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Purcell NicolaNicola Purcell, senior associate in property litigation answers, in summary, yes: if the Local Authority becomes the land owner and successfully exercises its powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Tags: Property LitigationReal EstateProperty, Infrastructure and Construction


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The recent case of Teoco v Aircom Jersey has emphasised the need for buyers to take particular care when giving notice to sellers of a warranty claim under a share purchase agreement ("SPA").

Tags: Dispute Resolution

mortlock charlotteThe Good Work Plan is the government's response to the Taylor Review which was published last year. Charlotte Mortlock, senior associate in our employment team looks at the response and its key changes.

Tags: Employment and Pensions

Edward Venmore webJanuary is a time when we all look ahead to what is likely to happen over the coming twelve months. In this article Edward Venmore, legal director in our agriculture and rural business team, highlights a couple of areas of potential legal developments. Unfortunately, as with most issues these days, it is impossible to do so without briefly mentioning the question of Brexit....

Tags: Private WealthAgriculture

COX PaulPaul Cox, partner and head of our intellectual property team, has put together a helpful Q&A for clients on Intellectual Property Audits.

Intellectual Property (known as IP) exists in many guises and is protected in different ways.  Some of these rights, such as confidential information, copyright and unregistered design rights will come into existence automatically and there is no real need to do anything. Other rights, such as registered designs, trade marks and patents, will need to be registered at the relevant registries around the world.

Tags: Intellectual Property

COX PaulPaul Cox, Partner and head of our intellectual property team gives 10 issues to consider for individuals and businesses looking to protect their intellectual property rights in China.

Oscar Wilde once said that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and similar sayings are often repeated in China. One such saying comes from Shanghai which is that "we can copy everything except your mother".  

Tags: Intellectual Property

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Recent months have seen online platforms under pressure seemingly like never before in regards to how they deal with illegal content featured on their platforms.

Tags: Reputation ManagementMedia2017

Michelle Seddon webIn this article Michelle Seddon, senior associate in our private wealth team looks at how gifting can assist with Inheritance Tax liabilities on estates.

At this festive time of year, it should be noted that there is generally no Inheritance Tax to pay on small gifts you make out of your normal income. This, of course, can include gifts you may wish to make for Christmas or birthday presents, and they are known as ‘exempted gifts’ for the purposes of Inheritance Tax.

Tags: Private WealthAgriculture2017

We have produced a number of intellectual property guides for clients including trade mark watch service, trade mark availability searches, the advantages of registering a trade mark, issues to consider in China and a customs guide.

IPIf a business does not have registered trade mark protection for its core brands, it risks being unable to prevent third parties from adopting an identical or similar brand. This is therefore a very important issue to consider carefully.

Tags: Intellectual Property2017