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Where can you sue for infringement of an EU trade mark?

The Court of Appeal recently decided to seek further clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) about whether or not the Courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a trade mark dispute concerning an EU trade mark where the defendant was based in Spain...

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Valuation stagnation

Court of Appeal upholds leasehold extension valuations status quo The Court of Appeal has provided comfort for landlords by refusing to accept alternative valuation methods for premium calculations in residential lease extensions. The long-awaited decision in Mundy v The Trustees of the Sloane Stabley Estate [2018] EWCA Civ 35 has...

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Court allows elderly man to buy home of 20 years from partner’s estate

Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975: Deceased’s home could be “sold” to applicant to provide reasonable financial provision for maintenance In an unusual and recent case the Court of Appeal explored what could constitute maintenance under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. In Lewis v Warner...

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Insolvency: prevent and mitigate the impact

The recent collapse of Carillion has sent ripples through the construction community. As the UK’s second largest construction company, it is not surprising that the issue of insolvency has become a hot topic of conversation, especially considering many are still anxious about the looming financial impact of Brexit on businesses....

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How we can help you avoid financial abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is an increasing problem in the UK as the population ages. An Age Concern UK report published in 2015 estimated that between 1-2% of people in the UK aged over 65 had suffered financial abuse at some time. The reports shows that if older people...

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Official legal partnership renewed

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced that Clarke Willmott will remain as its Official Legal Partner for the next two years. Named as Law Firm of the Year (with 11+ Partners) at the Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards 2017, Clarke Willmott is also an Official Partner of the SCCC...

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Don’t delay in claiming under the Inheritance Act 1975

Why beneficiaries should seek separate legal advice on grant of probate In the recent case of Sargeant v Sargeant [2018] EWHC 8 (Ch), a widow was refused permission to make a time-barred claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (“1975 Act”). The widow, Mary Sargeant who...

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THINK! rural road safety campaign re-launched today

Clarke Willmott is pleased to support THINK! campaign At Clarke Willmott’s serious injury team, we have written before about the particular dangers on country roads, our lawyers are all too familiar with the tragic incidences of road traffic collisions, some of them fatal, which happen because of the way some...

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Clarke Willmott solicitors move Manchester office

We are on the move We are excited to announce that our Manchester office has moved to 55 Spring Gardens, M2 2BY. The move to larger offices demonstrates our commitment to servicing our clients in Manchester and the North West and our growing success in winning work across all sectors....

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Clarke Willmott solicitor named in Spear’s 500 guide

David Stedman named in prestigious national guide David specialises in commercial and private client litigation with a particular focus on the classic car sector, and has been ranked as one of only six of the top recommended lawyers for classic car legal services by The Spear’s 500. Spear’s is regarded...

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