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How To Protect Your Brand

A big part of managing your company’s reputation is based on protecting your brand, particularly in highly competitive markets.  So, what is a brand and what practical steps help a business protect, use and exploit any brands that it owns? What is a brand? A strong brand helps distinguish a business’ products from its competitors. […]

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Landlords and investors: key property trends to keep your eye on this year

Residential property investors and the renewed commitment to more house building appear to be central to the government’s property policies for 2016. As a property investor or residential landlord, there are a number of key highlights we would recommend looking out for this year: The Help to Buy ISA Qualifying individuals are able to open […]

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Top tips for choosing a solicitor

What do you need to look for when choosing a solicitor and law firm? Are they not all the same? Lawyers, like people, come in all shapes and sizes.  So how do you choose a firm and solicitor that you will feel comfortable with and that will be able to deal with your matter properly, efficiently and […]

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What to expect in employment law in 2016

As 2015 draws to an end, we look ahead to some of the key employment law developments that are expected during 2016: Collective redundancy – the meaning of “establishment”: You’ll no doubt recall the controversy the “Woolworths case” caused back in 2013, when the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that UK domestic law was incompatible with […]

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6 things you should know about a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”)

1. What is a CIO? Traditionally, charities in the UK have taken the form of trusts, unincorporated associations (clubs and societies) and companies limited by shares or guarantee. For a number of years, charities lobbied for a new structure which would provide some of the advantages of being structured as a company, but without some […]

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MLP Law strengthens property and corporate and commercial teams with senior appointments

MLP Law, a leading commercial and private client law firm in the North West, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two senior staff members, following a period of growth. Richard Holmes joined the firm from Freeths to lead the property department, while Steve Hartley has been appointed from Pearson Solicitors to head […]

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Introducing your new MLP Law property team

A message from Richard Holmes, recently appointed head of MLP Law’s property department. Following a period of significant growth at MLP Law, the firm has expanded its property department. I have recently taken up the position as head of the property team, tasked with growing it further and providing an even better service to our […]

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Top 7 things businesses need to know about confidentiality agreements

What is a confidentiality agreement? A legally binding contract between two or more parties to provide a framework for the receipt and disclosure information. Also known as a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”).   When do I need a confidentiality agreement? When discussing a new business opportunity or business concept with another party. When is outsourcing work […]

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Veluppillai v Veluppillai: Exposing badly behaved litigants

In a recent family law case which has been brought to light in the media, a High Court judge made the extraordinary decision to expose the ‘abysmal’ conduct of a husband during divorce proceedings. In the case of Veluppillai v Veluppillai, Mr Justice Mostyn opted to waive the anonymity of the husband and wife in order […]

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What are the key considerations to ensure a family business is successful?

The key factors affecting family businesses can often be more complex than those facing non-family run businesses, due to the pivotal role which the family itself plays and the dynamics that are often present. If a business is badly handled and does not have a clear long-term plan for its future, issues are likely to […]

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