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Small businesses can enhance their chances of success

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It was fantastic to see that this year’s Small Business Saturday was a record-breaking success, with an estimated 17.6 million shoppers hitting their local high street on the day. The annual UK-wide event has evolved into a superb showcase of the tremendous role that small businesses play in the fabric of our communities, as well as the huge contribution they Read More

Mind the gap – don’t fall into the trap of landlocking your land

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The recent decision in the long running litigation between neighbours in Ruddiman v Hawthorne marks yet another cautionary tale which emphasises the need to engage legal advisors who appreciate the wider picture. The case illustrates the importance of having the appropriate accesses, services and servitudes in place before selling and splitting off parcels of land, particularly where there is a possibility to Read More

Civil Online – the route to a digitised future for Simple Procedure cases

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When Simple Procedure was first introduced in November 2016 to deal with cases up to the value of £5,000 an online case management system was promised to go with it. Our article, There's a Simple Procedure for dealing with commercial debt recovery by Marianne Stirling in November 2017 assessed the new procedures in the lead up to the delayed online system, branded Read More

Rural landscape faces significant challenges regardless of Brexit outcome

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Depending on your perspective either a lot or nothing has happened in the three and half years since the UK voted to leave the EU in May 2016. Westminster and Brussels continue to negotiate a divorce settlement following the triggering of Article 50, in March 2017. This is set to continue until at least 31st January 2020 assuming no further Read More

Copyright Alert: Don’t Lose DMCA Safe Harbor Protections – Renew Your Designated Agent Today!

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from liability for copyright infringement for internet service providers that meet several requirements. For ISPs who permit third parties to post or store content on their websites or provide information location tools, one safe harbor requirement is to designate an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement by (1) making that information Read More

Morse Serves as Counsel to WinterWyman in Acquisition by Planet Group

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Morse is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of client WinterWyman by The Planet Group, a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners and leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions. Established in 1972, WinterWyman is among the best-known talent acquisition firms in the northeast corridor. A provider of contract staffing services, WinterWyman has developed a strong reputation for client and candidate Read More

Why Your Company Needs a Great Trademark

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A trademark is a powerful means to communicate a company’s brand identity to the public. When the use of the trademark, such as a symbol, word, name, logo and other device has the effect of creating a mental association between it and the company’s products and services, the symbol has acquired trademark significance and value for the company. A distinctive Read More