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IP: brand coexistence agreements

25 April 2016By Jim McDonnell

How should a brand coexistence agreement, made long before the internet gained any kind of popularity, apply to global online use?


Negligence claim over Raoul Moat shooting

18 April 2016By Malcolm Johnson

The claimants said that Northumbria Police owed PC David Rathband a duty of care to warn him of the threats made by killer Raoul Moat.

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Part 36: concessions and intentions

11 April 2016By Masood Ahmed

The method for determining whether an offer legitimately qualifies under Part 36 was recently considered in a High Court case.


New rules for data protection

4 April 2016By Ibrahim Hasan

Data breach management and the new EU data protection regulation.

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Human rights

14 April 2016

The European Court of Human Rights dismissed the applicant’s complaint that the decision not to prosecute any individuals in respect of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by police officers following terror attacks in London was in breach of the procedural aspect of article 2 of the European convention.

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2 March 2016

The Chancery Division made preliminary rulings in a case brought by Streetmap against Google Inc, alleging that Google had abused a dominant position in its provision of the Google Maps service.

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Metamorph Law ready to begin acquisition assault

15 April 2016By

High street consolidator says it is ready to expand on back of alternative business structure licence.

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Law Society queries guidance on complaint signposting

28 April 2016By

'Unnecessary' consultation could lead to duplicate guidance, Chancery Lane says.

Crispin Passmore

‘Don’t wait to innovate,’ SRA tells in-house solicitors

28 April 2016By

Revamped code of conduct and handbook will not be published before spring 2017.

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Justice in the digital age

29 April 2016By Sandra Paul

The lord chief justice is correct to lament the enormous quantity of personal data that we all keep on our telephones.

Chloe Smith

Time to put the McKenzie friend issue to rest

29 April 2016By

News that solicitors are acting as McKenzie friends will fuel the debate over unqualified advisers.

Michael Cross

Brexit, law and sunk costs

28 April 2016By

After decades of denying that Brussels creates very much law, the ‘in’ campaign has changed its tune. 

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Land registration law up for review

31 March 2016By

Law Commission proposes new formula for dealing with registration fraud.

External view of Land Registry HQ Croydon

Government consults on quick sale of Land Registry

25 March 2016By Gazette newsdesk

'All core functions’ to be outsourced as early as next year, but Land Register set to remain in public hands.

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Lord Justice Jackson at Law Society

Jackson backs RTA claimants over portal transfer

25 April 2016By

Court of Appeal upholds challenge to case being transferred to the small-claims track.

Sir Stanley burnton

PI victim gets 100% costs – despite failing with one allegation

15 April 2016By

'The judge could not properly have deprived the claimant of her costs,’ says Court of Appeal.

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