An Exception to Swallow The Hague Convention Return Rule?

The 1980 Hague Convention Treaty regarding the Civil Aspects of International Parental Abduction (“Hague Convention”) is currently being threatened in the Unites States under a proposed new amendment to the United States’ version of the Hague Convention, which proposal would stop numerous returns of abducted children to their countries of habitual residence. Any proposed new… Read More

Tips for Effective Drafting and Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants

The speed of business in the 21st Century has undoubtedly placed tremendous burdens upon employers seeking to enforce restrictive covenants in the modern business world.   In today’s fast-paced and high-tech society, trade secrets can be lost with the click of an iPhone camera and customer information can be mined from protected databases and stolen through… Read More

New Legislation: A Look at the Immigration Act 2016

In 2014 the Government introduced an Immigration Bill that promised to create a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal workers and for those who facilitated them settling in the UK. In 2016 this has been delivered. While there can be no doubt that the Government has taken dramatic steps in introducing legislation that is already having a… Read More

Implications of the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law

Introductory Comments The purpose of this document is to chart the possible implications of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law. It is at this early stage, of course, of paramount importance to recognise that much of this evaluation is made against a backdrop of uncertainty: the terms, time-scale,… Read More

Law Society practice note gives law firms more impetus to use electronic signature platforms

In the haze of the Brexit referendum, you can be forgiven if the new EU Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services in the Internal Market (EU No 910/2014) (eIDAS Regulation) passed you by. This important new law came into force on 1 July and establishes a new regulatory framework for “trust services” including electronic… Read More

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    CPA Global enhanced FoundationIP® makes for smarter IP portfolio management CPA Global today launches a major release of FoundationIP®, its Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that enables law firms and corporations to drive better decision making and impro
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    Fletchers Solicitors has appointed Alexandra Hatchman as a non-executive director to its board. Alexandra has over 10 years’ experience as a senior executive, specialising in running and transforming large retail operations. For the past two years, Alexandra has been head of stores transformation for Coles Supermarkets, a leading Australia
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    London, England: 4th October 2016: 13.00 hrs BST - Nuvias Group, the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, today announced the acquisition of SIPHON Networks, a leading unified communications (UC) solutions and technology integrator for the channel. The deal will see Nuvias making a significant investment in SIPHON to accelerate the integrator’s
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  • Professional hiring remains resilient post-Brexit
    26 September 2016 - Permanent vacancies show 0.3% growth year-on-year - Contract vacancies dip by 2% - Contract vacancies within financial services jump 16% - Engineering vacancies fall by 8% - Average salaries rise by 1% Professional recruitment firms reported that vacancy numbers remained stable in August with vacancies up by 0.3% year-on-year according to new survey data from
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    A SYETEMS developer has been recognised in the One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards, which recognises exemplary employees across a number of different categories and sectors. Sev Manassian, a Systems Developer at Southport’s Fletchers Solicitors, was nominated by colleague Dan Taylor for proving himself to be an outstanding asset to the business who o
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  • Quiptel Plans to Deliver Significant Scale, Scope and Reach in the Burgeoning OTT Market through Falcon Acquisitions
    Quiptel Hong Kong Limited, the video streaming technology company, is pleased to announce it has agreed terms to be acquired by Falcon Acquisitions Plc (LSE: FAL), the LSE listed investment company which is strategically focused on the over-the-top (“OTT”) market. Sandip Sarda, Chief Executive Officer of
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    7 September 2016 Nuvias acquires value-added distribution business in Dubai London, UK: 7/9/16: 8.00 hrs BST - Specialist EMEA distributor, the Nuvias Group, announces it has added a fourth region, MEA, to its regional EMEA structure. The other three Nuvias Group regions are Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Nuvias has acquired SCD, a distributor operating out of Dubai. The new offic
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  • Kemp Little LLP announces Mark Lewis as partner hire
    Kemp Little announces the appointment of Mark Lewis as a partner in its IP & Technology Disputes Group. Mark’s appointment boosts the firm’s dispute resolution capability following the appointment of technology disputes specialist partner Vicky Cooper in December 2015. The 11 strong team works closely with the firm’s market-leading commercial technology group. Mark specialises in o
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  • Appsbuyout snaps up True Contact Caller ID App
    - Acquisition marks successful exit for developer of Android mobile app with 3.5 million installs Vienna, 30th August 2016 -  Appsbuyout (, the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired leading caller ID and spam block Android mobile app Read More
  • Professional hiring stable post-Brexit
    30 August 2016 - Permanent vacancies show 0.2% growth year-on-year - Contract vacancies dip by 2% - Contract vacancies within financial services jump 21% - Engineering vacancies fall by 9% - Average salaries dip by 0.8% Professional recruitment firms reported that vacancy numbers remained stable in the month following the EU Referendum with 0.2% year-on-year growth in July 2016 a
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  • BullGuard acquires “Security of Things” Pioneer Dojo Labs
    Combination Creates Game-Changing Consumer Cyber-Security Platform London, 16th August 2016: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, today announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is del
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  • Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Distinguished London-based JCA Group
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