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Digital & Creative

Harrison Drury advises Blink-Photo on CIC Creative…

A North West business that provides commercial photography for the homeware, food and fashion industries has bought an international creative agency as it moves towards a full-service offering. Blink-Photo Limited,…

Lessons from the Duran Duran copyright case

Pop group Duran Duran recently lost a High Court battle to reclaim copyright to some of their most famous songs. Jack Stephenson, from Harrison Drury’s corporate team, looks at the…

Licensing lessons from the Fabric nightclub case

A successful legal appeal has allowed London’s iconic Fabric nightclub to reopen after licensing bosses agreed to strict new licensing conditions. David Edwards, a contentious licensing expert at Harrison Drury…

How to protect your intellectual property in…

Modern manufacturing techniques are changing the way businesses make goods, but do they also increase the risk of your products being copied? Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and…

Death in the digital age: Looking after…

Unsurprisingly the Wills Act 1837 does not cover what happens to your online presence when you die. Harrison Drury’s James Dickinson examines some of the issues. Everyone understands that when…

How the EU vote may affect digital…

Digital and creative businesses rely on EU-wide protection of their intellectual property. David Filmer, the head of our digital and creative team, discusses the implications of a Brexit. The need…

How will the new Consumer Rights Act…

New rules surrounding online content will change the way digital firms handle complaints about their products and services. The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), which comes into force on…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

Five ways to reduce claims for workplace…

A recent High Court case has shed more light on the circumstances in which an employer may be liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress. In the case of…

Q&A: Increase in court fees for businesses

Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect from March 9, 2015, and will have a big financial impact on all businesses that regularly use…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Blue Wren expands with office switch

Preston-based digital and creative agency Blue Wren has moved to new offices in the city thanks to the help of Harrison Drury. The digital marketing consultancy has taken a five-year…

Incorporating a business – what’s involved?

Most owners of start-up businesses will be asking this question when they begin to enjoy a certain level of financial success. With the money starting to come in, deciding at…

Six legal issues for digital and creative…

While all businesses encounter legal issues at one time or another, anyone running a web development company, a software business, a branding and design agency, or PR and marketing firm…

Right to request Flexible Working – the…

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 came into force on June 30, 2014 extending the right to make a request for flexible working to any employee who has been employed for 26…

How do new consumer contract rules impact…

Businesses need to be aware of a number of recent changes to the law that will impact on the terms and conditions or ‘contracts’ they have in place with the…

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