Feb, 2019
In my last blog post , I wrote generally about the pitfalls to be avoided when disposing of charity land.   This time I look at the special rules that apply where a charity...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Can your financial Power of Attorney be used abroad?

21 Feb, 2019
Setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney (‘EPA’) or Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’), appointing someone to make financial decisions on your behalf should you lose mental...
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Media & technology blog

The new CAP Code rule: Gender Stereotyping

20 Feb, 2019
Gender stereotypes have always been prevalent in the media, and advertising is no exception. Following a public consultation into the effects of gender stereotyping in...
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Food & drink blog

The impact of food outlets in shopping centres

19 Feb, 2019
  The focus on convenience is more prevalent than ever, and with the depressing predictions of the decline in the British high street, shopping centres are successfully...
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Brexit blog

Brexit clauses – an update

19 Feb, 2019
In the initial aftermath of the Brexit vote in 2016, we published a short blog on the inclusion of Brexit clauses in contracts. This new blog identifies some of the contractual...
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Media & technology blog

Intellectual Property (IP) Audits – a great way to understand better the IP which sits in your business…

14 Feb, 2019
All businesses create, own or license some form of intellectual property (IP), whether they know it or not. The term itself covers a wide variety of rights including copyright...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Update! Probate fees reform

13 Feb, 2019
Last Thursday (7 February), the Government’s proposed changes to probate fees  - which will see the current flat fee (£215 for individuals and £155 for those applying through...
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