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Welcome to our July Ewire

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We examine the impact of Brexit on the residential property market and consider major imminent changes to copyright law.

We close with our Client Showcase, ‘Connecting the DOTS’, which looks at how an enterprising and ethical business is mining Africa’s natural resources in order to be able to return them with interest.

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In this edition, we provide an overview of the pros and cons of ‘no-fault divorce’ proposals and include coverage of a high eight-figure divorce settlement case on which our own Head of Family, Stala Charalambous, was asked to provide a comment.


We also issue a warning for classic car enthusiasts about bumps in the road when buying, selling and commissioning restoration of vehicles, and review a complicated employment settlement award taxation case.
 

Brexit: What every property buyer and seller needs to know

Following the EU Referendum vote, there has been a barrage of opinions on how the UK property market will be, and is being, affected. Silverman Sherliker’s Residential Property partner Dee Aylward provides her insight.

 

Copyright law dangers and opportunities as some designs return to protection on 28 July 2016

On 28 July 2016 some artistic works come back into protection under copyright law as a result of the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. As a result of this change, some businesses, organisations and individuals may need to make changes to their product ranges.

Silverman Sherliker’s Director of Trade Marks Nigel Parnell explains how this may lead to unintended infringements and also licensing opportunities.

 

All that glistens is not gold

Some cautionary advice from Jonathan Silverman and Robert Clark on buying and selling classic cars……

 

Silverman Sherliker LLP wins notable victory in Construction Act adjudication

Adjudications under the Construction Act are peculiar fish.

As anyone in the industry knows, adjudication is a particular form of dispute resolution intended to provide a swift and inexpensive resolution to contentious construction contract matters.

 

Dying to Work

Nicholas Lakeland, partner and Head of the Employment and Pensions Team at Silverman Sherliker LLP, considers the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign and outlines the issues raised for employers when an employee is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

 

Silverman Sherliker hosts Brexit evening for Connaught Executive

Silverman Sherliker hosted an evening of lively and interesting debate on the practicalities of interpreting employment law, and other legislation, once Brexit takes effect.

 

No Fault Divorce

Trainee Solicitor Dan Walter contemplates current ‘no fault divorce’ proposals and how they might affect couples in difficult relationships, if implemented....

 

Record divorce settlement raises race and gender questions

A former international model is set to receive a divorce settlement from her former husband that dwarfs almost every other pay-out ever made.

 

Connecting the DOTS: how one new skincare brand is turning to crowdfunding

Silverman Sherliker’s client Daughter of the Soil (DOTS) offers ‘a contemporary skincare range with its roots firmly in Africa’.

 

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Is there any particular topic or area of law (business, private client or family matters) that you would like to see us focus on in a future edition of Ewire?

Please contact the Editor, Robert MacGinn, with your requests and suggestions on: rm@silvermansherliker.co.uk.

 
 

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