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Is it worth putting a Shareholders’ Agreement in place?

Posted on January 7th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The value of a Shareholders’ Agreement

We often have to consider the value of a shareholders’ agreement when discussing planning with our clients.  Why do you need one?

Too often … Read more


Dare To Litigate?

Posted on January 3rd, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Resolving non payment issues

All businesses aim to build good relationships with customers and flexibility around chasing payment can sometimes be tempting when looking to establish favour.

However, business is … Read more


Poorly performing Doctor in your partnership?

Posted on December 10th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Top tips for dealing with a poorly performing partner.

How do you deal with a poorly performing partner?

This is a question we have had to address a number of … Read more


Small Business Saturday

Posted on December 5th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

This weekend marks the first Small Business Saturday in the UK. With the inaugural event taking place on the first Saturday in December, one of the busiest shopping days of … Read more


How much inheritance tax will I pay?

Posted on December 4th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The number of estates affected by Inheritance Tax is set to double from the current level of 21,000 per year to 42,000 in 2016/17. According to accountancy experts, this increase … Read more


Always Read the Fine Print

Posted on November 29th, by jackie in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

US citizen Jen Palmer recently found herself subject to a $3,500 fine for posting a negative online review. In 2008 Jen Palmer ordered some items from KlearGear.com. After the items Read more


MLP Injury Lawyers and MLP Law LLP – Providing successful solutions for the Healthcare Sector

Posted on November 11th, by jackie in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Services we offer to Healthcare Professionals include:

  • Quicker access to diagnostics, treatment and care for your patients
  • Medico-legal Report writing
  • Drafting Partnership Agreements
  • Planning for Retirement, Wealth Management, Estate and
  • Read more


What is a chain of representation?

Posted on November 11th, by jackie in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Do you know what a ‘chain of representation’ is?  A bunch of lawyers linking arms?  A special piece of jewellery?  Not quite. It’s a legal term for the situation where … Read more


The dangers of non-disclosure

Posted on November 11th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has been reported that a father has been committed to prison for contempt of court for failing to provide details of his financial circumstances in an application for financial … Read more


Cadbury’s vs Nestle for the colour purple…

Posted on October 28th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

After a tough battle at the Court of Appeal and years of battling back and forth with Nestle, Cadbury has now lost its trade mark for the colour purple which … Read more


Constructive Dismissal Law Update

Posted on October 28th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The latest case in constructive dismissal law says that in order to successfully bring a claim for constructive dismissal, the contractual breach by the employer does not necessarily need to … Read more


Man attacks wife in court

Posted on October 23rd, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has recently been reported in the press that a man has been convicted of  attacking his wife in court just as judgement was about to be given in a … Read more


Don’t Pay Too Much Inheritance Tax

Posted on October 22nd, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Do you know what happens to your pension on death?  If you have a taxable estate and your pension passes to your spouse then the proceeds of your pension will … Read more


Don’t forget your business when planning a will

Posted on October 17th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

We have been speaking to a lot of business owners recently and asking them what their plans are for their business, in the event of their deaths.  It is surprising … Read more


Help to Buy – Can it help you?

Posted on October 17th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Help to Buy scheme introduced on 1 April 2013 is expected to help up to 74,000 people purchase a property if they can raise a 5% deposit and arrange … Read more


Top judge claims divorce law “not fit for purpose”

Posted on October 15th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

In a speech to family lawyers, Lord Justice Coleridge has called for a “root and branch” overhaul of divorce law and procedure.

He commented that

“…current divorce and financial provision

Read more


Who owns the sound in Spotify?

Posted on October 14th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Ministry of Sound (“MOS”) are bringing a claim against Spotify for refusing to delete playlists put together by its users which replicate Ministry of Sound compilations.

MOS are now … Read more


A new approach for financial settlements

Posted on October 9th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

One of the most common causes of worry and frustration for divorcing or separating couples is the length of time it can take to negotiate a financial settlement. This can … Read more


Flooding – Don’t Get Caught Stranded

Posted on October 9th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Environment Agency estimates that one in six homes in England are at risk from flooding with land increasingly at risk from different types of flooding.

Law Society chief executive … Read more


Billion-dollar Trust Dispute Comes to an End

Posted on October 2nd, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, has agreed to give up control of a trust fund containing company shares worth billions of dollars following a long-running feud with her children.

The … Read more


Property Expenses – be prepared!

