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13 Sep, 2017

Monkey Business is Serious Business – US Copyright Case

Monkey Business: this idiom typically relates to silliness or foolishness. The irony of the phrase is surely not lost on David Slater, the photographer who has been dragged through a two year legal battle with PETA over copyright.

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22 Aug, 2017

Homes under the hammer - Can you legally sell a house by raffling it?

There have been a spate of stories recently around house owners trying to sell homes, generally at the high end of the market, through ‘raffles’.

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28 Jul, 2017

The End of the Line for Payment Surcharges

To the surprise of many, the Government announced last week that, from 13 January 2018, charging add-on or ‘surcharge’ amounts to customers who wish to pay by credit card, debit card or other payment methods such as PayPal, will become unlawful. This change will be important to many businesses.

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18 Jul, 2017

Love Island: Branding the Islanders

Segments of Thorntons' Edinburgh office are abuzz with chat about the guilty indulgence that is ITV2's Love Island.

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11 Jul, 2017

Why is Love Island so addictive? The power of the hashtag

Love Island has exploded onto our screens this summer. People have become addicted to watching fake tanned, beach bodies lounge about all day discussing their love lives for all to criticise

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13 Apr, 2017

Taking the Security of Data Seriously

Last month saw the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) take enforcement action against two separate parties who failed to meet their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and adequately safeguard the personal data they held.

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13 Apr, 2017

The Damned United?

How brand management can go wrong!

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15 Feb, 2017

Commercial Leases in a Modern Scotland

For years, commercial property solicitors in Scotland have sought a standard form of commercial lease that would bring a degree of clarity and unification to the complex area of commercial leasing.

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15 Feb, 2017

No Wining for the Seller

Scotland’s capital is currently undergoing a Sellers’ Market boom.

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10 Feb, 2017

What's in a name?

When you hear the name ‘Kylie’ who do you think of? Is it the pint sized Australian popstar who first came to fame in Neighbours, or the half-sister of Kim Kardashian, with the lip-kit empire?

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