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Enterprise fund helps 105,000 new businesses get started

Enterprise fund helps 105,000 new businesses get started

More than 105,000 businesses have now been set up with the help of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), a fund for budding entrepreneurs with an idea for a new company. Under the scheme, successful applicants get access to a business mentor, financial support for up to 6 months and may be able to apply for […]

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Cancer sufferer awarded £47,000 in discrimination case

Cancer sufferer awarded £47,000 in discrimination case

A woman who claimed she was subjected to discrimination and harassment while undergoing treatment for cancer has been awarded more than £47,700 compensation. Eimear Coughlan worked for the Hideaways Club (UK) Ltd, a property investment firm based in London. She was the office manager and personal assistant to the chief executive, Poonam Dhawan-Leach. Problems arose […]

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Homeowner wins right of way dispute over meter readings

Homeowner wins right of way dispute over meter readings

A homeowner has won the right to walk over her neighbour’s land to inspect her gas and electricity meters and maintain her property. The case involved two detached houses separated by a driveway. The meters for 96 were set into the wall that was built along the boundary with 98. The driveway ran beside the […]

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The future of laws on IP, trademarks and patents after Brexit

The future of laws on IP, trademarks and patents after Brexit

The government has published guidance on the future of intellectual property laws after Britain leaves the European Union. These are some of the key points: Trade marks While the UK remains a full member of the EU then EU Trade Marks (EUTM) continue to be valid in the UK. When the UK leaves the EU, […]

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A director recovers money after colleague diverted funds

A director recovers money after colleague diverted funds

A director has succeeded in recovering money from the estate of a colleague who breached his legal duty by diverting funds and business opportunities to a rival company. The case involved two directors, Nigel Clegg and Andrew Pache, who were joint shareholders in a company trading steel. Clegg alleged that from 2004 until shortly before […]

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