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Appeals in cases governed by the CPR are dealt with procedurally in CPR 52 and the various associated practice directions.
CPR 52.4 provides that where an application for permission to appeal is made to an appeal court other than the Court of Appeal, the appeal court will determine the application on paper (CPR 52.4(1)) but, unless following the paper assessment the appeal is dismissed as being totally without merit by a High Court Judge, Designated Civil Judge or Specialist Circuit Judge (CPR 52.3), the person seeking permission may request that the decision be reconsidered at an oral hearing. For further information, see Practice Notes: Starting an appeal—destination of civil appeals and Pe
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or using misleading advertising have to rely on a combination of different intellectual property rights. These rights include the common law right to
When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive disclosures under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) or Part III of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA 2000)—see Requirement to appoint a
IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal system of the religion of Islam that sets out a system of duties or code of conduct for individuals to follow so that they may live their life in a
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