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    The new 35th edition of Butterworths Company Law Handbook has published this month.

    With its combination of statutes, statutory instruments and Retained European Legislation, this title is considered the essential reference work for corporate lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, tax advisers, regulators and students.

    Key updates and what’s new?

    • Fully updated to include all amendments in relation to the UK's exit from the EU - including relevant savings and transitional provisions
    • Relevant provisions of, and amendments made by, the Financial Services Act 2021
    • New Regulations relating to insolvency including the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading and Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020; the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021; and the Administration (Restrictions on Disposal etc to Connected Persons) Regulations 2021
    • New EU and FCA provisions supplementing the Prospectus Regulation
    • Other relevant new legislation including the Bearer Certificates (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations 2020; the Supervision of Accounts and Reports (Prescribed Body) and Companies (Defective Accounts and Reports) (Authorised Person) Order 2021; and the Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment etc) Regulations 2021

    Source: Butterworths Company Law Handbook

    The new Sixth edition of Morcom on Trade Marks has published this month.

    Morcom on Trade Marks (formerly known as Modern Law of Trade Marks) is a comprehensive guide on trade mark law, enabling practitioners to provide clients with effective advice with the best possible support and authority. It includes detailed analysis of important UK and European legislation and in-depth commentary on key cases.

    This new sixth edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account all the latest developments since the last edition published in 2016.

    Key updates include:

    • Coverage of the most important new decisions of the Courts and other decision-making bodies, and legislation (eg Unjustified Threats legislation of 2017);
    • The implementation by the UK of the 'recast' EU Harmonisation Directive of 2015;
    • Detailed treatment of the consequences of the exit of the UK from the EU (including a brand new chapter) and coverage of measures ensuring that proprietors of EU Trade Marks and International Registrations designating the UK, also geographical indications will retain protection of their rights in the UK as well as in the other 27 EU Member States;
    • A comprehensive update of The European Union Trade Mark section (Part VIII) to incorporate relevant changes to the EUTM law and regime, and new decisions that will continue to be of relevance to businesses world-wide;
    • Inclusion of references to important decisions of the EU institutions, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court, which continue to be an important part of jurisprudence relevant to UK trade mark law;
    • Updated 'Consolidated' versions of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Trade Marks Rules 2008, and the full text of the 2015 Directive included as Annexes.

    Source: Morcom on Trade Marks

    The new Sixth Edition of International Family Law Practice will publish this month.

    This major practitioner reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the international elements of English law and also includes all relevant source material.

    • Fully updated throughout, including the implications of the UK's final departure from the EU.
    • Provides timely, practical and expert advice on Brexit and related international matters, at a time of unrivalled uncertainty
    • Provides an unparalleled width of specialist coverage, with chapters dealing with key topics such as recognition of foreign marriages and divorce, same-sex and cohabitation relationships, financial provision after an overseas divorce, marital agreements, child abduction, child relocation, surrogacy, international adoption, enforcement and registration of orders, stays in the UK, Europe and worldwide, pensions, trusts, Islamic Law, immigration issues and forced marriage.
    • Useful practical chapters dealing with service, affidavits and statements of truth, evidence, cross border alternative dispute resolution, international judicial collaboration and legal aid.
    • Indispensable appendices which not only contain the disparate relevant domestic and international legislation but also various Protocols and international Declarations.

    Source: International Family Law Practice Sixth edition

    The new fifth edition of Public Rights of Way and Access to Land will publish this month.

    Public Rights of Way and Access to Land explains the creation and loss of public rights of way and access to land, how their existence can be ascertained, and the nature of the obligations to maintain and manage them. It is a vital resource for both practitioners in local authorities and planning departments, and with landowners and their advisers.

    This new edition will offer coverage of all relevant recent developments, including:

    • The Anti-Social Behavior Crime and Policing Act 2014
    • The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
    • The Deregulation Act 2015
    • Statutory Instruments and important case law
    • The latest Government guidance and ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic.

    Source: Public Rights of Way and Access to Land Fifth Edition