Law, Technology & Time For A Change

Tosin Legal News

Technology is as natural (some say important) in our everyday lives as the wind, rain and sunshine.  It’s also bringing an acceleration of change into every sectors, revolutionising industries and restructuring the way that whole markets operate. Until recently, law was resolutely resisting change.  A conservative space with incumbents happy to retain the status quo, there was no internal drivers …

Has the UK hit the brakes on Uber? Transport for London revokes Ubers' licence.

Has The UK Hit The Brakes On Uber? Transport For London Revokes Ubers’ License

Linkilaw Business News, Legal Advice, Legal News

Uber Loses UK Licence Potentially Spelling An End For The Company In The UK It’s official. Prepare for September 30th. Transport for London, the regulator for transport across the city, has stripped Uber of its licence to operate in London. Why? It was deemed they were not ‘fit and proper’ to hold the license. Uber will not be allowed to …

crowd justice has arrived

Crowd Justice Has Arrived And You Need To Get Involved

Linkilaw Business News, Legal News

Crowd Justice: Innovation In Legal Crowdfunding To Bridge The Justice Gap At Linkilaw We Share The View That A Fundamental Cornerstone Of The Law Is That Access To Justice Should Be Available To All. And that’s just what Crowd Justice are doing. About Crowd Justice Headed by Julia Salasky, a former UN lawyer and City firm Linklaters associate, CrowdJustice is the …

Linkilaw buys LawyerFair

Linkilaw Buys LawyerFair: Growing The Legal Marketplace Space

Linkilaw Business News, Legal News

Linkilaw Buys LawyerFair: Growing The Legal Marketplace How Linkilaw’s Acquisition of LawyerFair Has Created One of UK’s Biggest Legal Marketplaces – Giving More Startups the Opportunity to Scale Up. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin noted that ‘first mover advantage’ is not necessarily dependent on launch, but on ability to scale and grow. This is relevant to business at large, but …

media law

Media Law: Why Duran Duran Lost Their Copyright Suit

Linkilaw Intellectual Property, Legal News, Media Law

Duran Duran once sang that they won’t cry for yesterday, but a contract signed in their past has cost them copyrights on their own material in the present, and seemingly forever. Recently the famous band lost a High Court ruling in which it sought to reclaim the US rights to some of its most famous songs. The band was basing …

british bill of rights

What Is The British Bill Of Rights?

Linkilaw Legal News

What Is The British Bill Of Rights? The rumours have been officially confirmed. Although repeatedly delayed, the UK’s Humans Rights Act will now be replaced by the Bill of Rights, assured the new Justice Secretary Liz Truss in a recent interview for BBC Radio 4. While Truss would not disclose the timeframe for publication of the Bill nor other particularities, …

What The Housing And Planning Act Means For Landlords

Linkilaw Commercial Property, Legal News

The Housing and Planning Act, passed in May of 2016, changed many things in the housing market. This post focuses on the changes that were made that will impact landlords, and what landlords can expect moving forward. Note, the Housing and Planning Act only applies within England. When laws change, it can be hard to keep up with the new …

#LegalFails: The Winklevoss Twins Got It So Wrong

Linkilaw Legal News

In 2010, David Fincher’s movie “The Social Network”, based on the story behind the creation of Facebook, caused a lot of buzz and interest around the Winklevoss Twins and their infamous lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for a social network while the three of them were students at Harvard University. What …