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February 2018

  • 28

    Party Wall Pitfalls: Serving Notice By E-Mail

    The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that it is possible for Party Wall Awards to be served via electronic means, including e-mail.
  • 28

    Can An Easement Be Diverted Via The “Back Door”?

    The recent case of Lea v Ward [1] produced a decision which appears to challenge the established principle that it is not possible to change the route of an easement, unless there are specific terms in the grant.  If this is the case then it could have serious ramifications for land owners that retain rights over land sold off for development.

  • 28

    Safeguarding Your Land: Protecting Against New Public Rights Of Way

    With strategic development being an opportunity for many more of our clients than 20 years ago, it is now more important than ever to ensure that the value of land is safeguarded.

  • 22

    Taxation Of Cryptocurrencies

    Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and several other variations are becoming more well known, particularly among the ’tech savvy’. To date their values have been volatile with substantial increases and decreases in relative value, but who knows for how long? Certain people will recall hearing about the South Sea Bubble!
  • 15

    Brexit - Free Trade: A Reality Check

    Uncertainties surrounding the scheme that will govern the UK’s cross-border trading outside the EU will be with us for a while yet, so businesses need to consider building flexibility into their commercial agreements for the foreseeable future.  

  • 08

    Consultation On Changes To Employment Law

    The government has announced that it intends to implement many recommendations contained in the independent Taylor Review through its Good Work Plan. The Plan forms part of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, which is a long term plan to build a Britain fit for the future through a stronger, fairer economy, by creating better, higher paid jobs across the country.
  • 07

    Protecting Your Good Name

    One issue which is sometimes overlooked by charities is the protection of their name. This can also apply to brand names for goods and services marketed by a charity. Brand and business names can be amongst the most valuable assets of any undertaking. They should be protected, and the best way to do so is registering the name as a trade mark at the Intellectual Property Office.