Today is an important one for those at risk of being defrauded out of their occupational pensions by cold calling scammers. From today, it will be illegal to cold call or text individuals to encourage them to transfer their safe and valuable pension into risky and usually fraudulent schemes.
On 14 January 2019 the Trade Mark Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/825) come into force. These Regulations implement the EU’s Trade Mark Directive 2015/2436 and make a number of amendments to the Trade Mark Act 1994. The purpose is to further harmonise trade mark law across the EU.
HMRC has added a new paragraph 7.6 entitled “Authorised persons for particular legal entities” to notice 742A: Opting to tax land and buildings. This new paragraph confirms that HMRC are conducting reviews of option to tax notifications.
Following a recent Court of Appeal decision on the subject of litigation privilege, businesses will need to tread very carefully when taking steps to resolve a commercial dispute if they are not to find themselves seriously prejudiced in later litigation where negotiations fail.
The recently launched Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories have recognised Laytons LLP for a number of key services across London, Manchester and Guildford including Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Family and Property Litigation services.
This page draws together three articles by Richard Harrison published in New Law Journal (LexisNexis) in 2017-2018. They look at various aspects of "Hamilton – an American Musical" by Lin-Manuel Miranda which may be of particular interest to lawyers.
PM announces that new laws are to be made bringing rights to those heterosexual couples not wishing to marry to obtain legal recognition of their commitment to one another by way of a civil partnership.
Obligations to repair defective work in new developments may be owed by tenants, contractors and sub-contractors. Clare Butler considers the nature of these obligations, the difficulties that can arise and the issues identified in the recent case of Office Depot v UBS  EWHC 1494 (TCC).
Internet users cannot simply copy a photograph posted, without any restriction preventing it from being downloaded and posted with the copyright holder’s consent, on one website and republish it on another website.
The 2018 summer heatwave has seen temperatures soar in offices and workplaces, and raises, questions about the lack of maximum temperatures in any regulations or guidance. So, when is it too hot to work?
Employment Partner, Nicholas Lakeland recently featured on BBC Kent Drive Time with Steve Allen and Lauren Troup following Boris Johnson’s resignation speech in the House of Commons to discuss whether he had resigned ‘in the right way’ and generally what is the ‘right way’ to resign?
Tax specialist, Marc Selby has been featured in Telegraph Money in an article highlighting the fact that house buyers are routinely paying too much stamp duty because their solicitors fail to understand complex rules.