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Sep
29
Purchasing intellectual property by way of an asset sale and purchase
Grace Hudson discusses asset transactions and the benefits for technology companies looking to acquire intellectual property assets.
Sep
28
The European Commission Launches Sector Inquiry on the Consumer Internet of Things
Last month, the European Commission launched a new sector inquiry into the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer-based products and services in the EU.
Sep
25
Job Support Scheme (JSS) Announced
Today (24 September 2020), the Chancellor announced new plans to support jobs following new covid-19 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister. A new Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been announced which will commence from 1 November 2020 following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) and Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS) on 31 October 2020. The new JSS government wage subsidy scheme is designed to protect “viable jobs”, so for some employers difficult decisions will have to be made. Guidance has not been published but what do we know so far and how can employers prepare?
Sep
25
Paws for thought?
In the case of Re estate of Dean Ashley James Brunt, deceased (probate) Wrangle v Brunt & Another [2020], the claimant, Winston Neville Wrangle, known as Bob (“Bob”) brought a probate claim seeking an order revoking grant of letters of administration issued to the first defendant, Marlene Brunt (“Marlene”) on the grounds that the deceased, Dean Ashley James Brunt (“Dean”) did not die intestate.
Sep
24
Dismissal and Re-engagement
In last week’s People In Focus, we discussed changing contracts of employment, now Catrina Flanagan asks what happens if employees do not agree to the changes being proposed?
Sep
21
Has the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the stay of possession proceedings affected my ability to seek possession against trespassers?
As landlords and tenants are well aware the Coronavirus Act 2020 and changes to the court rules have given tenants some security during the current pandemic, namely that they will not be evicted from their property.
Sep
15
A further stay of possession claims: where are we now?
Landlords of residential properties were left feeling aggrieved and thumping their fists on the table following the announcement by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP that the stay on possession proceedings, would be extended for a further 4 weeks
Sep
15
Changes to contracts of employment
Over the last six months, all businesses have had to make decisions about the way in which they deal with their employees given the impact of Covid-19. Measures will have been put in place to put people on furlough, to adjust to people working from home and to implement cost saving measures such as temporary pay reductions.
Sep
10
Section 106 obligations and the land registry
The obligations contained in s106 Agreements automatically bind successors in title to the landowners who entered into the obligations without it being necessary for there to be any additional deed of covenant or other steps taken.
Sep
09
High Court rules on the jurisdiction of an adjudicator in construction dispute
In the case of Lane End Developments Construction Limited v Kingstone Civil Engineering Limited [2020] EWHC 2338 (TCC), the High Court considered whether an adjudicator had been validly appointed and had jurisdiction to issue his decision in the adjudication.

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