Posted on September 19th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

When purchasing a property, there are certain expenses involved you may not have considered. For example, there are certain searches that need to be made in regards to your future … Read more


Income tax on joint property

Posted on September 12th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

The First-tier Tax Tribunal recently held that a married couple’s agreement to pay to the wife rental income from a jointly owned property did not prevent the husband from being … Read more


Employee Shareholder Status Update

Posted on August 30th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

On 15 August 2013, HMRC updated its Share and Assets Valuation Manual (SVM) to take account of the implementation of employee shareholder employment status which is due to be introduced … Read more


Young globe-trotters set to be winners with inheritance tax changes

Posted on August 29th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Globalisation is leading more young professionals into international work and they look set to be the winners in changes in inheritance tax rules in the UK, designed to reflect the Read more


Hidden aspects to consider when buying a property

Posted on August 23rd, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

When looking at a prospective property, there are many things to consider other than cost and location. For example, are there any restrictions on the property that may hinder your … Read more


Here is a review of the recent, most significant IP decisions in IP law

Posted on August 23rd, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

TRADE MARKS:

1.  Rocket Dogs Brands LLC v OHIM (Case T-338/12)

The EU General Court has upheld an OHIM Board of Appeal decision that there was no likelihood of confusion … Read more


Financial concerns continuing to sap confidence- So Take the Law into your own hands when it comes to debt collection

Posted on August 21st, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A Forum of Private Business (FPB) study reveals that small businesses are not only increasingly concerned about cash flow and late payment, but also the overdrafts and loans they’re relying … Read more


Bringing up children is expensive – know your options

Posted on August 20th, by George in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group suggests that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £150,000. At a time when prices … Read more


Protection from potential property buying pitfalls

Posted on August 16th, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

For historic reasons, certain properties in certain parishes could be under an obligation to pay the cost of repairing the chancel of the parish church.

You may be liable for … Read more


Conservatives and Lib Dems hand £500,000 legacy back to the Treasury

Posted on August 15th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

The Conservatives and the Lib Dems have today returned a legacy of more than £500,000, after it emerged that the money was intended for the state, not political parties.

Joan … Read more


Apple v Samsung was the beginning of an ongoing legal battle regarding the designs of smartphones and tablets.

Posted on August 8th, by Leanne in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Apple v Samsung was the beginning of an ongoing legal battle regarding the designs of smartphones and tablets. This example demonstrates the importance of protecting intellectual property. If there is … Read more


If you are thinking of getting a lodger in your home, it is imperative that you have a lodger agreement in place.

Posted on August 7th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

If you are thinking of getting a lodger in your home, it is imperative that you have a lodger agreement in place. This will protect your interests and ensure that … Read more


If you own a second home and have sold it then you are liable to HMRC for any capital gain you have made on this sale.

Posted on August 6th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

If you own a second home and have sold it then you are liable to HMRC for any capital gain you have made on this sale.  The gain is based … Read more


…make Wills “in expectation of marriage”

Posted on August 1st, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

I recently received an invitation to a friend’s wedding.  My friend is a Muslim and her fiancé is Hindu and they are having a total of four different wedding ceremonies!  … Read more


Manchester Employment Tribunal: New Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure introduced on Monday 29 July 2013

Posted on July 26th, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

What are the changes?

Key changes to the employment tribunal rules are:

Revised ET1 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225526/ET1_Combined_v2.3.pdf and ET3 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225529/ET3_0713_web.pdf forms: simpler to complete but still use terms like “Claimant” and “Respondent”. … Read more


New baby? Time to update your Will…

Posted on July 26th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the birth of a new baby means it’s very important to consider your Will.  We tend to associate Wills … Read more


UNISON brings legal challenge to employment tribunal fees

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

UNISON has confirmed that it is making an application to the High Court to challenge the introduction of fees in the employment tribunal system. This is a judicial review of … Read more


How has whistleblowing changed?

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Whistleblowing laws changed on 25 June 2013. Here is our easy 4-step guide to updating your policy:

1. Ensure that your whistleblowing policy covers protected disclosures made “in the public Read more


Piercing the corporate veil – Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & others [2013] UKSC 34

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

As we all know, or thought we did, in commercial cases, the principle is that a company is independent of its shareholders.  The shareholders are protected by what we call … Read more


Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on your estate after death and we are often asked by our clients how they can reduce their IHT bill.

Posted on July 18th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

It is a common misconception that if you give your property away then you won’t have to pay tax on it.  This is not necessarily the case, especially if you … Read more


Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses

Posted on July 16th, by Leanne in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses.  Special mention for Wold Top Brewery (Innovation), Gary Martin of Martin Construction (Entrepreneurship) and  … Read more


We are currently finalising the administration of an estate where the deceased died over 30 years ago.

