Posted: Author: Laura Trapnell

Patents follow the way of the world

Last year, 10 per cent of patents granted in Europe were mobile related and included telecoms, digital multiplexing and digital data transfer. Samsung topped the list for the largest number of mobile related patents which list also included the usual suspects Microsoft, Sony, Nokia, Google and LG. As you might expect, this increase is mirrored… Read more »

Posted: Author: Jane Biddlecombe

Executive rewards – do we need a fresh approach?

A recent CIPD report suggests there are many explanations for why executive pay has increased so much over the last few years, including the increasing sophistication of companies in a global economy and weak remuneration governance in a few companies, which can lead to a knock-on increase in pay in other organisations. Executive pay packages… Read more »

Posted: Author: Ruth Harding

Does your barn qualify?

New planning rules allow agricultural buildings to be converted to houses As of 6th April 2014, new relaxed planning rules now allow farmers to convert their redundant, under-used agricultural buildings into houses. Up to 450 sqm (4,850 sqf) of buildings per farm can now be turned into a maximum of three houses or flats. The… Read more »

Posted: Author: Emily Sadler

Paris Smith admitted to the British Franchise Association

Paris Smith has received accreditation as affiliate members of the British Franchise Association (BFA) in recognition of our expertise in franchise law. The BFA was formed in 1977 to act as: The voice of ethical franchising in the UK; The Trade Association for those who pass accreditation; Educator to the many potential individuals and businesses… Read more »