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Stacking the Deck -Again! Clinical Negligence Litigation Cost.

Back in the early part of 2016 I looked at how changes to the costs rules since April 2013 had benefitted Defendants at the expense of Claimants. I pointed out that many had commented that successive governments had been increasingly pro-Defendant in their reforms. The announcement earlier in 2016 by the then Health Minister, Ben…
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The Italian benefit corporation: to profit and …. beyond!

Benefit corporations are for-profit companies that – in addition to maximize shareholder’s value and profits – undertake to expand their purpose to explicitly include the creation of public benefit and the commitment to carry out their activities in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way, in favour of persons, communities and environment. They are being introduced…
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Lee v. Tam and the Registrability of Disparaging Marks

Can a band register their name, “The Slants,” as a mark? Is that name disparaging to Asian-Americans and so barred from registration under the Lanham Act, 15 USC 1052(a)? Can the football team that plays in Washington maintain its registrations for its “Redskins” marks? During the oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court on January…
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Are personal injury lawyers ‘more sinned against than sinning’?

Jonathan Wheeler looks at the barrage of reforms facing the personal injury sector in England & Wales Personal injury lawyers in the UK have a bad press. If you believe all you read, you would be forgiven for thinking that the courts are awash with fraudulent claims, and so-called fat cat solicitors are preying on…
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UK National minimum wage changes

Minimum wage changes have traditionally always taken place in October.  However, the introduction of the national living wage in April 2016 gave us a new date in the diary to keep an eye on. Introduced at £7.20 per hour as essentially another band of minimum wage, the national living wage has now been in force…
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