Clarkslegal is the leading dispute resolution practice in the Thames Valley known for our sophisticated and commercial approach. Whatever stage your problem is at, we can assist with straightforward, cost-effective legal advice and guidance. We often have high-profile and high-value instructions from leading commercial and public sector clients.
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Trade secrets and confidentiality are the life blood of many businesses. So what happens if a trusted employee walks out to set up in competition, helping himself to those very secrets in the process? We are very experienced in dealing with the challenges of such a situation and regularly act for both employers and employees. We know that speed is of the essence, both to protect the business itself and also to meet the deadlines expected by the Court.
We know that intellectual property issues require highly specialised advice, but that our clients appreciate someone who understands the business context. We help our clients protect their IP and also advise on the best ways to commercially exploit their IP assets.
Notice on Extensions of the stay on possession proceedings and ban on forfeiture
The temporary stay on possession proceedings, which was due to expire on 25 June 2020, will be extended until at least 23 August 2020. The stay includes proceedings for possession of both residential and commercial properties and the ban on forfeiture for non-payment of rent has also been extended, until 30 September 2020.
The stay does not prevent proceedings from being issued; however, they will not progress until after the expiry of the stay. As there is likely to be a significant backlog when the stay is lifted, landlords who have already served a notice may want to consider issuing proceedings now to ensure that they are already in the queue. Any landlords whose notices may expire before the expiry of the stay should also consider issuing proceedings now.