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IP » Paul Weller triumphs in privacy claim
In a ruling with far-reaching implications for the media, the High Court has awarded £10,000 in damages to the three children of pop star Paul Weller after un-pixelated photographs of them on a day out with their father were published on a news website.Mr Weller, his 16-year-old daughter, Dyla...
News » May ProWirral event announced at Birkenhead Town Hall
The next ProWirral event has been announced at the Birkenhead Town Hall.The event is free to attend and will be held from 5:30pm on Tuesday 6th May. Those wishing to register for the event can do so here.ProWirral is a networking event for the professional services sector and is sponsored by Hillyer...
News » April ProWirral Event Announced
The next ProWirral event has been announced for Tuesday 1st April.Next month’s event will be held at De Vere Village Wirral. The event follows on from a successful event in March, held at the Oxton Bar and Kitchen in Oxton Village. Over 50 local businesses attended the event with the Mayor of ...
Commercial » Insurers win dispute with union over commission payments
An insurance company has won a legal dispute with a trade union over commission payments on the sale of its services to new customers. The case involved Unite the Union and Liverpool Victoria Banking Services.They had an agreement whereby Unite allowed Victoria access to its members in order to mark...
Employment & HR » Software Company enforces restrictive covenant on salesman
A court has ruled that a restrictive covenant involving a software company and a former employee was reasonable and so therefore enforceable.The company produced software for the fresh produce industry. They licensed their products for 12-month periods and renewed the licence upon payment of an annu...
Commercial Property » Landlord entitled to refuse tenancy to ‘unreasonable’ retailers
A court has ruled that a landlord was within his rights to refuse to renew tenancies to shopkeepers who had pestered him with frivolous lawsuits.The issue arose because over several years, the shopkeepers had brought a total of 10 claims against the landlord saying that he had obstructed their right...
Wills and Probate » Hillyer McKeown take part in Wirral Hospice St John’s ‘Make a Will’ month
April is Wirral Hospice St John’s ‘Make a Will’ month.Here at Hillyer McKeown, we’re teaming up with the hospice to offer our services free for the annual ‘Make a Will’ month.The idea of the scheme is to provide wills to those who wish to take part in the scheme i...
News » April ProChester event to be held at The Coach House
The next ProChester event has been announced for Thursday 24th April.This month’s event will take place at The Coach House on Northgate Street. The venue will also be this month’s showcase business, with manager Les Owens talking guests through the recent refurbishment undertaken by the ...
Employment & HR » Wales to propose ban on e-cigarettes in public places
Wales could be the first part of the UK to lead the way in a ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in enclosed public places, according to reports released today (2nd April 2014).Mark Drakefield, Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government, said that the thinking behind the...
Dispute Resolution » Government to consider tougher action against late payers
The government is looking at ways to ensure that large businesses pay their suppliers on time.The Prompt Payment Code (PPC) was set up in 2008 to encourage companies to pay invoices within the agreed timescale.However, the PPC has been widely criticised for being ineffective. Recent research by YouG...