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How is "parental responsibility" obtained and when does it end?

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Emma O’Brien explores how parental responsibility is obtained, who can have it and when it ends. In the recent case of D v E (termination of parental responsibility) [2021] EWFC 37 (referred to below as D v E ) the Court terminated the Parental...

Ship shape - Incoterms!

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Emma O’Brien explores the use of Incoterms® in the delivery of goods in commercial contracts. Incoterms® are rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce and can be used to define the responsibilities of both seller and buyer in...

Are you leaving on good terms?

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It is always favourable to leave a job on good terms. It is a small world after all. But what does it mean to be a “bad leaver”? In corporate agreements, bad leaver clauses can be used, for example, when defining how an employee who is also a...

Business names for limited companies

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Have you ever had a case of deja vu when looking at the name of a shop? Ever thought you’d seen that name somewhere else before? It can be tricky deciding on an original business name which reflects your area of specialism, appeals to consumers and...