Culturally Sensitive Intellectual Property

The Dangers of Culturally Sensitive Intellectual Property

October 23, 2019

One might think that New Zealand is a land of cultural sensitivity and respect, but the recent case of the country’s national airline, Air New Zealand, seeking to trademark an image containing the Maori words for hello, “kia ora”...

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Brexit and the Food & Beverage sector: Preparing for No Deal

October 22, 2019

Seventeen months ago my first blog on the likely impact of Brexit on the Food &...

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Guarantee or Indemnity – Which is best for your Business?

Guarantee or Indemnity – Which is best for your Business?

October 17, 2019

If there is one thing business loathes, it is uncertainty.  And for the last three years, British businesses have had to deal with so many political roller coasters; stability feels almost abnormal.   Whether the UK leaves with or without a Brexit deal, there remains a ...

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Data and Cyber Breaches

Cyber-attacks: Business’ Liability for Data and Cyber Breaches

October 15, 2019

On 12th January 2014, a supermarket employee with a grudge posted the personal details of 99,998 fellow employees on a file-sharing website contained within the Dark Web. The details included the names, addresses, sex, dates of birth, phone numbers, national insurance numbers, bank sort codes, bank account numbers, ...

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How to hire after Brexit

Can Businesses secure a Sponsor License to hire Talent from outside of the EEA after Brexit?

October 14, 2019

When it comes to securing the skills necessary to operate and grow your business, Brexit may pose a sizeable roadblock, especially if you have been reliant on workers from across the European Economic Area (EEA).  ...

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Beginners Guide to leasing Commercial Property

Beginners Guide to leasing Commercial Property

October 14, 2019

Are you planning to lease commercial premises? There are several steps to consider when leasing commercial property and this guide covers the key issues you may wish to contemplate.   What type of Property?   The m...

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Data Protection Compliance after Brexit

Data Protection Compliance After Brexit

October 9, 2019

Appointing an EU Representative Following our successful webinar on The Implications of Brexit on Contracts, we received quite a few follow up questions about post-Brexit GDPR compliance for UK organisations who have customers or contacts in EU member states.   It is becoming q...

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Implications of Brexit on contracts

Implications of Brexit on contracts

October 7, 2019

Businesses of all sizes are concerned that there is great uncertainty for business, especially in the context of a possible no-deal exit by the UK from the European Union. Despite plenty of media coverage, many SMEs are unprepared and don’t have a resource, budgets or a roadmap to help them become prepared. Parties circumstances and markets change even in more simple times, and contracts that were one a “good bet...

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Upcoming employment law changes that every employer should know

September 6, 2019

As a business operating in the UK, whether you have a couple of contractors working for you or have several employees, it is imperative that you are aware of your employment law obligations. Your employees may be smiling now – they may even nod emphatically when you beam indulgently and remind them that ‘a smile is the curve that sets everything straight’ – but they won’t be...

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brexit webinar series

Brexit webinar series: Translating Brexit for Businesses

August 30, 2019

How will Brexit change the game for businesses? With Brexit negotiations still ongoing, you are possibly feeling confused about what actions you should be taking to best prepare your business. Is there anything you can start doing now? Throughout the Brexit process, our expert lawyers will be sharing their perspectives on the key challenges ahead, helping you to better unde...

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