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The end of the ‘blame game’

The end of the ‘blame game’

Today the Justice Secretary announced a new law that means divorcing couples will no longer have to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage. In the UK there is only one ground for divorce that is, that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to be eligible to petition for a divorce, […]

Online Fraud and Cybercrime – Essential knowledge for SMEs

Online Fraud and Cybercrime – Essential knowledge for SMEs

“Cyber-crime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, every company in the world…” So said Ginni Rometty, IBM Corp.’s Chairman, President and CEO, when addressing IBM’s security summit in 2015. It was true then, and in the four years since cybercrime has continued its rise to become the key day-to-day security […]

Reckless mishandling of pensions – a new corporate criminal offence

Reckless mishandling of pensions – a new corporate criminal offence

When BHS finally collapsed into administration it did so with a £571m pension deficit and consequently, 20,000 pension scheme members were left with financial uncertainty. The political fallout led to Sir Philip Green agreeing to pay £363 million back into the insolvent fund to avoid further backlash. In an attempt to prevent this type of […]

Lease is the Word – High Court determines that Brexit cannot frustrate a Commercial Lease Agreement

Lease is the Word – High Court determines that Brexit cannot frustrate a Commercial Lease Agreement

Little over a month ago, property professionals and legal commentators were reflecting on the potential ramifications of the significant case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited (‘Canary Wharf’) –v- European Medicines Agency (‘EMA’). The outcome of this case had the potential to re-shape domestic law, lead to adverse repercussions for institutional commercial landlords and impact […]

What will Brexit mean for EU citizens living and working in the UK?

What will Brexit mean for EU citizens living and working in the UK?

As the Brexit March deadline looms, there is a distinct possibility that the UK might leave the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019. The UK government have given assurance to EU nationals living and working in the UK in such a scenario, however, with many details still up in the air, the position […]

On the Right Track

On the Right Track

Currently safeguarding the interests of drivers and teams up and down the paddock, Robert Cain, Head of Corporate and Commercial, talks through the trials and tribulations of an ever-changing landscape. Working across the legal sector of the motorsport industry, few are better placed to advise on the potential pitfalls and dangers awaiting across this unique […]

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…. […]