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Court of Appeal to deliver landmark ruling on international divorce jurisdiction

Where should divorce proceedings take place? The Court of Appeal has been asked to determine a dispute between an English woman, Afsana Lachaux, and her estranged French husband, Bruno Lachaux. During their marriage, the couple had lived in the Middle East. A divorce was granted in Dubai, but Mrs Lachaux...

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Three appointments and two promotions at our Taunton office

Congratulations to Sarah and Irene and a warm welcome to Gavin, Melanie and Tara Our Taunton office has strengthened its Commercial Property team with three new appointments; Gavin Morgans, Associate, Melanie Smith, Solicitor, and Tara Paul, Secretary, who will be based in their Taunton office. Gavin joined the team in...

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Employment Matters – September 2018

September 2018 edition Hello again from Clarke Willmott LLP’s Employment & HR team and welcome to the September 2018 edition of Employment Matters. For further information on any of the topics in this month’s Employment Matters, please contact a member of the employment & HR team. As ever, we welcome...

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Wealth Health and Inheritance Briefing – September 2018

Welcome to the autumn edition of WHIB In today’s geographically mobile world the question of a person’s domicile becomes ever more complicated to determine and yet it is a vital concept for determining tax liabilities, and in which country’s courts an individual can bring proceedings. Our lead article this month...

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Retail Line – September 2018

September 2018 Welcome to the September edition of Retail Line. Despite the protracted barbecue weather, Royal Wedding and World Cup campaign which contributed to increased sales on parts of the high street, summer 2018 was sadly dominated by store closures and administrations. Since the early days of recession in 2008...

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Gemma Osgood joins Clarke Willmott’s Southampton office

We are delighted to welcome Gemma to our Southampton Clinical Negligence team Gemma brings with her over 10 years’ experience, and a wealth of knowledge in all types of clinical negligence work including delays in diagnoses, amputation, dental negligence and cerebral palsy claims, against NHS Trusts, private hospitals, individual practitioners or...

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On the “verge” of telecoms warfare – Wayleaves

Broadband battle over Virgin’s fibre-optic cabling is settled In June this year, Virgin Media launched an unprecedented legal claim against Durham County Council pursuant to the rights afforded to it by the new Electronic Communications Code (Schedule 3A of the Communications Act 2003, as amended by Schedule 1 of the...

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Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Newsletter – September 2018

We are pleased to present the September 2018 edition of our serious injury & clinical negligence newsletter from the Clarke Willmott claims team. The Rehabilitation Code: recent case provides some much needed guidance for Case Managers What is The Rehabilitation Code? Brain Injury Case Managers will be familiar with “The Rehabilitation...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – September 2018

September 2018 case law update Clarke Willmott LLP’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our September 2018 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update...

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“Scilly” Taunton office head takes the plunge

Kate Gardner swims for office charities On 15 September, Kate Gardner, Employment Partner and head of the Taunton office will set off to swim the Scilly Isles Archipelago to raise money for the two office charities being supported by Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office, SAVES and Pancreatic Cancer UK. The challenge...

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