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Facebook warning following libel case

Making comments on social networks can land you in a legal minefield A Dorset woman has been left out of pocket by hundreds of thousands of pounds for comments made on Facebook. Making comments on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks can land you in a legal minefield if you...

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Meeting the Standard – don’t be an April fool!

Minimum building energy performance requirements in force from 1 April 2018 The government’s requirement that any commercial building must have an energy performance rating of at least E before it can be let comes into force for all new lettings granted on or after 1 April 2018. A “new letting”...

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Case study: compensation for missed wrist fracture

B v University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT B instructed Clarke Willmott to act for him in respect of an alleged failure to diagnose and correctly treat a fracture sustained in 2013. B suffered an injury to his left arm after it became trapped between his car and a gate. He...

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The Coty case – good news for luxury brands, but what are the wider implications?

Owners of premium brands have welcomed the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)[1] that luxury goods suppliers can take steps to restrict their distributors from using online platforms such as Amazon and eBay to sell their products without breaching competition law.  According to Coty,...

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Protecting your property interests

It is not uncommon for property to be bought in the name of one person and for another person to have contributed financially towards the purchase of the property, even though it is legally held in only one name. The person making a financial contribution does not have a legal...

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New litigation partner for Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office

Our Bristol office has welcomed a new Partner to its Commercial and Private Client Litigation team. Bonita Walters, specialises in contentious trust and probate matters and disputed Court of Protection applications. She also acts for private clients in property disputes and professional negligence claims arising from wills drafting, estate administration...

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Tesco faces equal pay claim

What could the the Tesco equal pay claim mean for employers? Kate Gardner, Partner in our Taunton HR and Employment team, looks at the Tesco equal pay claim and what it could mean for employers. The news that Tesco may have to pay enormous sums of compensation for failure to...

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Powers of attorney: registration fees refund due to some

If your client registered an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) between 2013 and 2017 they may be able to claim a refund of part of the registration fee paid. What are EPAs and LPAs? EPAs and LPAs are legal documents which give someone of...

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Clarke Willmott acts in Burgon & Ball deal

Our Southampton Corporate team has advised the owners on the sale of agricultural and garden tools manufacturer Burgon & Ball to Venanpri Tools, part of the global Venanpri Group. Burgon & Ball which has its headquarters in Sheffield and Poole, was acquired by Venanpri Tools, owner of the Bellota and...

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Clarke Willmott named as one of the firms of the year by RollOnFriday

Clarke Willmott has been named on RollOnFriday’s ‘Firm of the Year 2018’ list, placing 4th behind three firms in joint first place. Clarke Willmott scored 82% and has been named ‘Excellent’ following a survey with hundreds of staff. The firm placed highly thanks to its culture of valuing all staff,...

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