As a result of a court case which began in the Netherlands, we now know that taste cannot get the protection of copyright. So what can producers do to protect their goods from being copied?
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interestings aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
The Ministry of Justice has announced a new tiered structure of probate fees in England and Wales. A grant of Probate is the equivalent to a grant of Confirmation in Scotland and allows the Executor to access and distribute someone's estate when they die. The new fees, dubbed a stealth 'Death Tax', mean fees of up to £6000 in some circumstances.
In the recent Budget, a small but significant change has been made to the inheritance tax relief that applies to passing on the family home. This change may require you to consider the current drafting of your Will. Here's what you need to know.
The Scottish Government has responded to a consultation that was carried out into reform of succession law in Scotland. This blog examines some of the key responses from the Scottish Government to proposals made in the consultation.