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  • Introductory guide to using data to market to customers

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    11 April 2017

    The development of new technologies has significantly enhanced the ability of organisations to collect and process information about individuals, often with wide-reaching benefits. From a marketing perspective, it is now far easier to know more about your customers. This has also highlighted the importance of safeguards being put in place, particularly given concerns about that information being used in unwarranted and intrusive ways.

  • Data & Privacy: 8 key ways to prepare for GDPR

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    22 March 2017

    Significant changes are coming to data privacy regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will directly apply to all European Union member states from 25 May 2018, which at that time will still include the UK.

  • Insolvency - Issues for directors

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    16 March 2017

    All directors owe duties to their companies. When a company is solvent, those duties are owed to the company personified by its shareholders. But when insolvency is pending, directors must act in the company’s creditors’ best interests. That difference means that the nature of the directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.

  • Expert Witnesses

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    16 March 2017

    This guide provides a general introduction to the use of experts in court proceedings. The rules governing expert evidence are found in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 35, the Court Guides and the Guidance for Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims published by the Civil Justice Council. This guidance will highlight the main points you need to know, consider issues often encountered and offer some practical tips.

  • Enforcing a Russian Judgment in England

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    16 March 2017

    It is important for winning parties to be able to enforce judgments made in their favour. Before issuing proceedings claimants will often need to consider where the assets of a potential defendant are located and whether any judgment obtained can be enforced in the country where the judgment debtor has assets. If a proposed defendant to Russian proceedings holds assets in England, it will be particularly important for a claimant to examine whether an English court will enforce a Russian judgment in their favour.

  • Selling your business

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    01 March 2017

    Many business-owners look to sell at some point. The reasons for selling may vary but often it is the opportunity for an owner to capitalise on the years of hard work that have gone into building up his or her business.

  • An agent’s guide to athlete trade marks

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    20 January 2017

    Sportsmen and women invest massive amounts of time and energy into perfecting their sporting prowess. As an agent, your role is to invest your time and energy into their well-being, to nurture their income generating potential, and protect their image and reputation.

  • ...a little bit of law - Searches

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    19 January 2017

    As part of the conveyancing process we, as your solicitors, will carry out a number of searches on any piece of land you want to buy.

  • Employment law in Philippines - an overview

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    05 January 2017

    Despite the lingering global economic slowdown, the Philippine economy has outperformed most of its ASEAN neighbours.

  • What’s the value in updating my articles of association?

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    06 December 2016

    There is no obligation to keep your articles of association (articles) up to date but there are definite benefits. It would be cost effective to update your articles to reflect, and take advantage of, the significant changes introduced by the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) and some more recent changes to that regime. This guide explains why.

  • Employment law in Australia - an overview

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    01 December 2016

    Despite the economic slowdown in Australia over the last few years, real GDP has grown by 3.1% year on year and is expected to remain stable at this mark for the remainder of 2016 and 2017.

  • An agent's guide to athlete trade marks

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    30 November 2016

    Sportsmen and women invest massive amounts of time and energy into perfecting their sporting prowess. As an agent, your role is to invest your time and energy into their well-being, to nurture their income generating potential, and protect their image and reputation.

  • Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?

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    30 November 2016

    For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents.

  • Image rights

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    27 November 2016

    Famous sportspeople, entertainers and other celebrities derive substantial incomes from allowing themselves to be commercially associated with brands. It is big business, very big business, and because of this celebrities are faced with two very different problems.

  • The new UK regime for Cookies: a guide for website owners and their suppliers

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    25 November 2016

    From 26 May 2011, the UK has introduced revised rules which will require website owners to rethink how they obtain the consent of their users to cookies.

  • Building contracts - good practice and inspections

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    24 November 2016

    This guide will look at how employers, contractors and consultants can form, improve and maintain good relationships. Many of these tips are not exclusive to building contracts, but are especially important in construction projects due to the number of parties involved and the often complex nature of the work.

  • Any more BIDs

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    20 November 2016

    Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are partnerships between local businesses and local authorities which aim to improve defined commercial trading areas by providing additional services funded collectively by business rate payers.

  • Building contracts - good practice and inspections

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    20 November 2016

    This guide will look at how employers, contractors and consultants can form, improve and maintain good relationships.

  • Converting to an LLP

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    18 November 2016

    Originally conceived as a vehicle for use by professional practices to obtain the benefit of limited liability while retaining the tax advantages of a traditional partnership, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) have a far wider use as is evidenced by their increasing popularity as an alternative business vehicle in a wide range of sectors.

  • Register of people with significant control over the company - the PSC register

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    17 November 2016

    From 6 April 2016 most UK companies and LLPs are required to keep this new type of register among their statutory books. This is a register of individuals or legal entities that have significant control over the company or LLP.

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