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The Kylie Trademark Battle

11 Sep 2019

In April 2015, reality star Kylie Jenner made an official attempt to register the mark 'Kylie' in the United States for the purposes of advertising and endorsement. This move was to trigger significant opposition from Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer/actress, and subsequently lead to a…

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International / EU Trademarks

11 Sep 2019

Did you know we can assist you with Trade Marks outside of the UK? In addition to dealing with UK Trade Mark registrations, we can support you with both EU and International Trade Marks. What is a Trade Mark? A trade mark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognisable…

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Stuart Lowery Joins Forbes Solicitors As HR Business Partner

09 Sep 2019

Stuart Lowery has joined leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors as a HR Business Partner in the Employment team. Stuart's role will support clients beyond the legal aspects of HR, providing advice and practical support on the implementation of different HR policies, practices and systems. Based…

Employment & HR

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Government Consultation on Shared Ownership

05 Sep 2019

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity of affordable housing schemes due to the affordability barriers present in many cities across the UK. The barriers have caused numerous aspiring first-time buyers, to approach housing associations who offer shared ownership schemes to help…

Housing & Regeneration

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From DOLS to LPS...

05 Sep 2019

On 16 May 2019, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2018 received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in the Spring of 2020. This legislation will create a new and more streamlined model for authorising deprivations of liberty in care and will replace the current Deprivation of Liberty…

Insurance

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Cauda Equina Syndrome - The spinal injury costing the NHS millions

03 Sep 2019

According to a leading consultant, failure to diagnose and treat Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds each year. CES is a severe narrowing of the spinal canal usually caused by a prolapsed invertebral disc when the nerves become severely compressed. This can…

Clinical Negligence

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Future funding of social care

21 Aug 2019

The Alzheimer's society have recently published analysis which states that people living with dementia have spent almost £15bn of their own money on social care since the Government reforms were first proposed in March 2017. The Government committed to publish a Green Paper on social care in…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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