Monthly Archives: April 2015

Park to One Side

In a matter of great public interest the Court of Appeal has recently decided that private parking charges of at least £85 are not unlawful. The case of ParkingEye –v- Beavis was appealed from a first instance hearing last year … Continue reading

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Welsh Parks: Your Site Rules

On 1 October 2014 the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (Wales) Regulations 2014 came into force (“the Regulations”). The Regulations (which mirror the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014) outline the procedure residential Park Owners in Wales are required to … Continue reading

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Taking Liberties

The High Court has struck out the recent libel case of Liberty Fashion Wears Ltd –v- Primark Stores Ltd & others as an abuse of process. The Claimant sought damages in respect of the Defendant’s press release which raised concerns … Continue reading

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Is an election promise a contract with the people? Surely therefore a breach of that contract would give rise to a claim?

A contract is a legally enforceable agreement which gives rise to rights and duties for both parties. To constitute a contract, keys elements must be included. This will include an offer, an acceptance, some form of consideration and an intention … Continue reading

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Employment law advice from #LawBlacks on Periscope

On Monday 20th April at 4.30pm we will be broadcasting the first of our employment law reviews using the social media platform Periscope. Periscope is a new app which allows live video streaming. We will be broadcasting from our office … Continue reading

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Help for Missing Relatives

The law relating to people who are missing and presumed dead has been improved but now the Ministry of Justice have announced assistance for the relatives of missing people to take charge of the financial affairs of the missing person. … Continue reading

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Top tips for new businesses – Part 2

In part 1 of my blog, I set out our top tips for establishing a new business vehicle and structure.  It is equally, if not more, important to ensure that you have the appropriate contracts and registrations in place when … Continue reading

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One rule for us and another for schools

Once HR has made time to draft them, most teachers will be provided with contracts of employment. They should clearly outline employees’ duties together with their respective contractual and statutory rights in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996. Beyond … Continue reading

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Branded About; Professors Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox to trademark their own names

Following the box office sensation “The Theory of Everything”, which was released in cinemas at the end of last year depicting the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, the famous scientist has sought to trade mark his own name. Hawking, along … Continue reading

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Should Family Law be reformed? Resolution thinks so…

Resolution, which has 6,500 members including family lawyers and other professionals advocating for the constructive resolution of family disputes, has called for major overhaul to the laws surrounding divorce and separation with the launch of a new Manifesto for Family … Continue reading

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