New Coronavirus Regulations Create £1000 plus fine for employers knowingly allowing self isolating employees to attend work

Warning to Employers re Coronavirus and Self Isolation ⚠️ 🚨  It is now an offence for an employer knowingly to allow a worker who should be self isolating to attend the place of work during the isolation period. The latest …

Business Interruption Insurance – Are you covered? High Court FCA Test Case gives hope to SMEs

On 15 September 2020, the High Court handed down judgment in the test case brought by the FCA seeking legal clarity on the meaning and effect of certain non-damage business interruption (BI) insurance policy wordings. The court found that, properly …

Messi wins right to trademark his name after nine-year legal battle

No likelihood of confusion between footballer’s “Messi” figurative mark and earlier MASSI mark The European Court of Justice has published a press release summarising its decision in EUIPO v Messi Cuccittini (Joined cases C‑449/18 P et C‑474/18 P) EU:C:2020:722 (17 …

Challenging an Inheritance – what happens if you’ve been cut out of a Will.

Challenging an Inheritance What is challenging a Will about? As a will dispute solicitor I’m frequently asked about what to do if one has been excluded or left significantly less than what might be reasonably expected (for example if a …