Once there was a time when our mistakes lasted as long as our memories. But today, the internet has become a dominant media channel, and it has a very long (and public) memory. Protecting your privacy and reputation is now more than ever, a complex business. Continue reading
This week’s corporate news roundup includes the holding by a U.S. federal appeals court that secured indenture noteholders were entitled to a make-whole premium notwithstanding the issuer’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the addition by companies in their securities filings with the SEC of risk factors relating to the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election, and the termination by the PTAB of IPR proceedings as to patent claims between Microsoft Corporation and Enfish LLC, resulting in a non-appealable win for Enfish.
My clients have often been surprised by how few rights they had as LLP members but delighted when I mentioned the most powerful weapon in the aggrieved partners’ armoury. Last week, however, the High Court inspected that weapon for the first time and concluded it did not work. Continue reading
Social media is the new media. And social media is also the new social. Ask ‘next gen’ and they’ll confirm that they arrange their social affairs, speak to their friends – real and virtual – and even conduct relationships, via some electronic gadget or another. But in the same way as they can do in the pub, the gym, or the street, on social media people can get a little anti-social. And reports show that crime is as becoming as virulent in the virtual world as it is on the streets.
However, this is no ordinary climb – one member of the team, Tim, is a wheelchair user and so this means they’ll be faced with pushing, pulling, climbing and wheeling to the summit and back down again.
We are used to individuals, rather than companies, bringing discrimination claims. But what does this mean for individuals who provide their services through their own service company? Continue reading
In February this year, the British Government introduced a new law to deal with this unfortunate trend. On the other side of the Pond, an American woman is bringing a landmark case in the ongoing battle against revenge porn. Who will win this war, victim or attacker? James Hockin and Amber Melville-Brown discuss.
Our Family team has been selected for the ‘Family/Matrimonial Mediation Law Firm of the Year’ title at this year’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. Continue reading