24th June 2020

During these unprecedented times many of our clients have asked how they can execute their will in order to make it a proper legal document whilst still observing proper social distancing. This brief guide contains some options available to you which comply with the government’s guidelines of remaining a minimum of two metres apart at all times, whilst… Read More

Brexit Information for Employers

12th September 2019

With an estimated 2.3 million EU citizens working in the UK, it is important for employers to keep well-informed on how Brexit may impact your employees’ work status. While the government has confirmed there will be no changes to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021 (or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves without… Read More

Battle of the Stripes: Lessons from the Adidas Trademark Ruling

5th September 2019

For many, Adidas’s three parallel stripes trademark is synonymous with the major sporting brand. However, last month’s highly anticipated judgement from the European General Court (T-307/17) declared the trademark invalid on grounds of a lack of distinctiveness. The judgement stems from a long-standing ‘battle of the stripes’ between Adidas (three stripes) and Belgian footwear… Read More

Contesting a will

18th April 2019

If you are a beneficiary of a Will which you believe the deceased was put under pressure to sign and you wish to contest the Will read on for some sound initial advice.   It is not uncommon for loved ones that thought they would be included in a Will to be disappointed when they discover they are not,… Read More

How to Protect your brand

18th March 2019

Having created a brand and a logo for your new business how do you now protect this and stop others copying it ? Business owners commonly create and invent literary and artistic works (such as symbols, names and images) that are used to identify and promote their company. These devices can be a valuable asset of the business and, in many… Read More