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Here’s How Self-Regulation Could Reinvigorate the Cryptocurrency Boom

2nd May 2018
The cryptocurrency space has been fraught with cases of fraud and scams and with it being such a new industry with little in the way of regulation, it has been an ongoing focus of governments. This focus has only increased in recent months due to the number of high profile incidents, such as the theft […]
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The ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision and Its Potential Legal & Artistic Impact

1st May 2018
The recent ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming the district court’s decision that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s smash hit “Blurred Lines” impermissibly copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give It Up” has created a stir in both the legal and artistic communities. Below, Lawyer Monthly hears from Dr. Dariush Adli, President […]
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5 Ways to Parlay Patent Infringement into Profits

27th April 2018
Expert Tim Murphy is Chief Executive Officer, Principal and exclusive commercial real estate broker of Rebounderz family entertainment centers. Below he outlines “what it takes” to turn intellectual property infringement into an ancillary income stream. According to a January 2018 Seyfarth Shaw LLP report titled “2017 Patent Litigation: A Statistical Overview,” the past 5 years […]
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Uncovering The ‘Perfect’ Fraud

25th April 2018
Following the London High Court Judgment in the fraud case of Kazakhstan Kagazy Group v Zhunus, Arip and Dikhanbayeva which awarded $300m to Kazakhstan Kagazy, Hugh McGregor, the General Counsel of Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC, outlines the process that his firm followed to uncover and litigate what Lord Justice Longmore described as almost the 'perfect' fraud. […]
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How Ready Is Your Law Firm for GDPR?

25th April 2018
In 2014, the UK Data Protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), issued a blog emphasising the importance of solicitors and barristers keeping personal information secure, following a number of data breaches involving the legal profession. A year later, 4% of UK data security incidents reported to the ICO still involved UK lawyers. Some mistakes […]
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MEES Regulations: Top 5 Issues for Commercial Landlords

24th April 2018
As of 1 April 2018, part three of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, more commonly known as the MEES regulations, came in to effect. These relate minimum energy efficiency standards and affect commercial property as well as residential property. Below Conor Geoghegan, Senior Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property at Coffin […]
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What Will Leaving the EU Mean for Divorce in the UK?

20th April 2018
Brexit has often been described as a divorce, but there’s increasing debate over what brexit could mean for actual divorce and family law. Here Lawyer Monthly benefits from top expertise from Wendy Gouldingay, Co-chair of Resolution East Midlands/Nottingham & Director of Gouldingays Family Law & Mediation, who clarifies how things currently function, and how they […]
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