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The government have been talking about modernising copyright law for two years and have finally managed to put pen to paper on what this will involve.
The key proposals of … Read more
The recent decision in W v W deals with how the family courts balance the competing interests of a wife when her former husband, who had been convicted of fraud, … Read more
How could Manchester Central have avoided it’s costly fight with Kudos? – don’t get distracted by litigation
Manchester Central’s no doubt costly dispute with Kudos, its former caterers operating on an exclusive basis, is every business owners nightmare. Contract disputes lead to press you can do without, … Read more
A start up company lawyer can help you to structure your business, protect intellectual property or research applicable regulatory requirements.
Starting up a business can be a minefield because of … Read more
A breach of duty solicitor can help if you are a company director needing advice as to your legal obligations, or a director who has been already been charged with … Read more
On 5 February 2013, MPs voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill by 400 to 175, a majority of 225 after being given a free vote on … Read more
With the help of acquisitions solicitors, Duxburys complete the purchase of a £750,000 garden centre near Preston
Trebaron Garden Centre in Leyland near Preston has been sold to Duxburys … Read more
Contact a business agreements solicitor to ensure your business arrangements are effective as well as legal and binding.
A business agreements solicitor can draft all of your new agreements limiting your exposure to risk.
If you deal with customers and other companies on a regular basis, it pays … Read more
You may be forgiven for thinking that once you have a Will in place, it’s all over and done with and your affairs are settled. However, if you have not … Read more
It makes sense to use a patent solicitor to prevent others from producing or undermining your idea or invention.
After putting time, effort and money into a developing a commercially … Read more
If you are planning to reorganise your business, the advice of a commercially astute restructuring solicitor is essential.
The role of the solicitor in corporate restructuring is vital. A commercially … Read more
- What is force majeure? A clause in a contract that suspends the performance of obligations where a party is prevented from doing so by events outside of
Corporate solicitors have advised Manchester Airports Group, on the £1.5 billion purchase of Stansted Airport from Heathrow Airport Holdings.
Prior to this month’s sale, a legal battle began in 2009 … Read more
Cheshire entrepreneurs buy a Lake District steakhouse with help from corporate acquisition solicitors.
A Lake District steakhouse is under new ownership after corporate acquisition solicitors helped entrepreneurs Paul and … Read more
Contract risks. Get it right by enlisting the services of a MLP company contract solicitor to outline all contractual obligations.
The finer points of a contract can be overlooked when … Read more
Seek advice from a LLP lawyer before making any decisions on the structure of your business.
The way you structure your business could affect its future growth and development potential. … Read more
Trademark solicitors are helping the Gloucestershire based telecommunications company Total, sue YouView TV for trademark infringement.
Total were recently successful in the Court of Appeal, and now the company has … Read more
Contract solicitor helps secure £350,000 in damages for breach of contract by Somerfield Stores Limited.
A recent court of appeal case between ParkingEye Ltd and Somerfield Stores Ltd, has highlighted … Read more
With the help of company solicitors, retail ready packaging company Cepac Limited acquire three new businesses.
Cepac Limited are a leading supplier of UK packaging who have managed to … Read more
Buying or selling a business? MLP business solicitors can successfully guide you through the process.
The buying or selling of a business can be complex, and is best done with the help of a qualified business solicitor.
Due to the complexities involved in the … Read more
The role of the commercial lawyer could prove crucial for many businesses this year.
There is optimism for SMEs and entrepreneurs as a Co-operative Bank study of SMEs has revealed … Read more
With the help of company lawyers, Office and General were able to meet the December purchase deadline for Agent Orange Environmental.
The purchase of Agent Orange Environmental was successfully … Read more
A fine of £113,000 has been imposed on the Co-Op for the way it handled payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints. It was criticised for putting on hold 1,629 complaints in 2011 whilst … Read more
Like any other business partnership, dentists face the risk of disputes between partners. Commentators suggest disputes are most likely to occur between 2 and 5 years of a partnership being … Read more
Commercial law advice can be of greater benefit if it is preventative and limits problems that can arise.
MLP Solicitors can advise on a broad range of commercial issues, including … Read more
If you are starting up a business, a solicitor may be able to help in more ways than you think.
If you have a business, you may need advice … Read more
Manchester solicitors have advised Rayne Precision Engineering on their new premises acquisition.
The Staffordshire based company have acquired the former Wedgwood design studios in Stoke On Trent, as their new … Read more
The universal credits system is designed to simplify and speed up benefits payments. The aim is for claims to be processed online and in real time, greatly reducing the delays … Read more
Up until recently it was unclear whether the sale of software licences on the second hand market was allowed if the software license terms specifically prohibited the transfer of the … Read more
If you are an employer, new government proposals may affect your business in 2013 – call an employment solicitor for advice.
The Government has recently proposed a new employment contract, … Read more
Your property is likely to be one of your most valuable assets and it is important to protect it from the risk of fraud. The risk of fraud is higher … Read more
Intellectual property solicitors have helped a satchel manufacturer win a high court case against a rival company.
