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How can a product shape be protected from competitor brands?

Posted on July 19, 2016, by Sonya Bassett

It is becoming more difficult for businesses to protect the shape of their products against copies from competitors. Sonya Bassett,…

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Why Coodes is proud to support the Young Farmer of the Year award

Posted on July 13, 2016, by Pam Johns

Coodes Solicitors is sponsoring the Young Farmer of the Year award in the inaugural South West Farmer Farming Awards. Coodes…

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Can Community Land Trusts help solve the rural housing crisis?

Posted on July 12, 2016, by Pam Johns

Rural Housing Week runs from 11th to 16th July and aims to raise awareness of the affordable housing issues facing…

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Brexit delays changes to 3% stamp duty for ‘granny flats’ and holiday homes

Posted on July 04, 2016, by Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan, Partner in Coodes Solicitors’ Residential Property team, comments on delays to proposed changes to the Government’s new 3%…

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Nicknames: workplace banter or discrimination?

Posted on June 27, 2016

Even affectionate nicknames can be classed as discrimination, as one company recently found out at great cost. Jeremy Harvey, Partner…

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Legislation means businesses must keep more detailed records

Posted on June 27, 2016, by Kirsty Davey

Some businesses will need to keep better records as a result of new legislation, says Kirsty Davey of the Corporate…

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Non-compete clauses are difficult to enforce in a digital age

Posted on June 20, 2016

The Government is preparing to review the case for and against non-compete clauses in staff contracts. Jeremy Harvey, Partner and…

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It’s time to speak out about financial elder abuse

Posted on June 15, 2016, by Melanie Grose

15th June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a United Nations event in response to the prevalence of this global…

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Land Registry deserves protection

Posted on June 14, 2016, by Kirsty Baigent

Coodes Solicitors’ Conveyancing Executive Kirsty Baigent comments on the potential privatisation of the Land Registry and how it could affect…

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Brexit or Remain? Can employees share their views on the EU referendum at work?

Posted on June 10, 2016, by Philip Sayers

Ahead of the EU Referendum, Coodes employment lawyer Philip Sayers discusses an employee’s right to express political views at work….

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