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Government accepts case to exempt lawyers from ‘groundless threats’ laws

Lawyers who act on instructions in threatening potential intellectual property infringers with action are to be exempt from being sued when the threat turns out to be groundless, after the government recently gave the go-ahead for law reforms.

April 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

IPReg poised to become ABS licensing authority number 3

The prospect of external investment in intellectual property firms is set to soar after the Intellectual Property Regulation Board won the support of the Legal Services Board to become the third alternative business structure licensing authority.

December 10th, 2013 | No Comments »

In brief: Law Society gives in over reaccreditation, QS in Barnardo’s will push and much more

Our regular news round-up covers the Law Society bowing to pressure over criminal litigation accreditation scheme plans, banks signing up to a new probate protocol, QualitySolicitors’ charitable partnership with Barnardo’s, the College of Law adding a Masters in Law to the LPC, an IP firm diversifying, and sluggish growth at the top firms.

October 5th, 2012 | No Comments »