The Cambridge Satchel Company’s case centred around the setting up of a rival … Read more
Some businesses don’t consult solicitors until a contractual disputes lawyer is needed, but early advice and legal strategy could reduce contract problems.
If you agree to commercial deals without taking … Read more
Cases for data protection solicitors rising, but none are more high profile than Google’s.
Google’s problems are headline news at the moment. While the company is being harried by investigators, … Read more
In cases relating to a duty of care, solicitors can advise on a very varied range of issues.
Cases can arise from any form of negligence, for example relating … Read more
The Leveson Report may bring about changes to data protection legislation, solicitors await the outcome.
In recent reports, Judge Lord Justice Leveson suggested that the Data Protection Act should … Read more
A contract dispute solicitor with a head for heights is needed for a 63 storey problem.
The legal dispute centres around delays in construction of what may eventually be the … Read more
If you are entering into franchise agreements, a solicitor should be consulted before you sign any contract.
Even if you had extensive communication with a franchisor before receiving an … Read more
Have you considered estate planning, do you know if you are likely to pay Inheritance Tax on your death?
We are currently working on an estate where the deceased was very wealthy and the Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill is likely to exceed £2,000,000. This is a huge tax bill … Read more
Consulting a patent solicitor can help you protect your ideas from being copied when they are in the open market.
Getting advice regarding patents is advisable as early as possible. … Read more
If you are a UK entrepreneur, solicitors can help you protect your ideas and inventions in a number of ways.
Whether you believe necessity is the mother of invention … Read more
After irreparable damage to a company reputation, solicitors win compensation for a man who was wrongly accused of exporting arms illegally.
Almost twenty five years ago, it was alleged … Read more
Employment solicitors are not often in newspaper articles, but the high profile case of Dr Angela Hibbert has been front page news.
Reports suggest that Dr Hibbert was sacked after … Read more
Employment Solicitors in the UK will be waiting to see whether government reforms take effect.
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced that the Government proposes to lower the cap on … Read more
No, is the simple answer. But why not?
UK law tells you that having basic terms and conditions in place for your employees is compulsory. Get this wrong and your … Read more
Apple and HTC have had a history of suing each other for patent related issues in multiple jurisdictions across the world.
These disputes were settled over the weekend under a … Read more
This week, the High Court heard an appeal from the business behind “You View”, a relatively new telecoms brand. You View lost.
You View was appealing a refusal to allow … Read more
Research by Experian shows that North West businesses had to wait longer for payment of their invoices between July and September 2012 than they did in the previous quarter. The … Read more
Can Employers Take Disciplinary Action or Dismiss Because of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)?
The use of social media has revolutionised communication in the modern world, including the work place. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube are all used by companies to raise profiles and … Read more
Amid the complexities of an aerospace companies merger, solicitors warn of “golden shares” difficulties.
A proposed merger between aerospace companies BAE Systems and EADS has potentially come up against … Read more
Manchester commercial solicitors advised the Equitini group on the major acquisition of Peterevens.
Manchester commercial solicitors played a key role in advising the West Sussex based financial services and outsourcing … Read more
A Manchester business lawyer secured the premises licence for an unusual ‘pop-up’ shopping mall in East London.
Boxpark, is a new concept for shopping malls in the UK. The mall … Read more
Unfairly treated as an employee in the UK? An employment solicitor will be able to assess your case.
A recent tribunal heard that seven employees who worked for … Read more
Employers will be keen to obtain an immediate injunction from the High Court when they find out that a former employee is competing against their business, soliciting clients or poaching … Read more
Cadbury managed to register the infamous purple colour it uses on its products in 2004 and was one of the first companies in the UK to be able to register … Read more
The Court of Appeal decision in the case of Petrodel Resources Ltd v Prest & Others (reported here) has caused major ripples amongst the legal profession.
The background of … Read more
A commercial law solicitor‘s arbitration role is at the centre of a debate over religious discrimination.
This case centres around two businessmen who had signed a contract agreeing a … Read more
If you need to know how to protect a brand or need a dispute resolved, contact as passing off lawyer.
As businesses use a wider variety of communication methods … Read more
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that travellers can claim between up to £488 for flight delays of three hours or more. The courts originally decided this back … Read more
Commercial solicitor’s in Altrincham advise GE Capital Real Estate on a major premises expansion for Euro Car Parts.
GE Capital Real Estate has let a warehouse of over 140,000 square … Read more
Trade mark solicitors are seeing more cases of domain name disputes as more businesses use internet communication.
Recently published figures suggest that the number of disputes about domain names reached … Read more
The death of A-list celebrities provides an “opportunity” for his/her estate to continue to make money from the IP vesting in the celebrity brand that outlived the celebrity. This is … Read more
With assistance of acquisitions solicitors, the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford Quays has been bought by the Peel Group.
Acquisitions solicitors played a key advisory role in the Peel … Read more
Business lawyers in Manchester, advised JD Sports on their sale of Canterbury and purchase of One True Saxon.
JD, the sports retailer based in Bury has sold the Canterbury … Read more
We all know that we should make a Will to plan for when we are no longer around. But what about when we are still here?
