Archive for August, 2016

Law Firms’ Bank Debts Jump as Profession Goes for Growth

Law firms’ bank debts have jumped 36% in the past year, from an average of £28,000 to £38,000 per equity partner, as the profession targets growth, says Hazlewoods, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers who specialise in the legal profession. Hazlewoods says that as workloads increase across the profession, many firms are increasing headcount and raising staff salaries, and returning to investment in ass...

31 May 8:16 AM 0 Read More...

Can Legal Privilege Prevent Seizure of Mobile Devices?

A challenge to the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) powers to seize and process privileged documents recently failed in a significant ruling in R McKenzie v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office. McKenzie (the Claimant), who was the subject of an investigation by the SFO, was arrested at Heathrow airport in June 2015 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit an offence contrary the Bribery Act 2010. The SFO subseque...

27 May 11:52 AM 0 Read More...

‘Superhero’ IP Case Dropped by Marvel & DC “Confusing”

Commenting on the case which has been dropped by Marvel and DC Comics against a British businessman over the legal right to use the word ‘superhero’, IP expert, Tristan Sherliker, associate solicitor, EIP, said: “This news is great for Mr Jules. However it is also bad news for others who might be in similar positions, as they will never understand and learn from the true outcome of the case. Most likely, the...

25 May 11:28 AM 0 Read More...

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