intellectual property

How are intellectual property rights protected

Mark Poulton is a Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email mp@stephenrimmer.com New protection for innovators with launch of digital asset fingerprinting A new online digital fingerprinting service has been launched to help protect designs and innovations from copycat misuse. The World Intellectual…

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What holiday pay should I give staff on furlough?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email sj@stephenrimmer.com Holiday entitlement, pay and furlough – what are my employees entitled to? COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges for employers. You may have furloughed many of your staff members, but you still need to…

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Is my section 21 notice valid?

Lydia Wawiye is a Solicitor in the Civil Litigation Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email lwa@stephenrimmer.com Landlords reminded to watch the small print  Landlords are breathing a sigh of relief over the news that a court has allowed an eviction notice despite a copy of the gas safety certificate not…

TUPE

When does TUPE apply?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of Employment at Stephen Rimmer LLP and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or email sj@stephenrimmer.com Neither better nor worse – how TUPE protects when employees transfer The directors of a property management company ran into a brick wall when they tried to boost their benefits package before…

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Ten Thousand Tins appeal with More Radio

Stephen Rimmer LLP are proud sponsors of the More Radio 10,000 tins appeal this year. Over the next few weeks you can donate your tins at our Hyde Gardens Eastbourne Office and we will collect them and pass them on to help those in need. We have been advising the local community on legal services…

Redundancy

Redundancy after furlough

Whilst the Government’s furlough scheme has been put in place to try to save jobs the unfortunate reality is that there will be redundancies at the end of the scheme or even before. If you are affected by redundancy, Steven Judge in our employment team will be pleased to help. In the first instance it…

Redundancy

Corporate responsibility during lockdown

Delayed, but not cancelled – company responsibilities during lockdown Company directors will be focused on the bottom line and corporate governance as they continue to navigate their way through the pandemic lockdown and the Government’s route map towards business as usual.  Many will be worried at the risk of straying into territory where they cannot…

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Shared workspace and Coronavirus

Getting ready for when the office lights go back on Office spaces with communal areas and shared facilities will be in the frontline when the next stage of lockdown is lifted, and staff return to the workplace.  Managing the return and preparing the building for what is being called the ‘new normal’ will demand collaboration…

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Can you divorce during lockdown?

A toolkit for family breakdown in the lockdown The coronavirus crisis is redefining lifestyles and the boundaries of our interactions; a situation that can challenge even the strongest bonds.  For couples who are struggling in their relationship, or trying to manage co-parenting, anxiety levels are likely to be heightened if it seems there is nowhere…