Court of Protection judge hands down key ruling on joining P as party
A Court of Protection judge has handed down the latest major judgment on whether P must be joined as a party to proceedings in deprivation of liberty cases where they are in supported living or their home and so outside the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards regime.
Mr Justice Charles’ ruling comes after the President of the [...]
Insurance Act 2015 – A Guide for Insurers and Insured Parties – By Ruhi Sethi
The Insurance Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015 and comes into force in full on 12 August 2016 after a transitional period of 18 months.
The 2015 Act signifies the greatest statutory change to commercial insurance contract law for over one hundred years. The most notable changes relate to disclosure in [...]
Intellectual Property and the Footwear and Textile Industries – by Jane Lambert
According to the East Midlands Textile Association (“Emtex”) the East Midlands has the highest concentration of clothing and textile companies in the UK. Nottingham lace, Leicester knitwear, Northampton shoes have an enormous international reputation founded on branding, craftsmanship and design.
These intellectual assets that are protected by registered trade marks, registered designs and other [...]