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Robert De Niro, the Oscar-winning actor, has been granted planning permission for an 83-bedroom boutique hotel in Covent Garden, central London. Mr De Niro will be joint operator of the luxury Wellington hotel, which will be housed in six Victorian and early 20th-century buildings. ... read more
August 23rd, 2016
Taxi-hailing app Uber has launched a legal action to stop Transport for London (TfL) compelling its drivers to take a written English test, as reported in myBarrister. ... read more
August 22nd, 2016
The UK’s Intellectual Property Office has approved the optician chain, Specsavers’, application to trademark the terms “should’ve” and the grammatically incorrect “shouldve” to protect its well-known catchphrase. The high street opticians made the application in July a bid to safeguard its slogan “... ... read more
August 19th, 2016
Under a radical new scheme law firms will be hired by the police to use civil law remedies to seize illegally gained assets of business criminals, according to a report in today’s The Guardian. ... read more
August 17th, 2016
Because of trusts set up in the 1950s, no death duties arose on the death of the Duke of Westminster earlier this week, saving the estate an estimated £3bn. According to an expert quoted in The Daily Telegraph, the trustees are not beneficial owners, which is why the estate does not have to pay... ... read more
August 16th, 2016
The fast-expanding private car hire app Uber has urged Transport for London (TfL) to abandon a requirement for drivers to pass a written English exam. However, TfL has responded by saying the changes are being introduced to “raise standards in London’s private hire industry, improving safety and... ... read more
August 12th, 2016
 “I have used myBarrister since the start of 2015 and can honestly say it is one of the best professional decisions I ever made.  A few of the best aspects are, in my view, as follows: ... read more
August 12th, 2016
A lorry driver who veered into oncoming traffic while checking a text on his phone and killed the driver of car into which he crashed has been found guilty by Peterborough crown court of causing death by dangerous driving. The accident took place in June 2014. ... read more
August 10th, 2016
“Business crime cases are fascinating,” says Robert Rhodes QC, “because that is where the worlds of commerce and crime meet. ... read more
August 9th, 2016
One in 14 adults in England and Wales were sexually abused as children, according to figures recently compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ... read more
August 8th, 2016

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