We regularly produce legal briefings, newsletters, practice leaflets, books and brochures on a wide range of topics.

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Clergy Discipline: Introducing The New Regime

The purpose of this paper is to explain the new arrangements for clergy discipline.

(Publication Date: Tue 09 Jun 2009)

Minor Variations. A Waste of Time?

Readers of our previous Briefings will be aware that we have opposed the Government's proposals to introduce a new minor variation procedure into the Licensing Act 2003 ("the 2003 Act"). In our January Briefing, we questioned the sense of the Government's proposals to introduce a new minor variation procedure, one that relied on a licensing officer to determine whether the proposed changes could impact on the licensing objectives. We suggested that the cost, delay and uncertainty of the proposed procedure would put licence holders off and most would go straight to the full, but more expensive variation process.

(Publication Date: Mon 06 Apr 2009)

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a key consideration in many commercial dealings although it often gets overlooked. Intellectual property also usually constitutes one of the key assets of a business contributing to the goodwill and value of it. Conversely, incorrect or unauthorised use of another’s intellectual property can constitute a major liability. Successful organisations therefore need to be aware of their ability to protect, exploit, manage and enforce intellectual property rights in order to stay ahead of their rivals in an increasingly competitive market.

(Publication Date: Wed 18 Feb 2009)

The Freedom of Information Act

Information law has assumed a prominent place in the modern legal landscape. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) in particular has established a new culture of transparency and openness in public authorities. Whilst public authorities have been forced to address their information management procedures in order to comply with the requirements under the FOIA, the shift in culture in the public authority arena means that both the public and private sector are entitled to benefit from the introduction of a “right to know”. Since information law is regarded as a rapidly and constantly developing area of law, our commercial team understands the importance of ensuring that you are kept informed of any updates or developments in this area and specifically how any changes will affect your operation.

(Publication Date: Wed 18 Feb 2009)

A New Year. More Changes to the Licensing Laws. Minor Variations Mandatory Conditions, Selling Alcohol to Children and Lap Dancing

Variations The current law The Licensing Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) allows a premises licence holder to apply to a licensing authority to vary a premises licence. This application may be to change licence conditions to reflect proposed alterations to the premises, or to change the licensable activities (sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment or late night refreshment) or the hours during which such activities are permitted.

(Publication Date: Mon 26 Jan 2009)

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