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26 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Businesses invited to Economic Question Time events in Bath, Oxford and Swindon

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We are hosting a series of Economic Question Time events in Bath, Swindon and Oxford led by highly-acclaimed economist and public speaker, Mark Berrisford-Smith.

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20 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Concussion in professional sport- a legal headache for the industry?

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The Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association have recently announced that they are to commission a study into the potential links between heading footballs and brain damage.

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24 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

‘What’s in a name?’ Reusing a company name after insolvency

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To quote Shakespeare, “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”, which suggests that names are of limited importance and do not really affect what things are. However, in business a name is all-important and it is not uncommon for directors of insolvent companies to want to continue trading using another company with the same or a similar name.

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21 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Code-hopping in sports and the impact on contracts

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Denny Solomona’s switch from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks and Johan Goosen’s retirement from Racing 92 amidst rumours of a move to Gloucester are two high profile cases in the world of rugby which have hit the headlines. But what are the legal implications of a code-switch mid-contract?

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19 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Investigating corporate insolvency – are you prepared?

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We all saw the news last year about BHS and its sad demise. At the time, Business Secretary Sajid Javid ordered the Insolvency Service to fast-track its investigation of BHS and the circumstances which led to its insolvency. What lessons can companies look to learn from this retail giant?

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21 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Success for football agent in claim against rival

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Cut out of an unwritten transfer contract with a player, an agent succeeds with claim against a rival agent and football club for loss of the chance to be paid the agent’s fee.

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27 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Important update on the implementation of changes to old rules for copyright protection of “artistic works”

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In a previous article published on 24 March 2016 it was identified that the IPO were reconsidering the implementation date for the proposed changes to copyright protection for articles which qualify as “artistic works”.

The original date for the change was April 2015 with a 5 year transitional period. This was later revised to April 2016, after being challenged, with a much reduced transitional period until 28 October 2016. The latest position is that the changes will now become effective on 28 July 2016 with a transitional period ending on 28 January 2017.

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24 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Are you ready for the changes to copyright protection for artistic designs?

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Legislation introduced by the Government will bring an end to the shortened period of copyright protection for artistic designs which are industrially manufactured and sold.

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4 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King gears up for the Bath to Paris charity cycle ride

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Withy King gears up for Bath to Paris charity cycle ride

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24 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Careers, Opinion

Professional Skills Course – The final hurdle or a valuable introduction to legal skills?

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Trainee Charlotte Ebbutt tells us about her experience with the Professional Skills Course during her training contract.

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22 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Videos

The Royds Withy King Star Award 2015

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Here is a short film we created to congratulate the Royds Withy King Million Makers Team for winning the annual Royds Withy King Star award. The award recognises achievement of the firm’s employees and this year a voluntary team of …

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18 September 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

A fishy tale – and why it matters to you

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Lookalike branding is on the increase. The case below, along with numerous others, reinforces the need to carefully consider your product branding, packaging design and appearance, and to take active steps to protect it from being copied.

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