Pitmans' client Carbon Clean Solutions (CCS), a London-based energy technology company, has been awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. CCS was founded by two graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India) and has received strong support from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change as well as the US Department of Energy. The company’s patented solvents extract CO2 and other unwanted gases from flue gas streams, replacing conventional amines CCS’s technology dramatically reduces the cost of capturing CO2, making it economic for industrial and power plants to re-use waste CO2 to produce economically viable products.Read article
This article provides an essential update for insolvency practitioners on insolvency changes in 2015 and the proposed changes in 2016.
In recent times, the legal profession has undergone widespread changes at the bequest of previous governments. The most draconian measures have been in relation to the expense of professional services. These include a budgeting and costs management process which is the subject of judicial approval. In essence, service provider’s fees and expenses are estimated and capped in advance of them being incurred.
Payments in lieu of notice (“PILON") can solve some problems but in this note I look at some of the pickles that can arise in respect of PILONs especially where the clause has not been amended properly since judgment was given by the Supreme Court in the Geys case in December 2012.
The Court of Appeal has handed down the latest decision in a long-running probate dispute which has implications for anyone making a will, or disappointed by the terms of a will made by their parents. The case was Ilott v Mitson, which we previously wrote about as long ago as 2011, after the first time that it came before the Court of Appeal.
Welcome to Pitmans' quarterly Technology update.
Once there lived a foolish emperor who was incredibly powerful and fabulously wealthy. Like many fabulously wealthy people, he was also an early adopter of new technology. He had a phone that monitored his heart rate; an RFID medallion that opened his doors automatically when he came near; glasses that enabled him to view emails without looking at a screen; and a smartwatch that… well, no one was quite sure what that was for, but it looked really cool.
Three years ago the European Commission proposed a reform of the European Union's data protection rules. The reform involves a draft Regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection and a draft Directive on protecting personal data and the way it is processed.
The Defamation Act 2013, and the accompanying Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013, have both now been in force for around eighteen months. Yet the operation and effect of the regulations still seem to be imperfectly understood, causing considerable confusion for complainants in relation to website postings, and exposing website operators to the serious consequences of failure to comply with the regulations' provisions.
With the assistance of lawyers at Pitmans, Seedlip Limited and its founder Ben Branson have successfully completed their seed investment round.
Lord Digby Jones, former director general of the CBI and Minister of State for Trade and Investment, will be guest of honour and keynote speaker at this year’s inaugural Solent Business Awards.
Welcome to Pitmans' Hospitality quarterly legal update. Pitmans delivers specialist legal advice to the Hospitality sector and our team advise on a wide range of matters.
The new pensions flexibilities offer freedom and choice to members of both DB and DC schemes. Trustees should continue to review their schemes and consider how members may wish to take advantage of the freedoms.