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3D printing has seen a lot of airtime during the Coronavirus crisis. It is also rapidly developing. These features make intellectual property highly relevant, both as a business opportunity and a potential risk.
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:20:14 GMT+00:00
It is with huge sadness that Mills & Reeve has announced the tragic death of Stuart Knowles.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:22:03 GMT+00:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is advancing at a rapid pace. However, as the AI available to be used grows more powerful, it becomes ever more important to consider the ethical and legal issues involved.
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:04:31 GMT+00:00
According to the Department for Education’s most recent Survey of Childcare and Early Year Providers, in the spring of 2019 there were an estimated 72,000 early years providers offering 1.7m Ofsted registered childcare places in England. However, you can count the number of groups with 50+ settings using your own fingers.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:58:26 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has advised Urban&Civic on a pioneering partnership deal to develop a £1.2 billion new homes project at Manydown in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Christine de Ferrars Green
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:57:07 GMT+00:00
Bitesize webinars aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers or others working within the insurance sector
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:32:51 GMT+00:00
Bitesize webinars aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers or others working within the insurance sector
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:19:32 GMT+00:00
A bitesize webinar aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers or others working within the insurance sector
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:04:45 GMT+00:00
Recent amendments to the guidance for shielded employees in England illustrate the continued importance of flexibility on the part of employers and their workforce during the next phase of the pandemic.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:16:28 GMT+00:00
Businesses have been operating under varying lockdown conditions for almost 6 months now, and in August we have seen a change in rhetoric from the UK Government. In short: ‘get back to work’. That is easy to say, but far more difficult to do and confidence is critical, both around safety and also that there will be no sudden policy change.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:47:33 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has signed up to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK.
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:58:20 GMT+00:00
Law firm will relocate to Manchester’s “most intriguing new neighbourhood” in February 2021.
Fri, 7 Aug 2020 15:05:53 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has advised the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on a major procurement project which has led to the appointment of telent Technology Services to build and maintain a modern and resilient fibre-based radio network under a 10 year £170m+ contract.
Fri, 7 Aug 2020 10:16:56 GMT+00:00
This series of webinars explores the impact of coronavirus as we begin to prepare for a return to work, combining our experience as a business and the legal and regulatory implications.
Thu, 6 Aug 2020 13:56:57 GMT+00:00
Our rating team support client in £2m appeal for Great Bear Distribution.
Thu, 6 Aug 2020 08:44:34 GMT+00:00
A fine imposed on a company in criminal proceedings was a debt provable in the winding-up or administration of that company where it was triggered by criminal offences committed prior to the entry into liquidation. That was so even if the fine was imposed after the onset of insolvent liquidation.
Thu, 6 Aug 2020 08:17:02 GMT+00:00
The liquidators of a company (the “Company”) applied pursuant to section 236(3) of the Insolvency Act 1986 for orders requiring the respondents (Italian companies) to produce documents and give an account of their dealings with the Company.
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:32:13 GMT+00:00
The First Respondent had operated as an insolvency office holder from Triap Limited (“the Company”). The Second Respondent had acted as a consultant, also taking appointments.
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:30:17 GMT+00:00
The Claimants, sought to restore 31 companies (Companies) to the Register and sought to be appointed as liquidators over the Companies. They failed to establish that they had locus to bring the claim for the restoration of the Companies, causing ICC Judge Barber to propose dismissal of the claim.
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:28:19 GMT+00:00
The Supreme Court has settled once and for all – in the liquidator’s favour - whether a company in liquidation can ever use adjudication to resolve construction disputes.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:25:32 GMT+00:00
The Company provided treasury and management functions for its group, involved in the exploration and mining of minerals in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Administrators had been appointed in 2017.
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:22:50 GMT+00:00
In September 2019 we reported on the first instance decision in this case, which has been overturned on appeal.
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:12:22 GMT+00:00
The courts clarify the provisions of the new CIGA legislation before it came into force
Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:05:52 GMT+00:00
The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the forefront many of the obvious risks that employers and their employees currently face. This includes the provision of suitable PPE and protocols for ensuring social distancing within the workplace. There are less obvious risks which may not yet have manifested such as work related stress, depression or anxiety that employers need to keep in mind.
Tue, 4 Aug 2020 14:06:44 GMT+00:00
Significant changes to the Scheme to make it more flexible took effect on 1 July. From 1 August, employers have started contributing to furloughed employees’ wages costs. The Scheme closes on 31 October.
Mon, 3 Aug 2020 17:08:51 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve’s life sciences team has acted for F-star Therapeutics on all UK aspects of its reverse merger with NASDAQ-listed Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals.
Mon, 3 Aug 2020 14:56:02 GMT+00:00
Please join us for our next In-house in Focus webinar on Tuesday 18 August.
