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Mishcon de Reya advises BE Offices on acquisition of co-working specialist Headspace Group

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Mishcon de Reya advised the independent provider of flexible offices BE Offices (BE) on the next phase of its expansion programme with the acquisition of co-working specialist Headspace Group.

Trust registration service - what trustees need to know


In line with the current transparency agenda in the financial sector, and in compliance with EU regulations, HMRC has introduced a trusts register which will record all UK and non-UK trusts that have a UK tax liability.

Mishcon de Reya advised Helical plc on the disposal of its retirement villages portfolio to Legal & General for £102 million

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Mishcon de Reya advised Helical plc on the disposal of its retirement villages portfolio to Legal & General for £102 million.

Lewis Cohen on UK franchising and distribution law developments


Lewis Cohen has written an update on franchise and distribution law developments within the UK, which was first published in the American Bar Association's publication: Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2017.

Market Arbitrators: A thing of the past?


In light of the recent decision in Tonicstar Ltd v Allianz Insurance Plc and Sirius International Insurance Corporation [2017] EWHC 2753 (Comm) ("Tonicstar"), insurance and reinsurance companies expecting their disputes to be determined with input from at least one industry arbitrator should review their arbitration clauses without delay.

Divisive times demand strong, long-term collaborations


As EG reveals the first names on its 2017 Collaborators list, Mishcon de Reya partner Susan Freeman reiterates why it is important to work together.

How is UK corporate governance likely to evolve in 2018?


The UK is, as the Government's 2016 Green Paper on corporate governance reform noted, already an established international leader in corporate governance, one of the reasons that it has become an attractive destination to do business.

A dry run of gender pay gap metrics can help flag up vulnerabilities


Larger employers have until 4 April 2018 to disclose their gender pay gaps.

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Office of National Statistics reports fraud on the rise


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published its latest annual bulletin on crime in England and Wales.

Employment Matters | Issue 7 | November 2017


Welcome to the winter edition of Employment Matters

Poisoning of the mind: a tale of sisterly disharmony (Christodoulides v Marcou)


In the recent case of Christodoulides v Marcou the High Court refused permission to appeal against the first instance decision that a will was invalid by reason of ‘fraudulent calumny’, a rarely successful ground on which to challenge a will.

Mishcon International: Europe

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We are proud to launch Mishcon International: Europe - a dedicated microsite featuring curated content most relevant to the audience in the region.

How to build your firm’s cyber security strategy


Cyber attacks are above the radar. They are making front page news, the government is taking them seriously, and almost every movie now features the use of hacking to steal data or funds. Unlike the movies though, most hacks aren’t sensational heists or system-wide ransomware attacks: they simply exploit a lack of employee awareness and too much trust in emails, or the lack of even most basic security within a business.

The Leap Academy: Preparing for exit


Join us for a workshop focusing on exiting a business and how to prepare for it.

Equal pay reports are little use for women challenging BBC


Differing quality of information and incomplete records make it hard to analyse staff pay grades, Jennifer Millins writes in The Times.

Mishcon de Reya announces investment in MDR LAB start-ups

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Mishcon de Reya has today announced that MDR LAB - its programme for tech start-ups in the legal space.

Inside IP: Protection of TV formats as copyright works


Format right disputes rarely end up in court but a recent decision of the High Court has provided some useful clarification that TV formats may be protected by copyright as dramatic works if particular criteria are met.

Real Insights - Property Update | Issue 23 | November 2017


Welcome to the November issue of Real Insights.

Susannah Kintish on the Uber workers' rights decision


On Friday, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its decision on the worker rights of two Uber drivers. A previous Employment Tribunal (ET) ruled that Uber drivers should be considered workers, with rights to the minimum wage and holiday and sick pay, as well as other benefits.

Single parents, surrogacy arrangements and parental orders: the current situation


Whilst it is possible in the UK for single parents to enter into surrogacy arrangements, UK law currently precludes single parents from obtaining parental orders in surrogacy cases.

The CJEU ruling in Mercedes-Benz


The CJEU rules that certain contract purchase agreements are supplies of services, rather than goods.