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Welcome to our July Ewire

We like to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the maximum advantage from working with us.

Our Ewires will be sent to you regularly to keep you in touch with the latest legal news and we hope you will find these bulletins interesting.

In this edition, we look at delayed completion on residential property purchases, while we examine the enforcement of foreign judgments in England and Wales.

We also examine the pitfalls of clients retaining consultants, while we discuss the implications of Scottish independence on business.

Furthermore we consider if flexible working is suitable for law firms, while we look at a recent issue in intellectual property concerning Liens and Databases.

In addition we look at the latest pension news from pensions partner Jennie Kreser.

Finally we welcome Robert Clark who joins as Senior Associate, and congratulate Victoria Russell for making partner.

If you would like further information on any of the issues reported here, please contact us.

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Delayed Completion on Residential Property Purchases

Purchasing a property can be a stressful process at the best of times. However, the situation can be made even worse if there is any delay in completion which can cause significant problems for both vendors and purchases alike. Senior Associate Robert Clark and Associate Dee Aylward offer their expert insight into the consequences and remedies in the event of any delay.

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England & Wales an efficient venue to enforce foreign judgments?

In the first of a two-part series which looks at the enforcement of foreign judgments in England and Wales, Senior Litigation Partner John Abbott and Trainee Solicitor Ben Thorogood explain the processes involved in successfully enforcing a judgment in England and Wales which was obtained in another member state of the EU.

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Beware the pitfalls of retaining consultants

One of the challenges involved in drafting an agreement to secure consultancy services is how to ensure that it provides maximum protection for the client.  Jonathan Silverman explains how he helps clients to avoid the traps.

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What does an independent Scotland mean for your business?

Trainee solicitor Cornelia Lowe looks at some of the key issues likely to arise out of a “yes” vote in September’s Scottish independence referendum. What will the wider legal implications be for businesses?

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The death of the water cooler?

Proponents of flexible working cite efficiency gains, a reduction in overheads, transparent communications and liberation from office politics as just some of the advantages, but does it work for law firms? Nicholas Lakeland explores the benefits and challenges of flexible working for law firms.

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No liens over electronic data: Court of Appeal keeps equity out of the digital world

Tristan Sherliker, a solicitor in the firm’s intellectual property (IP) department, considers a recent Court of Appeal judgment Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd which concerned the treatment of intangible property rights, and the question of whether they can be “possessed” in the formal sense.

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All good intentions

Pensions partner Jennie Kreser considers how the Law Commission’s recent report on the Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries affects pensions.

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Silverman Sherliker people

The Partners are delighted to make two announcements. Silverman Sherliker are pleased to welcome Robert Clark as Senior Associate, and would like to congratulate Victoria Russell who has been promoted to Partner.

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What’s on your Mind?

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Please contact the Editor, Robert MacGinn, with your requests and suggestions on rm@silvermansherliker.co.uk.


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