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Trademark infringement – the imitation game

Trademark infringement – the imitation game

The unauthorised use of a registered trademark is a criminal offence (under the Trade Mark Act 1994), which means that anyone who is in possession of, or distributes, goods that bear a sign identical to (or likely to be mistaken for) a registered trade mark may face a real risk of prosecution. Local authorities’ Trading […]

Divorce Day

Divorce Day

The first working Monday after the New Year is known as ‘’Divorce day’’, due to the increase in enquiries received by family lawyers. Generally, this trend follows a period of busy, and often intense, family celebrations which, along with the financial strain of Christmas, can push an already fractured relationship or marriage to breaking point.  As […]

Getting to know…. Javita Malhotra

Javita is a senior associate in the Family and Divorce team. Having joined us in November this year, she has brought a wealth of experience to the team. She advises on all aspects of divorce and separation, financial remedies and disputes relating to children. To get to know Javita better, we asked her a few questions…. […]

An analysis of the New Electronic Communications Code in 2018

An analysis of the New Electronic Communications Code in 2018

Few would deny that effective and efficient digital infrastructure is now essential in modern society. Digital telecommunications infrastructure is a vital facilitator of social communication and a substantial component in the machine of business worldwide. In December 2017, the New Electronic Communications Code(the “New Code”) came into force under the Digital Economy Act 2017. The […]

Commercial contracts hints ‘n’ tips

Commercial contracts hints ‘n’ tips

Steps you should take to make sure your commercial contracts are up to date and Brexit-proof, regardless of the outcome in 2019. Your commercial contracts are an essential element in addressing the risks faced by your business.  With Brexit fast approaching and New Year around the corner – why not add this to your list of […]

“The divorce blame game”

“The divorce blame game”

Family lawyers across the country are campaigning for a change in the law to reduce the fallout from divorce on children, given the impact that conflict between separating parents can have. Studies have shown that conflict arising from divorce or separation can severely impact a child’s mental health, their ability to form positive relationships and […]

Unexplained Wealth Orders – the new tool in the UK’s anti-money laundering armoury

Unexplained Wealth Orders – the new tool in the UK’s anti-money laundering armoury

The case of Zamira Hajiyeva made headlines throughout early October this year when she was revealed as the subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (“UWO”). This story came after a period of public focus on the prevalence of foreign criminal money laundering in the UK, particularly in the capital, which was highlighted thanks […]

When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

Dismissing an employee for gross misconduct is the ultimate sanction. It means that the employee’s misconduct is so serious that the employer can terminate the contract with immediate effect without notice or payment in lieu. The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures describes acts of gross misconduct as being ‘so serious in […]

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New legislation which doubles the maximum sentence for common assault from six months to a year, if committed against a police officer, medic or prison officer, comes into force today (13 November 2018). The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018, was debated in parliament before receiving Royal Assent earlier this year. The tougher laws […]