Don’t shoot the messenger A few columns ago, I looked at the risks that lawyers take with their life and livelihood in some parts of the world, simply by going about their profession. Today, I want to look at another profession that can find itself – quite literally – in the line of fire: journalists.…
We specialise in litigation relating to cultural and heritage property, advising and representing dealers, collectors and various private and public institutions in a variety of cultural property related disputes.
As a member of the Parliamentary Working Group on Human Remains, Hetty Gleave contributed to its report on the status, care, treatment and repatriation of remains in museums and galleries in November 2003.
In November 2011 she was appointed as a member of the Treasure Valuation Committee which advises the Secretary of State on the fair market value of declared Treasure finds from England, Wales and Northern Ireland which museums wish to acquire.
Our representation on the Treasure Valuation Committee means that the team is able to bring a unique knowledge of the law and practice in these areas to bear on the advice which it offers owners of art and antiquities.
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We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.
Going, going, gone – ready or not Since the end of August, the government has been publishing a growing collection of ‘technical notices’ under the broad heading How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal – Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there’s no deal. These notices are part negotation…
Brexit – die Auswirkungen auf Finanzdienstleistungen
Gregor Kleinknecht, Partner
Brexit and financial services Six months to go. The inevitability of Brexit is now pretty much universally accepted. In a best case scenario, agreement will be reached on the terms on which the UK leaves the EU in time for a no-deal scenario to be avoided. This will be combined with a political declaration as…
Driven to distraction When autonomous vehicles, also known as automated vehicles, self-driving or driver-less cars, have made the head-lines recently, it has normally been in the context of road traffic accidents. Nevertheless, they are considered to be the technology of the future and safer than ‘normal’ cars because they eliminate human error. Looking at the…
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that instant win promotions on Highland Spring water bottles and packets of McCain French Fries breached The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code) because the chances of winning a prize were far lower than the promotional material suggested. Highland Spring bottle labels stated that 10,000 “instant win” prizes…
The International Legal Team, a worldwide society comprising of lawyers with a “core” for international business, debated Brexit and Catalonia. The event was organised by the Sociedade de Advogados Vilar & Associados at the Palace of Visconde de Balsemão, where there was a presence of solicitors from Berlin, Barcelona, London, Marseille, Paris, Nice, Kraków and Luxembourg representing the…
Let there be truth It must be hard to be an advertising executive and get us to part with our hard-earned cash. In particular, in times when the Brexit pinch is starting to make itself felt on consumer confidence and the economy at large, and businesses and consumers are thinking twice before committing to spending…
Stephen Morrall comments on landmark Pimlico Plumbers v Smith Supreme Court judgment in The Times, The Times Law Brief, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, The National and New Zealand Herald
Plumber, Gary Smith, today (13 June) won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for the gig economy. Supreme Court judges found that plumber Gary Smith, who worked for London-based Pimlico Plumbers between August 2005 and April 2011, wasn’t self-employed or a client of the firm, giving him…
Gregor Kleinknecht discusses intellectual property advice for small businesses and trademark infringement in The Times
There are countless things for founders to worry about when trying to get a start-up off the ground, finance, production, marketing, supply and staffing levels to name but a few. For Oliver and Alexander Kent-Braham, that list stretched to engaging in a lengthy and bizarre row about the semantics of the word “marshmallow”. Having decided to…
Cécile de Lagarde discusses the Court of Appeal decision in Computer Associates UK Ltd v Software Incubator Ltd
Software does not amount to goods for the purposes of the Commercial Agents Regulations ruled the Court of Appeal in Computer Associates UK Ltd v Software Incubator Ltd The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (1993 Regulations) gives protection to commercial agents in their relationship with their principals and provide them in particular with the…
Louboutin’s “red sole trade mark” at risk of being invalid French shoe maker Louboutin’s well-known red sole, which has been registered as an EU trade mark not without difficulty, is now at risk of being found invalid as the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice gave an additional opinion on 6th February 2018…