Is a Graphical User Interface (‘GUI’) protected by Copyright?
GUI: In computing, Graphical User Interface is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visualContinue Reading
Key Risks and Potential Liabilities of Websites – Defamation and UGC (Article 2 of 2)
If you are proposing to design, develop and operate a website including in particular a social networking website, there are certain things you must beContinue Reading
Key Risks and Potential Liabilities of Websites – Copyright and UGC (Article 1 of 2)
If you are proposing to design, develop and operate a website including in particular social networking website, there are certain things you must be awareContinue Reading
LEGAL AID STILL AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING CASES
The number of housing law cases in which legal advice and assistance has been sought from legal aid solicitors has reduced dramatically since the introductionContinue Reading
Licensing: What Type?
When you are creating a piece of work for a company or individual (the ‘Work’), you will need to consider ‘ownership’ which more often thanContinue Reading
The Challenge Network takes on the Hanne & Co Dragons
The days were baking and something was stirring at the Hanne & Co office. The Challenge Network were arriving with twelve young Challengers who hadContinue Reading
What to consider when getting your Website built and developed?
When you engage a company to build and develop your website, there are quite a number of things that need to be addressed from theContinue Reading
Zero hour contracts – Good for the economy, bad for employees?
Since it was revealed that Sports Direct, Buckingham Palace, Cineworld and the Tate employ a large majority of their staff on ‘zero hour contacts’, itContinue Reading
Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013
Part Three: Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees and Rules On 29th July fees will be payable by an appellant who wishes to appeal a decision inContinue Reading
Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013 Part Two: Settlement Agreements – ACAS Code of Practice
Back in October 2012, Hanne & Co wrote an article entitled Settlement Agreements – a change in the law or Compromise Agreements in a newContinue Reading
Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013 Part One: Fees
On 29 July 2013 wide reaching changes to the employment law will come into force. The most eye catching change is of course the introductionContinue Reading
Consultation on Corporate Trust & Transparency Announced
The Department for Business, Skills & Innovation have today announced new measures to “improve corporate transparency and strengthen director disqualification laws” with the publication ofContinue Reading
A Victory for Client Choice
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has accepted the need for client choice to remain at the heart of the Criminal Justice System. This welcome concessionContinue Reading
RESTRICTIONS ON LEGAL AID IN HOUSING
As has been widely reported, the government, in seeking to reduce the budgets of most departments across Whitehall, has reduced the scope and extent ofContinue Reading
What’s Next in Data Protection?
Hot on the heels of the recent ‘cookie law’ is a new data protection regulation being debated in Brussels which looks very likely to passContinue Reading
The Challenge Network
In the early evening of Tuesday 11 June 2013, I made my way through the doors of the Battersea Arts Centre and negotiated my wayContinue Reading
Hanne & Co Solicitors chooses Trinity Hospice as Charity of the Year
As published by Kensington & Chelsea Today on Wednesday, 5th June 2013: ‘Hanne & Co is a law firm based near Clapham Junction and hasContinue Reading
Is the ICO Hot on the Heels of your Organisation?
On 10 May, the UK’s Data Protection Regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), announced that it will be examining 250 companies’ online privacy policies toContinue Reading
Do you have Permissions to Use those Images?
A recent Patents County Court preliminary decision serves as a glaring reminder to those using images from the internet, including from social media sites suchContinue Reading
Criminal Justice- but not for long
Solicitors from Hanne and Co attended Petty France outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday to take part in the protest against the dismantling of theContinue Reading
How Legal Aid helped my Mum
Speaking on LBC radio, Susanna Page gave a glowing account of how, had it not been for help provided to her mum, under Legal Aid,Continue Reading
Can a Justice Provider provide justice or even save money?
The Ministry of Justice, headed by The Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling, has launched a consultation regarding the future of legal aid in criminal defence. TheContinue Reading
Taking the “con” out of conveyancing
It is an unfortunate fact that fraudulent activity in conveyancing is costing the UK billions of pounds every year. Sophisticated criminals are continuing to findContinue Reading
Hanne & Co support demonstration on criminal legal aid changes
Solicitors from our criminal department attended a mass rally outside parliament on 22nd May. The demonstration was attended by over 500 lawyers protesting over proposedContinue Reading
The Package Tour Regulations: Avoiding the Pitfalls when selling Packages
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) control the provision of package travel services to UK consumers. AContinue Reading
When is an agent not an agent?
The insolvency regime in the UK has been a very newsworthy topic since the financial crisis began in 2008. Stories of the demise of householdContinue Reading
Old and New Partners
It is with sadness that Hanne & Co say goodbye to Ros Widgery and Nia Jones. Ros was a partner and solicitor in the propertyContinue Reading