Knowledge

Guidance note for taking action against online defamation
17 May, 2018

A defamatory statement is a false statement of fact that exposes a person or business to hatred, ridicule, or contempt, causing them serious harm (and in the case of a business, serious financial harm).  This guidance note explains how to take action against online defamation.  If you require further guidance please contact Will Charlesworth at will.charlesworth@cripps.co.uk or on […]

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Guidance note for Domain Names
16 May, 2018

A domain name acts as the electronic address for a website and, in a world increasingly reliant on e-commerce, it represents a potentially very valuable commercial asset. This guidance note explains recovery, seizure and cancellation of Domain Names. If you require further guidance please contact Will Charlesworth at will.charlesworth@cripps.co.uk or on +44 (0)1892 506 004

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Guidance note for tackling online copy cats
15 May, 2018

Where the imitator is a malicious actor, such as a cybersquatter or a commercial competitor, once their actions are discovered it is important to seek advice on taking action without delay. For further information, please see this guidance note. If you require further guidance please contact Will Charlesworth at will.charlesworth@cripps.co.uk or on +44 (0)1892 506 004

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Who is in charge if a GP practice is a company?
15 May, 2018

Last month, Justin Cumberlege of law firm Cripps explained why forming a company should be a good idea for growing GP practices. In this issue he looks at the role of the director. In a GP partnership everyone knows who is ultimately in charge – the partners. They own the business, they take all the […]

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Guidance note for the UDRP process
14 May, 2018

The recovery of a domain name can be sought without the need to issue proceedings, through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP). This guidance note explains how a UDRP panel has the power to cancel or transfer a domain name back to the rightful owner without any need for court proceedings. If you require further […]

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Restrictive covenants – protecting your investment
10 May, 2018

Restrictive covenants – protecting your investment Every business has elements that are invaluable to its on-going success, and this is no different in the dental sector.  Katie Taken of law firm Cripps explains the role of restrictive covenants when selling or buying a dental practice. The buyer will be paying the market value for the […]

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Why companies and not partnerships?
20 April, 2018

The first thing to note when considering the difference between a company and partnership is Clause 12 of the Partnership Act 1890, which states: “Every partner is liable jointly with his co-partners and also severally for everything for which the firm while he is a partner therein becomes liable under either of the two last […]

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Getting social media right
17 April, 2018

People love sharing their experiences of food on social media, which is great news for contract caterers – but not without risk, warns Gemma Pearmain, senior associate in the food team at law firm Cripps.   While contract caterers may not be engaging in the large scale promotional marketing campaigns of consumer-to-consumer businesses, careful use […]

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How will new data protection rules affect your marketing campaign?
17 April, 2018

Businesses that don’t comply with new data protection rules face hefty fines, warns Elliot Fry, a commercial solicitor at law firm Cripps.   The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May this year, replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998. It governs the use of personal data, and will affect out of […]

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What’s new for the 2018/19 tax year?
5 April, 2018
by: Cripps

We are now embarking on a new tax year and although the spectre looms over us of a change in government and the shift in attitude to tax a Corbyn government would bring, the current Chancellor seems keen not to rock the boat.   The new tax year heralds far fewer changes than in recent […]

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Property choices in retirement
3 April, 2018

When deciding where you will live in retirement, the choices are very wide and can be bewildering. The relatively new and specialist retirement housing sector continues to expand, meaning that there are more options available that ever before.   Over several decades, Cripps have helped their clients to make decisions about their housing choices, especially […]

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How to manage the bank of Mum and Dad
2 April, 2018
by: Cripps

The bank of mum and dad is booming with many parents wanting to help their children get a foothold on the property ladder, pay grandchildren’s school fees or simply help out during difficult times. But with people living longer it is important for parents to balance this with their own needs. Phil Youdan of law […]

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Your home is your castle, or is it?
1 April, 2018

It is well known that if you make a capital gain when you sell a property that has been your ‘only or main residence’ throughout your period of ownership, the whole of the gain will be exempt from capital gains tax. However, this may not always be the case. Vikki Logan of law firm Cripps […]

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