201709.28

Clothing Company Wins Right to Trade Mark Internet Blogger’s Pseudonym

Online bloggers can build up phenomenal followings that can be monetised through advertising and endorsements. In a guideline decision, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has considered the extent to which their names, or very often the pseudonyms under which they operate, can be protected by trade marks. The case concerned a young blogger who, going…

201709.27

Warm and Gentle Mother Loses Her Two Children to Adoption

Those ignorant of the realities of family justice are wont to assume that, if a child is taken into care, there must be some fault on the part of the parents. That point of view was given the lie by one case in which a warm and gentle mother was in no way to blame…

201709.27

GDPR – ICO Consults on Written Contracts

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level of security of network and information systems across the EU and giving individuals greater control over their own personal data. The GDPR will apply to all EU member states from…

Important Property Transaction? Have It Witnessed By A Lawyer!
201709.27

Important Property Transaction? Have It Witnessed By A Lawyer!

For most people, their homes are their single biggest asset and that is one reason why it is always wise to have an independent solicitor present to witness signatures on property transactions. In one case in which that did not happen, a middle aged man’s sudden death triggered a bitter property dispute between his son…

201709.26

This Is Why You Should Appoint a Solicitor as Executor of Your Will!

If ever there was a case that proved the wisdom of appointing a solicitor as executor of your will, it must be that of a war hero whose thoroughly dishonest son made no attempt to ensure that his wishes were honoured following his death. The decorated Second World War veteran had left the majority of…

Amateur Historical Research Is No Replacement for Legal Advice
201709.22

Amateur Historical Research Is No Replacement for Legal Advice

Many amateur historians enjoy pawing over old title deeds but, when it comes to discerning rights in respect of land, there is no replacement for professional advice. In one case, a homeowner carried out extensive research but was barking up the wrong tree when he claimed a right of way over his neighbour’s land. The…

201709.21

Manipulative Mother Blamed Innocent Boyfriend for Baby Girl’s Injuries

Witnesses in litigation – particularly in emotionally charged family cases – sadly do not always tell the truth. However, as one case concerning injuries suffered by a baby girl showed, judges are highly experienced in detecting lies told under oath. Social workers became involved after the girl, who was only a few months old, suffered…

201709.21

Buying a Houseboat? See A Lawyer First or Face That Sinking Feeling!

Buying a houseboat can be just as tricky as purchasing a house and, in both cases, legal advice is absolutely essential so that you can be sure you get what you pay for. In one case exactly on point, two couples paid almost £2 million for luxury houseboats before realising that they had no residential…

201709.19

Top rated lawyers by “Three Best Rated”

Two of our Solicitors, Vijaya Sumputh (Family Law) and Patricia Wollington (Dispute Resolution) have been selected by Three Best Rated as one of three top lawyers in their categories in Enfield. According to the ThreeBestRated website “Our employees handpick top 3 local businesses. We check business’s reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence using our…