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Neves welcome solicitor Fasil Hussain!

New Company Commercial Solicitor - Fasil Hussain Neves Solicitors is expandin...

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Sherrards celebrates new Partner promotions & St Albans office

Sherrards are delighted to announce the promotion of three Senior Associates to Partners - Stephanie Kierans, Barney Laurence and Mark Fellows - as of the beginning of April. Mark Fellows as Head of Employment has stepped forward into a Partnership role, whil...

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Argos Limited fails to gain control of argos.com domain name

This 362 paragraph decision is a good source of discussion for a wide range of UK/EU trade mark law. It does appear to have been an ‘epic fail’ for Argos Limited, who must have spent very ...

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The Helen Bailey case: a timely reminder

The successful children's author Helen Bailey was murdered by her fiancé, Ian Stewart. Stewart was found guilty by a jury at St Albans Crown Court on 22 February 2017 after a seven week trial. He was sentenced to a minimum term of 34 years in prison. The de...

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Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Every year the Government revise the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is imperative that employers are aware of these changes to make sure that they are completely aware of the responsibilities, as well as the possibl...

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Who pays the mortgage? Who pays the legal fees?

When I see new clients embarking on a separation, one of the first questions will be who will continue paying for what, and who is responsible for the legal fees. Mortgage and househo...

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Mackenzie Friend or Mackenzie Foe

The BBC news website is currently running a story about Rupinda Randhawa. She was in the midst of a legal disagreement with Social Services, who were pressing to put her youngest children forward for adoption. Rather than seek specialist legal advice, Rupinda...

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Unified Patent Court – Update

There has been a change of minister for IP, and signs that the government intends to pursue a “hard Brexit”, since it was announced that the UK would proceed with ratifying the UPCA.  However, it appears that UK ratification is still intended and preparatio...

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Sherrards raises a glass to global success

In 2016, Sherrards was awarded 'UK (London) International Trade Advisory Firm of the Year' through the ACQ Global Awards - the first time the firm has won such an accolade. This tops off another great year for the firm, in which the Litigation team w...

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Time for change for cohabitation laws?

Supreme Court landmark win to change discrimination against marital status. Today saw the landmark victory for Denise Brewster who won her Supreme Court appeal for judicial review of the rules which govern public sector pensions for unmarried...

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