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5 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Insolvency snakes and ladders: HMRC climbs up as other creditors slide down

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When a company collapses, there is usually a queue of creditors hoping to get back at least some of the money owed to them. With the new rules set to change the order in which creditors are to be paid in insolvency scenarios, individuals and companies relying on insolvency proceedings to recover debts may find themselves worse off.

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18 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Deepfakes and the law – What can you do if your face appears in a deepfake video?

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“Deepfakes” are essentially computer generated ‘faceswaps’ created using Artificial Intelligence. The term originated around the end of 2017 when an online community began sharing deepfakes they had created amongst themselves. They started with fairly harmless content such as swapping Nicolas Cage’s face on to different actors in a variety of movies, but things took a turn for the worse when people started swapping celebrities’ faces on to the bodies of those involved in pornographic videos.

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4 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution

LEGO – the building bricks for successful brand protection

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LEPIN LOGO

Earlier this year the children’s building toy company successfully  applied for the registration of the mark LEPIN by a Chinese toy manufacturer to be invalidated (UKIPO decision 0/142/19). LEGO proved to the satisfaction of the UKIPO that there existed a likelihood of confusion with the LEGO mark (section 5 (2)(b) Trade Marks Act 1994).

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23 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

The end of “no fault” evictions?

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of the private rented sector in England, the Government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish “no fault” evictions, by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (“the Act”).

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The copyright directive – AI censorship for the internet.

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Yesterday, Tuesday 26 March, the EU Parliament voted to adopt the new copyright directive.

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19 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

What does the latest Supreme Court decision on Wells v Devani mean for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers?

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The recent Supreme Court decision in Wells (Respondent) v Devani (Appellant) 2019 has important implications for estate agents, business transfer agents and consumers. This was an appeal relating to an earlier decision in the Court of Appeal, which we had reported on in Estate Agent Today magazine back in October 2017.

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Does Johnny Depp hold trump card in abuse allegations?

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Johnny Depp is to sue his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50m (£38m) claiming her allegations of abuse are an ‘elaborate hoax’ as he seeks to restore his reputation. Solicitor Charlotte Ebbutt looks at this case in more detail.

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28 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Deal or No Deal: Now is the time to enforce judgments from EU Member States

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EU UK

Do you currently hold an unsatisfied judgment, issued by an EU member state that you wish to enforce in the UK? Nicola Radcliffe, Associate in Dispute Resolution explains the potential risks you might face if you wait until after Brexit and what steps you should be taking now.

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12 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Royds Withy King successfully rescind a client’s winding up order

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Open liquidation

Royds Withy King recently succeeded in rescinding a Winding Up Order made against a London based construction company by H M Revenue & Customs and the Official Receiver. The rescission allowed the company to continue its business and avoid liquidation.

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11 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Does your cyber insurance actually provide the protection you need?

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Insurance governance expert, Mactavish, has reported that market standard or ‘off the shelf’ cyber insurance policies do not always provide adequate cover for the cyber risks faced by most organisations.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Drones – a new risk to privacy in the office

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Drone office privacy intrusion

Management of data risks is an ever-evolving responsibility. With recent media coverage of law firms photographing client documents on the desks of competitor firms the need to manage threats outside the building is now part of the risk management role. The latest threat to privacy faced by business is from the use of drones.

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23 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Honesty has legally become the best policy, be wary landlords!

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In a challenging decision sure to be felt throughout the real estate industry, the Supreme Court has handed down judgment on S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd in favour of the Tenant, S Franses. For the reasons explained in this article, this landmark judgment effectively extends the ground (f) test for redevelopment. But is this necessarily a good thing?

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