Posted on July 11th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

We are currently finalising the administration of an estate where the deceased died over 30 years ago.  To make it clear, we haven’t been dragging this out for 3 decades!  … Read more


Yoghurt News!

Posted on July 5th, by Leanne in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Greek Yoghurt has become hugely popular in the UK in recent years, and has a marked up price from natural yoghurt because of its luxurious texture and creamy taste.  FAGE … Read more


Don’t get mugged by an insurer or claims management company.

Posted on June 26th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Don’t get mugged by an insurer or claims management company – use your local solicitor.  As one of the North West’s leading personal injury firms, MLP Injury lawyers will help … Read more


Landlord and Agents with Longstanding Tenants Should Protect Tenancy Deposits.

Posted on June 21st, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

On 14 June 2013, the Court of Appeal confirmed that assured shorthold tenancies, which commenced before the tenancy deposit rules came into force on 6 April 2007, can be required … Read more


A Landmark and high profile family law and divorce case in the Supreme Court pits Family Law against Corporate and Commercial law.

Posted on June 14th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Martin Ridings (MLP Law’ Family law and Divorce expert) and Stephen Attree (MLP’s specialist Corporate and Commercial lawyer) examine the case and the decision handed down yesterday (12th June 2013).… Read more


Interflora wins trade mark case against M & S.

Posted on June 12th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

New leading case in the UK for trade mark infringement by competitive brand bidding in Google Adwords – Interflora v Marks & Spencer [2013] EWHC 273 (Ch)

This case considered … Read more


No duty of good faith in exercising the right to terminate a contract

Posted on June 11th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

“The High Court has determined that there is no duty of good faith in exercising the right to terminate a contract. For full details. see: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/TCC/2013/1151.htmlRead more


Whose email is it anyway?

Posted on June 7th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Business must take steps to protect the content of business emails through contractual agreements and operational processes such as archiving, as the courts will not treat the contents of emails Read more


Myers Lister Price solicitor adds trademark string to bow.

Posted on June 5th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Awena Parry, solicitor at Altrincham law firm, Myers Lister Price Solicitors, has become a qualified trademark attorney, making her one of only a handful of dual qualified solicitors in Manchester. … Read more


Cash Still Preferred by Retailers and Great for Cashflow

Posted on May 30th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has released statistics from its analysis of 10 billion retail payments in 2012. These payments amounted to 60% of all UK retail sales for that … Read more


Breach of Contract What’s it worth?

Posted on May 24th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Many people think that a claimant’s claim for breach of contract is limited to net profits. This is however not the case.

The defining case for this was Western Web … Read more


Taking out a life insurance policy is a great way to protect your family’s future.

Posted on May 24th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Taking out a life insurance policy is a great way to protect your family’s future.

But what you may not know is that setting up a trust for the policy … Read more


The Patent Box – a gift for all innovative companies.

Posted on May 22nd, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

What is it and why was it introduced?

The patent box is a new HMRC tax saving regime which has the effect of allowing a lower rate of corporation tax … Read more


Intellectual Property Bill published

Posted on May 21st, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

UK businesses invest almost £16 billion in design each year. The Intellectual Property Bill aims to assist SMEs and businesses grow and protect their innovations more easily through simplified and … Read more


Crowdsourcing – beware of the pitfalls.

Posted on May 16th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

In a digital era where it is easy to put contracts out to tender to the world at large, more and more companies are using Crowdsourcing as a way to … Read more


Did you know that you do not have to use your insurance company’s choice of solicitor to pursue a personal injury claim?

Posted on May 16th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

At MLP Injury Lawyers we have vast experience of dealing with all aspects of personal injury law.  If you want to start a claim for whatever injury you have suffered, … Read more


MLP Injury Lawyers has successfully recovered over £30,000 in injury compensation.

Posted on May 13th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

MLP Injury Lawyers has successfully recovered over £30,000 in injury compensation for a man in the Stockport area who suffered a fracture and dislocation to his shoulder.

Our client was … Read more


MLP Injury Lawyers has successfully recovered £21,000 in injury compensation…

Posted on May 10th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

MLP Injury Lawyers has successfully recovered £21,000 in injury compensation for a man in the Manchester area who suffered a fracture and dislocation to his shoulder.

Our client was walking … Read more


Great news for Cheshire!

Posted on May 8th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The largest medical research and development site, Alderley Park, in the north-west of England will be welcoming Redx Pharma this month. Redx has received a £4.7m grant from the government’s … Read more


Great result for SEONext

Posted on May 7th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Great result for SEONext and underlines our advice to all SMEs, choose your name carefully, protect it and take advice on enforcement or challenges to your trade marks. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/seonext-wins-trademark-battle-3414566Read more


Employee Shareholders will now become law – Royal Assent is expected today and BIS intends to implement this new, third, type of employment status in autumn 2013.

