Monthly Archives: June 2023

Currys offers paid leave to employees undergoing gender affirming care.

Reports of the new policy refer to ‘gender reassignment’ which adopts the language of the Equality Act 2010, which now is somewhat outdated. Transgender and non-binary people tend to refer to their gender identity as being ‘affirmed’ and not ‘reassigned’ …

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Collyer Bristow promotes two to Partner in latest promotion round

Collyer Bristow has announced the promotion of Charles Avens and Charlie Fowler to Partner, both in the firm’s Private Wealth department. Charles joined the firm last year as Head of Immigration and will continue in this capacity as a Partner. …

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Manufacturing, printing technology and intellectual property rights

Can a manufacturer use technical functionality to ensure that end users can only employ those accessories or consumables that it has manufactured or approved, or can that be challenged in law? This question has been debated for over 35 years …

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Immigrant using former UK Tier 1 Investor Visa refused leave to remain application

An immigrant named Ms Wang applied for a leave to remain in the UK under the former Tier 1 Investor Visa program. To qualify, she needed to invest a minimum of £750,000 in a British company using capital borrowed from …

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Can I prove my sister’s financial abuse?

The FT reader suspects their sister of financially abusing their father, who has dementia. The sister obtained a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and has been going on expensive holidays while showing no effort to arrange care for their father. …

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Getting your ducks in a row (Part 2)

Senior Associate Aidan Grant is back with Ollie Cutting of Maseco Wealth Management to continue their discussion on the financial steps that UK-bound Americans should consider before arriving in the UK. Run time: 22 minutes

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Advising public figures on their social media copyrights

We advised two well-known public figures on copyright relating to their social media photographs, which were reproduced without permission by major news groups.

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Advising a US gaming corporation on gaming licences

We advised a US gaming corporation on establishing a UK business and obtaining the necessary gaming licenses from the Gambling Commission.

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Negotiation for an AI software development agreement

We prepared and negotiated a complex software development agreement between a disruptor developing an AI-powered platform aiming to provide predictions on financial and cryptoasset markets for use by traders, and advised on related intellectual property issues.

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Dispute over a distribution agreement termination

Acting for an English distributor of perfumes in Italy in a €10m dispute relating to the termination of the distribution agreement.

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