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Richard Yates

Iceland v Iceland

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

Iceland, the famous British frozen food chain has found itself in a possible legal battle with Iceland – the country! The Icelandic government has recently intimated that it is considering the possibility of bringing an action against the supermarket under passing-off laws. Any legal action would involve possible trademark infringement. The supermarket chain is the… Read more »

Sep 23

Mark Skinner

Payday company CFO Lending accused of serious failings

By Mark Skinner in Debt Advice

Two years after the high profile payday lending firm Wonga was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation to 45,000 customers, a further payday lending company has received a similar punishment from the Financial Services Authority (FCA). A couple of years ago Wonga was ordered to pay back compensation to their customers as they had sent… Read more »

Sep 23

Richard Yates

Release of Olympic Athletes’ Personal Medical Details Highlights Serious Data Protection Issues

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

Russian hackers have this month released data online which includes the medical records of a number of elite athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) has stated that the hackers had managed to gain access to its management and administration database via an International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) account following the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Four-time Olympic… Read more »

Sep 22

Tony Rebello

Can the English Courts deal with a dispute regarding children with foreign connections?

By Tony Rebello in Children (family law)

With freedom of movement throughout the European Union, the question is often asked as to whether English Courts have the power to deal with disputes regarding parental responsibility in respect of a child with foreign connections. Cases disputing the location of where a child should be resident when both parents live in different countries are… Read more »

Sep 21

Mark Skinner

HMRC texting debtors

By Mark Skinner in Debt Advice

HMRC have recently started sending out “threatening” text messages (SMS) warnings taxpayers to pay their tax on time or face penalties. The Behavioural Insights Team is part owned by the government and has been looking at ways to get payment from taxpayers in a timely manner. The unit is setup to target taxpayers and the… Read more »

Sep 20

Paul Schofield

National Crime Agency release annual figures for serious crime

By Paul Schofield in Criminal Law

On the 9th September 2016 the National Crime Agency published their annual assessment of serious and organised crime within the United Kingdom. The 53 page document lists the top threats as being child sexual exploitation and abuse,  organised immigration crime, cyber crime,  firearms and  High-end money laundering in addition to modern slavery and human trafficking,… Read more »

Sep 19

Mark Skinner

MasterCard being sued for £14bn

By Mark Skinner in Debt Advice

The largest legal claim in British history has been instigated. Credit card group MasterCard is being sued for £14bn in a landmark claim over allegations that it has over charged 46m UK consumers. The action is a class lawsuit on behalf of multiple claimants. The basis of the claim is that MasterCard imposed unlawfully high… Read more »

Sep 15

Kelly Darlington

Mzee Mohammed Death at Liverpool One – Witness Appeal

By Kelly Darlington in Inquests

Mzee Mohammed, aged 18, died on the evening of 13th July 2016 after being detained by security staff and Merseyside Police at the Liverpool One shopping centre. The Independent Police Complaints Commission would like to speak to people who may have witnessed events leading up to this incident and are particularly keen to speak to… Read more »

Sep 13

Angharad Bentley

DIY Divorces – Are they a good idea?

By Angharad Bentley in Family / Divorce

A Do-It-Yourself Divorce you may think will be quicker, cheaper and easier than if you were to instruct a solicitor.  There are of course pros and cons to whichever way you decide to go. However, family lawyers deal with a number of cases where parties have attempted their own divorce only for there to be… Read more »

Sep 12

Paul Corrigan

‘National Treasure’ set to examine the impact of accusations of historical sexual offences

By Paul Corrigan in Abuse Claims

Robbie Coltrane, better known for his part as Hagrid in Harry Potter, has been selected to play a fictional celebrity who is accused of historical sex crimes in a Channel 4 drama National Treasure, set to hit our screens later this month. Coltrane has reported that every day another story comes to light which appals… Read more »

Sep 09

Victoria Mitchell

Business Continuity Planning: Are You Leaving a Legacy or a Liability?

By Victoria Mitchell in Employment for Business

As a business owner you have devoted significant time, efforts and commitment for many years to your company. You have focused on developing your business, its customers, market and its business network, resulting in a successful company you are proud of with a solid economic foundation and the potential for continued future growth. Before you… Read more »

Sep 08

Jonathan Bridge

Revenge Porn on the increase

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

Figures released today show that more than 200 people have now been prosecuted since April 2015 when changes were made in the way that sexual offences are prosecuted. In April 2015 it became a criminal offence to share private sexual photographs or films without the subjects consent.   The classic situation involves a spurned boyfriend who… Read more »

Sep 06

Paul Corrigan

Reported sexual assault victims on the rise

By Paul Corrigan in Abuse Claims

Recent figures collated by a North West Charity show that there has been a 33% increase in the number of reported sex crimes. A recent article in the Lancashire Telegraph states that there were 2656 sex crimes reported between April 2015 and March 2016. A local charity, The Wish Centre, which supports victims of sex… Read more »

Sep 05

Gavin Hall

A beginners guide to letting out property

By Gavin Hall in Property

If you’re thinking about letting out your property and haven’t done so before it can be a daunting task. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when letting your property so here are a few things you should think about: Duration It’s important to think about how long you realistically want to let the… Read more »

Sep 02

Richard Yates

Premier League Spending Surpasses the Billion Pound Mark

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

The summer transfer window for English clubs closed last night. The total amount outlaid by Premier League clubs during the said window exceeded £1.165 billion. This also culminated in a massive £155 million being shelled out by Premier League clubs on deadline day alone. The recent figures serve to emphasise the fact that the English… Read more »

Sep 01

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