Posted on May 3rd, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Employee Shareholders will now become law – Royal Assent is expected today and BIS intends to implement this new, third, type of employment status in autumn 2013.

With reference to … Read more


Employment Tribunal fees to be introduces later this year…

Posted on May 3rd, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The proposal is still in consultation stage but the basic outline is a £250 issue fee, and a £950 hearing fee, for most types of claim (including unfair dismissal, discrimination … Read more


Developments on Employee-Owned Companies

Posted on May 2nd, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

As part of its drive to encourage employee ownership (different from employee shareholder status), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published draft Model Documentation for an Employee Owned Read more


Could a franchise be your ideal fresh start?

Posted on April 29th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The service sector is picking up, helped in no small part by franchise service providers. In this area we see franchise service providers flourishing showing that businesses are still spending … Read more


Are you being treated fairly?

Posted on April 29th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

Are you being treated fairly?

Following an accident which wasn’t your fault BEWARE:  If you receive an offer of compensation or perhaps even a cheque from an insurance company … Read more


The latest on Employee Shareholder Status

Posted on April 29th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Last week, the House of Lords voted for the second time to reject the proposed Employee Shareholder status.

Under this scheme, which creates a third type of employment status, employers … Read more


Will a new “employee shareholder” status be introduced?

Posted on April 17th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Twitter and other sources were saying yesterday that the House of Commons was voting in favour of introducing this new regime.

So how would this work? An employee shareholder will … Read more


The Courts Arrive on YouTube

Posted on April 12th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

On Monday, the UK supreme court launched a YouTube channel showing recordings of short summaries of judgments. This is the first recorded material available that will remain available online.

The … Read more


The death of legal aid – there are alternatives.

Posted on April 9th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

As of 1 April 2013, legal aid has been withdrawn for family law cases (except where there is an element of domestic abuse – for further guidance on this please … Read more


Not so happy bunny now…

Posted on April 9th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The world has become rather fond of Lindt’s lovely gold chocolate bunnies over the years, so much so, that Lindt would argue that we buy the gold-foil wrapped chocolate bunnies … Read more


April fool?

Posted on April 2nd, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Not if you’re in the Creative sector in Manchester (or elsewhere for that matter).

April 1st saw a positive change – a 25% tax break – for companies in … Read more


But it’s my name too!

Posted on March 25th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has long been established that it is a defence to a trade mark infringement claim to state that the potentially infringing mark is in fact your name. The one … Read more


2,150 AstraZeneca Job Losses reported at Alderley Park, Cheshire

Posted on March 21st, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Report say that the Unite Union has been involved in talks with AstraZeneca. 550 job losses have been the ultimate decision made in respect of the R&D Facility in Alderley … Read more


Pension Pitfalls

Posted on March 20th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A recent survey by Divorce Lifeline has reported that as many as 1.5 million divorce settlements may have undervalued pension assets. The settlements referred to have been since December 2000 … Read more


Have you been TUPE’d???

Posted on March 20th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Last week’s blog spoke about when TUPE applies (see “TUPE, or not TUPE? That is the question”) http://www.mlpsolicitors.co.uk/latest-news/tupe-or-not-tupe-that-is-the-question/

Having established that TUPE does apply, what are the implications?… Read more


Contact a dispute resolution solicitor before agreeing any settlement.

Posted on March 15th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

A dispute resolution solicitor should be your first port of call in cases of dispute – don’t settle a claim without seeking legal advice.

Before agreeing to settle any substantial … Read more


Intellectual property solicitors settle legal dispute for the Fred Perry fashion label.

Posted on March 13th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

With the help of intellectual property solicitors, Fred Perry has sucessfully defended its fashion brand from e-tailor TheHut.com.

TheHut.com was found selling counterfeit Fred Perry jumpers via its websites … Read more


Council Tax Rise To Hit Beneficiaries Of Estates

Posted on March 13th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

From the 1 April, most local authorities will be scrapping Council Tax discounts for empty houses, a move which could affect many people who are due to inherit a property.… Read more


Use a commercial solicitor to keep your business compliant.

Posted on March 12th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Business compliance is complex, but a commercial solicitor can keep you up to date.

The number of business laws and regulations is increasing. In response UK businesses are finding it … Read more


Cash is King and Europe agrees. The new law comes into effect on 16th March.

