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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

The dangers of sharing what a little birdie told you: Bercow liable of defamation

The ruling on a tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine caught my eye on Friday.

Bercow’s tweet appeared in November last year, two days after a Newsnight report.  Newsnight did not name Lord McAlpine, but the programme prompted a guessing game on Twitter which resulted in him being falsely accused of child sexual abuse at Bryn Estyn children's home in the 1970s/80s.

The tweet under review was "Why is Lord McAlpine trending?

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Burness admin

Some Points Worth Noting About The Patent Box...

It’s not often that the topics of taxation and patents make for very interesting reading, especially in the same sentence! However, the UK Government’s decision to introduce a reduced corporation tax rate to 10% for patent related income is certainly generating a lot of press interest. It’s of even more interest north of the border with GlaxoSmithKline attributing their decision to expand operations in Irvine and Montrose due to the lower tax rate and the fact that Aberdeen has been attributed as being one of the most innovative cities in the UK.

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LChalmers

Turning Badwill Into Goodwill - Can Recalls Ever Be Presented In A Positive Light?

Yet again, Toyota is faced with the recall of millions of its cars, this time as a result of a defect in passenger airbags.  Toyota, along with three other top Japanese carmakers - Honda, Nissan and Mazda - is set to recall a total of 1.73 million cars due to the problem.  The other three companies are set to recall a total of 1.65 million cars for the same problem. 

Toyota has been plagued by recalls in recent years.  In 2010 Toyota faced serious problems when it issued a series of recalls including 5.6 million vehicles in the United States due to sudden a

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LChalmers