Category Archives: Practice

Moving to London

It has been obvious to me for over two years that if I was to continue to provide the best possible service for my clients I had to be in London. Continue reading

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Pre-Action Correspondence

On 16 Jan 1997, the US law firm, Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, sent the following letter to Prince Plc in England: “re: Domain Name PRINCE.COM Trademark Infringement and Dilution [...] Dear Sirs: We represent Prince Sports Group, Inc., … Continue reading

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Proceedings in the IPO

On Friday 29 Oct 2011 I attended the hearing officer at Concept House, the head office of the Intellectual Property Office in Newport. My opponent attended the hearing at the IPO’s premises in Bloomsbury. Her client was at the end … Continue reading

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No Win No Fee

From time to time I am asked whether I will take a case on a CFA (conditional fee agreement). A CFA is defined by s.58 (2) (a) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 as “an agreement with a … Continue reading

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Another Toe in the Water: Bar Contracting Conference

In “One Toe in the Water” I discussed in context the Bar Standards Board’s decision in principle to regulate entities in it its press release of 28 April 2011.  I considered how the Bar had grown exponentially (I was going to say “like Topsy” … Continue reading

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