If you are involved … Read more
Last week, the government announced changes to make it easier for an individual to make himself bankrupt by removing the court from the process. The decision to make a debtor … Read more
On the 1st of September 2012 the Government introduced new anti-squatting laws. Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act makes it an offence to … Read more
You may have read recently in the press about a dispute over the Will of the late Bernard Matthews, founder of a very successful turkey farming business who appeared in … Read more
Apple has famously been involved in a high profile legal action with Samsung over the design of its iPhone, and was recently awarded $1.05 billion in damages following a judgment … Read more
The former sports clothing giant, JJB Sports has finally gone into a pre-packaged administration.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has ‘cherry–picked’ 20 JJB stores, the brand and the website for £24m. … Read more
In the very recent case of Brit Inns Ltd and another v BDW Trading Ltd (No 2)  EWHC 2489 (TCC), the court gave clarity over the approach Judges should … Read more
If you own a property which you do not live in or which does not have a mortgage then you can be at increased risk of being a victim of property … Read more
Solicitors in Manchester have been described as the legal centre in the north west in the recently reported Legal 500.
Recently published reports describing the legal sector’s annual review suggest … Read more
Paul Hatton, Commercial Litigation solicitor comments “The number of disputes that go to trial reduces year on year. Litigation can be a costly and time consuming process and most litigants decide … Read more
Software is now one of the most valuable business assets available, and most businesses would find it impossible to function without it in this ever expanding digital world.
Our phones … Read more
- Budget and Plan. Consider all future outgoing costs on your new property including any service charges applicable to leasehold properties. Remember to consider that you will need to put money
In a dispute over copyright, solicitors are representing The Velvet Underground in their claim of an Andy Warhol image.
Solicitors can assist with all manner of copyright issues such … Read more
Twitter campaign suspect could be an ex-employee in breach of contract. Solicitors succeed in getting an injunction in the high court.
The recently reported case centres around an anonymous … Read more
Software is now one of the most valuable business assets available, and most businesses would find it impossible to function without it in this ever expanding digital world.
Our phones … Read more
From the 1 September 2012 squatting in a residential building is a criminal offence. The offence will also include anybody who began squatting before 1 September 2012 but that … Read more
This summer saw a referral of the case was UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp from the Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice in Germany) to the Court of Justice of … Read more
A woman recently accused of unlawfully receiving £22,000 in state benefits has claimed in court that she did not think she had to disclose a large inheritance from her late … Read more
For any employment contract, a solicitor can advise you about the clauses that you need in order to protect your business.
In a recent case, a standard confidentiality clause … Read more
Employment law solicitors may be advising local authorities all over the UK, after Sunderland City Council lost its appeal in a discrimination case.
Sunderland’s long dispute centres around the discrimination … Read more
A commercial contract solicitor can help you to create sound business contracts as well as resolving disputes.
A contract is intended to protect both parties if things do not turn … Read more
A dispute resolution lawyer can help you settle disagreements. By dealing with issues promptly and effectively, unnecessary conflict can be avoided.
Getting into a dispute can be an unpleasant experience … Read more
Over the last few months we have been commenting on the landmark battle between the smart phone giants, Apple and Samsung. Finally, Apple has triumphed!
The jury in California ruled … Read more
Consult a contracts lawyer and make sure that appropriate contracts are in place, to avoid major problems further down the line.
A North Yorkshire School has been awarded damages of … Read more
The recently reported case of Gow v Grant, has thrown into sharp contrast the differences between English and Scottish law on the breakdown of a cohabiting relationship.
The case … Read more
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have ruled on more domain name disputes than ever before in the past year.
These disputes centre around the ownership of website addresses purchased … Read more
The achievements of disabled people and the many difficulties they have to overcome have been highlighted by the inspiring stories of many of the Paralympians competing at London 2012. Whilst … Read more
Expert business lawyers from MLP Solicitors can advise on how best to protect your company’s confidential business information.
If yours is a highly competitive business environment a skilled lawyer can … Read more
Manchester based commercial solicitors aid in the Sterling Green acquisition of Terra Energy.
Commercial solicitors in Manchester have helped the Sterling Green Group to move into the gas and oil … Read more
GP practices must be registered with the CQC by 1 April 2013. Failure to register will result in GP practices losing their entitlement to provide NHS services and potentially face … Read more
Businesses enter into contracts on a regular basis. It is not always the case that the parties will sign an agreement but often a party (a seller for example) will … Read more
An Israeli academic is being aided by Manchester based employment solicitors in his fight against discrimination by the NHS.
Professor Moty Cristal has accused the Manchester NHS trust of discrimination, … Read more
At MLP we are constantly looking for ways in which we can help clients. Our family business and owner managed clients may be interested in the following report just published … Read more
You should seek advice from a MLP employment solicitors if you think you have been discriminated against or unfairly dismissed.
According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of … Read more
Q: My husband and I have always had a very close relationship with our 2 grandchildren who are aged 5 and 7, who used to stay with us once every … Read more