IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE KERRY QUINN Q&A THEN IT'S HERE (sorry editor's mistake in the email)
This week on another of my blogs (Foundation2011) questioned when a bonus becomes a bribe, using the example of the Stephen Hester and RMT members looking for more money to work over the Olympics.
The point I was…Read More
Added by alphaone on January 31, 2012 — Defero Law
Guy Hewetson writes that chambers need to target overseas markets and base themselves in the fast-growing jurisdictions both to capitalise on new opportunities and to hedge against a domestic downturn.
For over a decade the English Bar has been going through a revolution of change. It is the last bastion of the professional services sector to deregulate and with the imminent implementation of the Legal Services Act 2007 there will be greater changes than have ever…Read More
Added by Guy Hewetson on January 30, 2012 — Defero Law
While the U.S. has no formal Thai sanctions program (and we love their food and beautiful vacation spots), U.S. businesses may want to take a few extra precautions when dealing with the Thai government these days. Nalinee Taveesin, formerly Thailand’s trade representative and currently a “Cabinet Member in Thailand’s Prime Minister’s office” is now one of The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN). For those of you…Read More
Added by Doreen Edelman on January 27, 2012 — Defero Law
You may think that process servers offering their services on a ‘No Serve No Fee’ basis is a good thing. It takes the risk out of instructing them and incentivises performance. Think again. The reality is by instructing them, you’re doing the opposite.
There are at least two recent high value cases which went to court where the Defendant stated that they had not been served with the process. In both cases, the process…Read More
On Monday 23 January 2012, a High Court Judge in London ordered INTERNET giant Google Inc. to disclose to a UK…Read More
Added by Yair Cohen on January 27, 2012 — Defero Law
High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase 1 is a planned high speed railway between London and the Midlands. The project is being developed by High Speed Two Ltd. The link will eventually cut travelling times from London to Birmingham by up to 30 minutes, however many people are concerned that prices of properties up and down the line will be greatly affected. There is a further worry about noise caused due to the construction of the line and…Read More
Added by Jo Milne on January 26, 2012 — Defero Law
Are changes to retirement law going to blow up in our faces?
This week, the Supreme Court has convened to hear the landmark case of Leslie Seldon, who took his firm Clarkson, Wright and Jakes to an Employment Tribunal for unlawful age discrimination when he was retired from the partnership at the age of 65.
Whether or not the judgment will uphold the Court of Appeal’s rejection of his claim, the case has already exposed the increased…Read More
Added by Professionals in Law on January 26, 2012 — Defero Law
This week personal injury claims firm Silverbeck Rymer was bought by AIM-listed Quindell Portfolio for an initial outlay of £10.25m. The move is one of the first of its type where an insurance company increases its service range by including PI within it by taking advantage of the new…Read More
Added by Kerry Quinn on January 25, 2012 — Defero Law
Researchers who surveyed more than 2,000 adults found that having an affair, drink driving, underage sex and lying are more acceptable today than they were in the year 2000.
Those who took part in the survey were asked to what extent a series of 10 activities were justified. Their answers were then converted into an…Read More
Added by Chris Aubeeluck on January 25, 2012 — Defero Law
In 2009 20 per cent of behaviour petitions contained the word 'facebook' in them however in December 2011 this number significantly increased to 33 per cent.
Lisa Pepper, Partner and divorce solicitor at Osbornes comments:
"Social networking sites make it easy to connect with old friends and make…Read More
Added by Chris Aubeeluck on January 25, 2012 — Defero Law
A personal Injury specialist with Lanyon Bowdler; Karen Clarke looks at the subject of dangerous dogs which is featuring heavily in the news at the moment, she identifies that there is a continuing problem of dangerous and illegal dogs in the West Midlands.
Karen says; "Although the majority of dog owners are responsible and care for their animals,…
Added by Lanyon Bowdler on January 24, 2012 — Defero Law
Added by Doreen Edelman on January 23, 2012 — Defero Law
The big news in the legal marketing sector this week has undoubtedly been the announcement that legal network Quality Solicitors is to spend £15m on a new series of television adverts. The company has appointed Team Saatchi and Mediacom to launch what it believes to be “the largest ever…Read More
The simple answer to the question ‘is it is possible to remove defamatory content from Google search results’ is that, yes, it is possible and here is how to do it.
You do need to bear in mind however the recent data which was published by Google and which shows the type of requests to remove web content that Google is likely to accept.
And although the data shows that there had only been a handful of cases where Google agreed to remove web content from Google…
Added by Yair Cohen on January 20, 2012 — Defero Law
I bet most of you were thinking, ‘who is this !@#$%^&’ before you even clicked on the link. Okay, I admit, I am trying to put into practice some of @hubspot ‘s great ideas on how to improve one's CTR (click through rate).
Anyway, now that I have your attention, let me be clear; the headliner is not there for any pejorative reason; quite the opposite. Rather, I am alluding to the popular suggestion that cockroaches will "inherit the earth" if mankind decides to obliterate itself in…Read More
Added by Gary Yantin on January 16, 2012 — Defero Law
Whether you’re a corporate law firm or a high street solicitor, email marketing is likely to be something you’ll have at least tried at one time or another. Of course, there are many things you can do with your database and a well-devised campaign can really pay dividends in terms of client retention and…Read More
Added by Kerry Quinn on January 16, 2012 — Defero Law
This week has seen the announcement of a major profit-dip for Tesco and consequently their share price fell by 16% with a knock-on effect for both Waitrose and Morrison’s. As we all gear up to the introduction of ABS – commonly called Tesco Law despite no commitment thus far from the retail giant – what effect, if…Read More
Added by Kerry Quinn on January 13, 2012 — Defero Law
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Added by Andrew Neligan on January 13, 2012 — Defero Law
In recent weeks I have spoken to women who are not sure if their implants are PIP or another brand.
If the original clinic has closed down then I would recommend those concerned to go to their GP and ask for a scan.
This will enable…Read More
Added by Ralli on January 13, 2012 — Defero Law