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Seema shares her expertise in BBC article "Costa Coffee franchise workers 'not treated like humans' "

Seema Gill, Employment Lawyer with My Business Counsel shares her expertise in BBC article "Costa Coffee franchise workers 'not treated like humans' ". The article focuses on employee complaints regarding poor working conditions…

GDPR fines and enforcement are here. Get ready to adapt.

Since May 2018, companies and organisations have been given time to fully come to terms with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018. This is both an enlightened approach to enforcement and a practical necessity…

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Carolyn Osbourne, comments on the significant rise in successful appeals of SEN statement decisions

Following SEND Funding Cut Protests held in Birmingham today Carolyn Osbourne, MBC Education lawyer comments on the rise in the number of successful appeals of SEN Statement decisions…

Wayne Cleghorn - A welcome addition to our Data Protection team

Wayne is a commercial, technology, data protection and privacy lawyer with over 17 years of experience helping businesses and organisations to successfully resolve the commercial contracts, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution aspects of new technologies and data…

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GDPR and data protection issues

In the lead-up to the new regulation, many had noted its provisions for eye-watering fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global Group turnover, whichever is higher. Data protection, it was said, would progress from being the preserve of geeks in the IT department to a major Board issue…

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Brexit and its impact on European Union Trade Marks

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. At the time of writing (but this may have changed by the time this article is published) all that is certain is that the UK did not leave the EU on 29 March 2019…

Libby Cooper, Commercial Lawyer, joins My Business Counsel

Libby Cooper, Commercial Lawyer, joins My Business Counsel. We are pleased to announce that Libby Cooper has joined the MBC Commercial Team. Libby Cooper has been helping businesses to solve their legal problems for more than 20 years and she has…

James Ferrow, Corporate lawyer, joins My Business Counsel

We are pleased to announce that James Ferrow has joined the MBC Corporate Team. James is an experienced Commercial lawyer and has garnered over 10 years’ experience advising a broad range of UK and international clients, from start-ups to blue-chip FTSE…

Seema Gill contributes her opinion in the Guardian article “Pregnant then screwed”

Seema Gill, Employment Lawyer with My Business Counsel contributes her opinion in today’s Guardians article “Pregnant then screwed: how gagging contracts are used to silence sacked mothers” that highlights the use of non-disclosure agreements to hide the sidelining and sacking of new mothers. If…

Kelly Pougher joins My Business Counsel

We are delighted to welcome Kelly Pougher to the Family & Matrimonial team. Kelly has been repeatedly mentioned in the industry guide ‘Legal 500’ as a Recommended Lawyer where she is described as ‘a tough litigator’ and ‘gives realistic advice to her clients’. Kelly…

Errol Archer joins My Business Counsel

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Errol Archer to our team. Errol is a highly experienced Health and Social Care solicitor who provides legal, regulatory and compliance advice…

Introducing Mary Johnson to our Legal Team

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Mary Johnson, human rights, public interest litigation lawyer and advocate. Mary Johnson is a UK and US qualified lawyer who has previously worked as an International Lawyer at McCue & Partners LLP, the leading UK law…

My Business Counsel shortlisted for Innovation Award

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Birmingham Law Society Innovation Award alongside some very large and well known law firms such as Mills & Reeve and Irwin Mitchell. It is a great achievement to get this far and we…

Fake Trade Mark Invoices
Go to jail. Do not collect your trade mark “fees”.

Author – Rebecca Davis. That is essentially what happened in a judgement issued by the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm last month. This case involved twenty people who were charged with fraud as a consequence of their involvement with the issuance of fake…

Events

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Basics of Intellectual Property

3rd September 2019

09:00 - 12:30

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Addressing stress at work: the law and employee engagement

5th September 2019

09:00 - 13:00

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Commercial Contracts – Understanding the Logistics

9th September 2019

09:00 - 13:00

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Corporate Crime Seminar

18th September 2019

09:30 - 12:00

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Employment Tribunals – What’s changed?

1st October 2019

10:00 - 13:30

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Redundancy and Avoiding the Pitfalls

3rd October 2019

09:00 - 12:00