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April was a quiet month for planning law with nothing in the way of non-brexit related legislative changes. There was also a slow-down in planning appeal decisions being released. This is a result of the local elections and PINS taking care not to influence these. That said, there was an interesting case regarding agricultural occupancy […]

For several months significant delays have been experienced with Probate Registries in England & Wales, resulting in many estates being in limbo pending the issue of a grant. STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, met recently with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to discuss the […]

The changing face of the labour market: implications of the Good Work Plan for the food sector An increasing spotlight has been placed on modern working practices and how new models can work in practice. The publication last July of the report, Good Work: The Taylor review of modern working practices, included a long list […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. The Brexit delay continues. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Brexit Extension With no prospect of Theresa May’s Brexit deal being passed by Parliament, she returned to Europe in April to request a further extension to the […]

Welcome to our May Employment Law Review. In this bulletin we look at: workplace parties and to what extent employers are liable for injuries stemming from the festivities; when a director can be personally liable for breaches of an employee’s employment contract and how unexplained unreasonable behaviour can give rise to unconscious bias. We will […]

Please click on the links below to read our IPSO FACTO publications, the quarterly publication from the Intellectual Property & Media team. IPSO FACTO – Spring 2019 IPSO FACTO – Spring 2018 IPSO FACTO – Autumn 2017 IPSO FACTO – Spring 2017    

Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) transactions are ever increasing in number and complexity. The associated TMT and IP/IT disputes are often brought before the national courts. However, litigation is not always well-equipped to take account of the distinctive elements of these disputes. Arbitration could be advantageous in resolving such disputes, particularly where the parties come […]

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