Monthly Archives: November 2012

Just Another Manic Monday

A term in an employment contract which restricts the employee’s activities after termination will be void for being in restraint of trade and against public policy. However, such a term will be enforceable where the employer can show that they … Continue reading

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Home Reversions – A brief introduction

A Home Reversion plan is where you sell your home or a percentage of it to a Reversion Company but retain the right to live in it rent-free for the rest of your life. A Lifetime Lease is granted to … Continue reading

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The Colour Purple

Under the Trade Marks Act 1994, a trade mark cannot be registered if it does not satisfy certain prescribed requirements, including that it must be a ‘sign’ and be capable of being represented graphically. A trade mark can also not … Continue reading

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Are your Terms & Conditions Compliant?

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently conducted a pre-Christmas review of 156 retailer websites and found that many of them were not fully complying with the Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations and the Electronic Commerce Regulations. These regulations cover … Continue reading

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A Modern Approach to Parental Leave

This week, Government Ministers have announced details of their proposals for a new, more flexible approach to parental leave in order to reflect working arrangements in modern day families. The proposals aim to introduce the ability for both parents to … Continue reading

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Green Deal cashback!

A cashback scheme to incentivise homeowners and residential landlords and tenants to sign up to energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal was announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 19 October 2012. The cashback of … Continue reading

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New rights for separated Dads?

The Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, has proposed a shake up to the Law which would give Fathers an automatic ‘right’ to spend time with their children unless they are likely to harm them. It is understood that the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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