Brexit Update | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

Legal Briefing

The recent Government policy document leaked and published by The Guardian newspaper has given an indication of the post-Brexit immigration strategy. Despite not representing formal policy, given its unofficial status and the fact that the Government has yet to hear views from numerous stakeholders including the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), current Government thinking is represented …

They think it’s all over | Stephenson Harwood

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Rights holders continue to have an ongoing battle against technological developments that facilitate free access to their content. The battles have taken many forms over the years since the creation of the printing press, recording TV and radio to VHS and cassettes respectively all the way through to the music industry’s fight against Napster.

How to make your CFO happy – transforming litigation from liability to asset | Harbour Litigation Funding

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Picture the scene. Your trusted external law firm advised that you have a strong claim, likely to yield a significant financial upside for your business. The budget to run the claim is £2m, including adverse costs risk, but subject to possible change. The firm cannot agree to a fixed fee. They also advise that your …

Disrupting legal markets – can you get your lawyer to think again about fees? | Capital law

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If you are a chief executive, finance director or general counsel, you might have some set ideas about how lawyers charge for their work. You might also think your business has a good claim, but are reluctant to pursue it. Whether it is a lack of resource – both human and financial – or a …

Taking advantage of group litigation offerings | Therium Capital Management

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Corporate clients are of course no strangers to litigation. Listening to in-house counsel talk about how they approach litigation, they will often regard it as an inevitable, if undesirable, by-product of doing business. When it arises out of their core business activity, and particularly for large organisations – banks and insurance companies, for instance – …

New money laundering standards – what you need to know | Trowers & Hamlins

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The government enacted the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the MLR 2017) on 26 June 2017. These are based on the same principles as the pre-existing rules, but contain significant changes which affect how regulated organisations must structure their anti-money laundering (AML) functions and carry out …

Firm Focus: AdamsonJones | AdamsonJones

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AdamsonJones provides intellectual property (IP) services encompassing patent, design and trade mark protection and advice in the UK, Europe and throughout the world. The firm works with an expanding list of sophisticated and demanding clients, ranging from innovative start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to multinational corporations and internationally renowned universities. AdamsonJones also represents …

Word on the street: advertising, street art and intellectual property | Boodle Hatfield

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Recently, McDonald’s and other brands have been accused of cultural appropriation, using without permission the work of street artists in advertising campaigns in Europe. These companies will spend many millions on protecting their own brands and for McDonald’s, with a strong tradition in supporting the arts, it should have known better.

Mark Cooper, Cadent Gas


Within a month of Mark Cooper joining National Grid (NG)’s in-house team in 2015, things became very busy very quickly. UK general counsel Rachael Davidson told him that one of the businesses he was looking after – NG’s gas distribution network – was going to be sold off.