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The Budget and business rates relief

A quick glance at the news and you’ll know that shopping in the UK is changing. Online giants such as Amazon and Asos have been a death knell for the high street. Stores have been struggling and not just the … Continue reading

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Can we pre-empt a change in the law for assisted suicide in Lasting Powers of Attorney?

At present, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for health and welfare allows a donor to decide whether they give consent for their attorneys to make decisions regarding their life sustaining treatment. However, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) brought … Continue reading

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Frustrating events

Another day, another article on Brexit. But this one is a little bit different. It concerns a dispute between the Canary Wharf Group, a property development, investment and management company, and its tenant, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”). The EMA … Continue reading

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Budget 2018 – Pro-business…but No-Deal Brexit casts a shadow

The 2018 Budget has been received positively by business groups. Carolyn Fairburn, CBI Director-General said it was “a rock solid Budget, bringing more treats than tricks for business whilst the Federation of Small Businesses hailed it as “the most small-business-friendly … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Get an EU Permanent Residence Document (Now!)

EU nationals, and family members, acquire a right of permanent residence (PR) after lawfully residing in the UK for a continuous period of five years. The EU Settlement Scheme will be fully operational by the time the UK leaves the … Continue reading

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Naming and shaming – will #MeToo and Philip Green affect Non-disclosure Agreements?

Labour peer and long-standing human rights campaigner Lord Hain blasted through five Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) when he named retail tycoon Sir Philip Green as the latest leading businessman at the centre of allegations of workplace abuse, including sexual and racial … Continue reading

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Demergers – Keeping it simple

Successful businesses are often built from the ground up, and companies often incorporate multiple subsidiaries or acquire other complimentary businesses to form part of their group, each carrying out their own duties alongside the core concept that started it all. … Continue reading

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They forgot about Drai

It’s fair to say that the bigger the brand, the more valuable it is; so it is no surprise that businesses will try their best to protect their brand even when, in hindsight, it may not have been the most … Continue reading

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Addressing the ‘imbalance’ – Civil Partnerships for heterosexual couples

Theresa May, the Prime Minister has announced today that heterosexual couples in England and Wales will soon have the choice of a Civil Partnership stating that by “extending civil partnerships, we are making sure that all couples, be the same-sex … Continue reading

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The reaction of Data Protection Commissioners throughout the EU to Facebook’s latest data breach

Background Last weekend news broke of a data breach at the Conservative Party conference via an app, prompting predictions of an embarrassing GDPR fine for the party currently in power. The limelight for this data breach was wholly stolen by … Continue reading

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