Mon, 3 Aug 2020 08:40:38 GMT+00:00
The government has announced it is introducing temporary legislation in England and Wales allowing video-conferencing technology to be used for witnessing wills during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article considers the background to the announcement, and its implications for those making a will.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:08:45 GMT+00:00
3D printing has seen a lot of airtime during the COVID-19 crisis. It is also rapidly developing. These features also make intellectual property highly relevant, both as a business opportunity and a potential risk.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:31:53 GMT+00:00
The Virtual Talking IP series will give you access to video content, articles and updates on IP, brands, trade marks, copyright, design and patents.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:12:31 GMT+00:00
Experian’s survey has once again placed Mills & Reeve 3rd in the list of the UK’s most active corporate legal advisers, based on the number of deals completed so far in 2020. Despite the challenges, this period has seen us advise our clients on a wide range of corporate deals and adapt to new ways of working. We bring you a roundup of these deals showcasing clients across a range of business sectors.
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:42:16 GMT+00:00
Kingston University halls of residence at Seething Wells and Kingston Hill multi-million pound refurbishment gets under way.
Jens Henniker Heaton
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:41:52 GMT+00:00
We commented previously on the EU’s Online Intermediation Services Regulation, also called the Platform to Business (P2B) Regulation. This took effect across the EU on 12 July 2020 and may be relevant to your business if you advertise through online platforms, or if you offer online promotional services to other businesses which allows those businesses to offer goods or services to consumers, irrespective of where those transactions are ultimately concluded.
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:43:16 GMT+00:00
We expect to see the UK Medicines and Medical Devices Bill becoming law later this year without major changes. This will have a profound impact on how the life sciences industry is regulated in the UK, and if the Government achieves its objectives, will offer a new model able to combine enhanced patient safety with support for rapid innovation.
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:11:01 GMT+00:00
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a fall in income for many companies that rely on trading, including the trading subsidiaries of many charities. This has in turn caused a number of charities to consider whether they can provide financial support to their trading subsidiaries to address their (it is to be hoped) short term financial concerns.
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:12:39 GMT+00:00
Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has enjoyed a solid year of growth with turnover rising to £114.1 million – an increase of 2.9% on last year.
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:53:56 GMT+00:00
Boris Johnson’s most recent coronavirus announcement marks a subtle but significant shift in the Government’s guidance for employers about managing their workforce during the pandemic.
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:06:41 GMT+00:00
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has offered a detailed and thoughtful explanation of why participation in British Cycling’s elite athlete programme did not confer employer or worker status on Jessica Varnish.
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:23:51 GMT+00:00
In the aftermath of World War I and whilst Spanish flu was creating unprecedented havoc and turmoil around the world, a group of entrepreneurs met in Atlantic City in 1919 forging themselves with a mission to create an organisation which would represent business in global trade. Calling themselves the “merchants of peace”, those entrepreneurs founded the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:37:37 GMT+00:00
There has been a lot of noise about the recent High Court case of Hart & Hart v Large and, in particular about the Court’s assessment of loss. But it is not a fundamental change in the way the Courts assess damages in negligence claims against surveyors, instead it is a useful reminder of several important aspects of a surveyor’s duty – particularly in relation to newly constructed/reconstructed properties.
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:41:37 GMT+00:00
Mr W and Miss G v X Solicitors
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:27:20 GMT+00:00
Jayne Hussey discusses the future of supply chains in the first of a series of articles with particular focus around the coronavirus impact and potential opportunities.
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:38:56 GMT+00:00
In this 30 minute webinar Virginia Hickley and Claire Roake provide a round-up of the PI market for financial professions to give context to the squeeze on the availability of cover for those advising on pensions.
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:11:19 GMT+00:00
Legislation to assist companies with holding their AGMs during the coronavirus pandemic, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill has received royal assent, and is now the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, with almost all its provisions commencing on 26 June 2020.
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:21:13 GMT+00:00
With many people working from home and offices empty, concerns are coming up over the service of contractual notices by post or courier. These might be everyday notices or something more substantial, such as notice of a material breach, termination, force majeure suspension, change of control notices etc. Many notice clauses allow for a range of different options, but are these appropriate in the current circumstances? With the possibility of further lockdowns, possibly at short notice, organisations need to be prepared to respond appropriately.
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:45:26 GMT+00:00
The demise of the Privacy Shield is causing widespread aftershocks for international personal data transfers to the US…and elsewhere! At the end of last week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) provided the ‘Schrems II’ judgment. It is something which is already causing widespread shudders - not only for those involved in transferring personal data to the US, but also to those allowing personal data to be accessed in other countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – whether this arises from international group company use, or even non-international organisations which are using service providers (such as Cloud Service Providers for IT or data services) in non-EEA countries.
Jagvinder Singh Kang
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:10:27 GMT+00:00
The Government’s temporary “SDLT holiday” decreases the SDLT cost when you buy a residential property in England and Northern Ireland in the period from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021. However, buying a second residential property (other than in some cases where it is a replacement for your home) is still subject to a 3% surcharge on the whole purchase price, and the change doesn’t affect company buyers subject to the special 15% flat rate of SDLT.
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:06:40 GMT+00:00
The Government has published further post-Brexit details of the new immigration system which replaces EU freedom of movement from the start of 2021
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:15:31 GMT+00:00
It has been another fantastic year for the private wealth team in this year’s Chambers High Net Worth directory.
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:25:33 GMT+00:00
This measure is relevant if your company paid corporation tax before lockdown, but now expects to carry back coronavirus related losses to reduce the tax that should have been due.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:58:04 GMT+00:00