Posted on March 12th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

New legislation is being introduced by the UK government on 16th March aimed at helping businesses to get paid quicker and to improve cashflow. The legislation puts into effect … Read more


TUPE, or not TUPE? That is the question…

Posted on March 11th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

People are often perplexed by TUPE, when it applies and what it means for their business.

TUPE applies to a “relevant transfer”, which means either:


Commercial law advice from MLP Law.

Posted on March 11th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

MLP Law can offer your business commercial law advice from the moment it starts up.

MLP Law legal advice covers a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. We have … Read more


Use a commercial agreements solicitor to protect your business.

Posted on March 8th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

A commercial agreements solicitor can protect your business, by ensuring that any contracts you draw up are enforceable should the terms be breached.

All successful businesses need to have well … Read more


Business sale solicitors help GN Gaunt become part of a national group.

Posted on March 6th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Business sale solicitors have assisted in the sale of GN Gaunt & Son to the High Court Enforcement Group.

GN Gaunt & Son are to become part of the High … Read more


Omega v Omega – the 30 year battle continues, tic toc tic toc….

Posted on March 6th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

One makes watches (Omega Swiss), the other makes scientific instruments (Omega USA), and both cannot stand the sight (or sound) of the other! In fact, there … Read more


An employment solicitor can advise you on ‘employee-shareholder’ contracts.

Posted on March 4th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Employment solicitors can advise on the creation of ‘employee-shareholder’ contracts under new government legislation.

In April the Government plans to introduce a new form of employment contract known as “employee-shareholder”.… Read more


An e-commerce solicitor can advise on all areas of online business.

Posted on February 28th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

When trading online an e-commerce solicitor can help you develop a business strategy, and navigate through the minefield of e-commerce regulations.

Many companies now conduct their business online, and because … Read more


The importance of financial disclosure

Posted on February 27th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

According to a recent survey almost 25% of people seek to hide some of their assets when negotiating divorce settlements. The only reason for doing so is to frustrate a … Read more


IP reform is good news for the economy

Posted on February 27th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The IPO are taking an active role in assisting businesses in registering their IP quicker than ever before. This is essential in such a fast moving world of innovation and … Read more


A welcome judgment – Representations and Warranties

Posted on February 26th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Case: (Sycamore Bidco Ltd v (1) Sean Breslin (2) Andrew Dawson [2012] EWHC 3443 (Ch))

Ruling: The High Court has ruled that warranties in share sale agreements … Read more


Families Could Lose Out From Unregulated Will Writing Says Legal Services Board

Posted on February 25th, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Following a two-year investigation, the Legal Services Board has recommended that only qualified professionals, such as solicitors, should be allowed to prepare Wills.

At present, anybody can call themselves a … Read more


Breach of contract solicitors go head to head over Manchester United branded products.

Posted on February 25th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Yam Seng solicitors prove breach of contract against the International Trading Company, over the marketing of Manchester United branded products.

The breach of contract dispute between Yam Seng and the … Read more


Are Developers going Soft…?

Posted on February 21st, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Traditional software developers are very possessive when it comes to their software – and who can blame them, after all, they spent five years of sleepless nights working from the … Read more


Commercial solicitors help Orlit Enterprises resolve its business dispute with Rangers FC.

Posted on February 21st, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

A commercial solicitor can help any type organisation to resolve business contract disputes.

Orlit Enterprises have been in talks with solicitors over a commercial dispute with the football club Rangers.… Read more


Making the most of your extra years…

Posted on February 21st, by kate in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Most of us live a lot longer than our great-grandparents did.  A report released by the Office for National Statistics in December confirmed that:


Trademark lawyers successfully defend Yves Saint Laurent’s right to put a red sole on its shoes.

Posted on February 19th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Trademark lawyers prove in court that YSL’s monochrome red shoe with a red sole does not infringe the Louboutin trademark

Trademark lawyers acting on behalf of Yves Saint Laurent have … Read more


Contacting a patent lawyer could have prevented an inventor having his intellectual property stolen.

Posted on February 18th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

The benefits of using a patent lawyer have become clear to Trevor Bayliss, the inventor of the wind up radio.

Had Trevor Bayliss the inventor of the wind up radio … Read more


The Perils of DIY Probate

Posted on February 18th, by kate in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

With everyone still feeling the effects of the economic downturn it’s important to make savings where you can.  But, should dealing with a friend or relative’s estate without taking advice … Read more


Acquistion lawyers help in the billion dollar Heinz ‘baked bean buyout’.

Posted on February 15th, by admin in Company Commercial. Comments Off

Acquisition lawyers aid Warren Buffet to complete the buyout of the food giant Heinz.

Corporate acquisition lawyers have helped billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett buyout Heinz in a £18billion deal.… Read more