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Consumer Rights Act 2015

  • October 30, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  30-day refund becomes law and includes digital purchases The Consumer Rights Act, which has been labelled the biggest shake-up in consumer rights law in a generation, came into force on 1st October 2015. The Act consolidates key consumer legislation…

The Perils of the Litigant in Person

  • October 27, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  Michael McDonnell of Cohen Cramer Solicitors looks at the perils that await those who chose to represent themselves in court. Recent cuts in the level of funding for legal aid and assistance has, not surprisingly, resulted in many people…

VW scandal update: 08/10/2015

  What is the VW emissions scandal? Full details of how the software operated are sketchy, but it caused discrepancies in the values for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during tests. One of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest…

Transferring property as a gift – are you sure????

  • October 7, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  Nicola White of Cohen Cramer Solicitors looks at the pitfalls of being generous without being clever. As a legal practice with recognised expertise in such matters we are regularly contacted by people considering transferring property to their children.  Their…

Fighting back against the keyboard crank with a digital axe to grind.

  • October 1, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  If your business is being damaged by lies and rumours from an anonymous source you can fight back. Hannah Bennett of Cohen Cramer Solicitors looks at how a recent case gives business redress against an anonymous poster. The High…

Zero hours contracts – New law to stop abuse: a bark with no bite?

  • July 20, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  The following article was provided by Roger Quickfall (barrister) of Parklane Plowden Chambers, Leeds. There can be few areas of employment law that have received as much public attention in recent years as so-called ‘zero hours contracts’.  The term…

May the force be with you…as long as you hold the copyright

  • July 13, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  There has been a recent case in the news where a small online company that sold fancy dress costumes were sued by Disney for the use of a Disney brand name. The company were using ‘starwars.co.uk’ as the domain…

Lasting Powers of Attorney for your business

  • June 17, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  Have you stopped to consider what would happen if you were not around or unable to deal with the day to day running of your business? When you put a lot into setting up, establishing and then growing your…

5 reasons why you need to make a will.

  • June 16, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  The number of people who don’t have a will is staggering. The most common reason I have heard from those who run the risk of dying intestate is that they haven’t got round it or don’t have the time….

Get your facts right.

  • May 6, 2015
  • Mike Massen
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  In June of last year, The Mirror had printed that a Coronation Street star was dead, which they had to quickly retract, as he was not. Last month the Inquisitir website stated Malik Yoba had been dropped from Empire,…

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