Articles and Updates
Welcome to this month's bulletin.
Read more on our three top tips for dealing with a potential reputational crisis, the final report from the Law Commission on the law of making groundless threats, the patent lawsuit between GoPro and C&A Marketing and the failure by Bikram Choudhury to convince the US court that there is copyright in Yoga poses.
A recent judgement of the High Court (Worthing and another v Lloyds Bank plc  EWHC 2836 (QB)) has provided some helpful guidance on continuing duties of care for financial advisers. The case involved a traditional client/adviser relationship, with initial investment advice being provided by the adviser followed by periodic reviews in subsequent years.
Welcome to this month's Charities news.
In this edition we look at the recently published guidance on whistleblowing, new Gift Aid Declarations, enrolment issues for charities and an interesting dispute between the Charity Comission and 'Cage'.
Intellectual Property (IP) plays an important role in business and is the way the law converts an innovative brand, design, invention or product into a unique and protectable asset.
"We need to build a new energy infrastructure, fit for the 21st century". These were the words of Amber Rudd MP on 18 November. I think we can all agree that this statement is true, but what Amber Rudd thinks is "fit for the 21st century" is unlikely to be universally accepted – especially by those in the renewables sector.
Fara Mohammad, director of Islamic Finance, Foot Anstey, says that sharia-compliant investments have been used to fund some of London's largest developments, including The Shard, the Olympic Village, Harrods, and London's Battersea Power Station redevelopment project that has secured a sharia-compliant syndicated loan of £467 million.
Islamic property finance is becoming increasingly mainstream. The purpose of this note is to equip property and finance lawyers with a good basic understanding of the principles and practicalities involved in Islamic financing and investment, in the context of UK real estate transactions.
The Islamic Finance team at Foot Anstey have been honoured for the second year in a row at this year's prestigious Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Awards.
Just over six months on from the implementation of wide ranging changes to reporting restrictions involving minors, it seems like a sensible time to share our experience of the changes to date.