Articles and Updates

In this month's bulletin we have included an "in brief" round up of the key case law and legislative developments from August to help you keep up to date. In addition, our regular changes on the horizon table helps you scan ahead to see what developments you need to be ready for.

The first batch of prosecutions for 'revenge porn' since the new offence was introduced in April this year raises difficult questions about the identification of victims of such crimes.

Tags: Media2015

Welcome to the August edition of our IP and Rights Management bulletin. In this edition we discuss recent case law relating to commissioned copyright work; the Copyright Hub – a forum for members of the creative industries to meet and discuss; the Government's consultation on criminal sanctions for online copyright infringement; and the importance of domain names to business' brands.

Tags: Intellectual Property2015


Writing and talking about succession planning is easy because we, as professionals, will always tend to look at and deal with issues of tax. We are usually asked to advise on how the landowner or farmer can save tax later on in life and on their death. However, successful succession planning should not be about waiting for a death in the family, it is planning that should take place throughout the life cycle of the business.

Providers of social housing are increasingly under pressure to meet pension costs arising from their participation in the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS). The SHPS, administered by The Pensions Trust, is the leading UK scheme for people working in social housing. It has more than 59,000 members and over 700 participating employers. There are defined benefits, defined contribution and career average revalued earnings benefit sections within the SHPS.

Tags: Real Estate2015

Have you responded to the Government's recent consultation on changes to the Feed in Tariff (FIT)? If not there are only 7 days left as the consultation closes on 19 August 2015.

The bar is raised for libel claimants – but does this welcome development come at too high a price for the regional press?

Tags: Media2015

Welcome to the first social housing newsbite in a new series of informative commentary pieces, on legal updates and economic issues that will be affecting registered providers.

In your first edition, James Clark, our associate in planning, comments on the quashing of national policy exempting small developments and vacant buildings from providing affordable housing and paying financial contributions.

No win, no fee, no story.

The commercial reality for regional newspapers and websites, is that even at the best of times, investigative journalism can be an expensive business.

Tags: Media2015

Welcome to the July edition of our Technology E-bulletin.