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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Give that back, it’s mine!

In this modern era where technology and branding are at the heart of every business it has become ever more apparent how crucial intellectual property is. From your brand name to underlying source code, ensuring that your business has the ability to enforce its intellectual property rights (“IPR”), use them freely and even commercialise them is of upmost importance. 

The default position is that when an employee creates IPR in the normal course of their employment the employer will be the owner of the IPR.  However, this is not always straightforward

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GMP equalisation – the time is now

Sarah Phillips

As you may have seen, the High Court has ruled that pension schemes must equalise for the effect of unequal Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs). While this decision did not come as a surprise (we have all known of the need to deal with the unequal application of GMPs for some time), it will have significant implications for most defined benefit pension schemes. Thankfully, the decision is helpful because it provides some guidance on how schemes should go about equalising GMPs, which has always been the issue.

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Corporate Governance Principles For Large Private Companies

Gary Gray

The UK’s corporate governance framework provides a series of codes by which companies can adopt and implement effective measures of control.  The strongest of such corporate governance and reporting requirements apply to publicly listed companies. 

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