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Carillion Surprised at Balfour Beatty’s Merger Termination

Carillion Surprised at Balfour Beatty’s Merger Termination

It has been reported that construction support services company Carillion, is surprised at Balfour Beatty’s decision to call an end to talks regarding a potential £3bn merger. On 31st July, Balfour Beatty released a statement to the stock exchange stating that...
New Dos and Don’ts of Electronic Direct Marketing

New Dos and Don’ts of Electronic Direct Marketing

If your business uses bought-in marketing lists or other ways of getting people to subscribe to a list or service, it is important to review the latest guidance on electronic digital marketing, which has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The...
Change in Parody Law – Worth it or a Complete Joke?

Change in Parody Law – Worth it or a Complete Joke?

Recently, the BBC reported on how a new law brought into effect on 1st October now allows for a parody exception to copyright. The ruling, from the European Court of Justice, means that if the advertisement uses existing work but is different in the way that it...
Get to Know Me Better: Toby Preston

Get to Know Me Better: Toby Preston

Find out more about Toby Preston, Solicitor and Corporate Law specialist, based at our head office in Leicester city centre. Q: How long have you been working in Corporate Law? A: Since I qualified in 2004.   Q: What made you want to get into Corporate Law? A: I...
Company Directors Sentenced for Corrupt Payments

Company Directors Sentenced for Corrupt Payments

Two directors at a UK printing company have been sentenced and fined following a Serious Fraud Office investigation into corrupt payments, which were made in return for the award of contracts to the company. Sentencing The first director has been sentenced to eighteen...
Get to Know Me Better: Tim Gladdle

Get to Know Me Better: Tim Gladdle

Find out more about Tim Gladdle – Senior Partner and Corporate Law specialist, based at our head office in Leicester city centre.   Q: How long have you been working in Corporate Law? A: Since around 1985 – so about 30 years.   Q: What made you want to...