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Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised Restore plc on its eighth and largest acquisition of the last two years, the latest deal, announced today and conditional on shareholder approval, being the acquisition of Harrow Green Group Limited for up to £7.25 million.

Harrow Green is the UK's market leader in office relocations and a provider of records management services to blue-chip customers nationwide, with a depot near Middleton in Manchester.

Predicting economic trends is not without perils at the best of times and there are simply far too many uncertain factors to give any realistic predictions for 2012. Those who optimistically predicted a recovery in 2011 last January were not rewarded, but it was certainly not a bad year for many businesses; it was simply much harder to achieve.

On Saturday 11th February 2012 trainee solicitors from Brabners Chaffe Street and their headline supporter Liverpool ONE will be hosting The Liverpool Food and Fashion Fair at The Hilton Liverpool ONE.

Tomorrow (14 March 2012) is implementation day for the Charities Act 2011 which will make Charities law easier to comprehend, says Stephen Claus, Partner and Head of Charities and Social Enterprise at Brabners Chaffe Street.

The Charities Act 2011 replaces most of the Charities Act 1992, 1993, and 2006. It also replaces in its entirety the recreational Charities Act 1958.

It does not replace the sections in the Charities Acts that deal with fund raising which have not yet taken effect e.g. charitable collections in public places.

Brabners Chaffe Street would like to congratulate AXA on their recent success at the prestigious B2B Marketing Awards where the launch of AXA's management liability policy was named ‘product launch of the year'.

From Thursday 26 May 2011, amendments to the Privacy and Electronic Communications. Regulations 2003 will change the law in relation to ‘cookies’. ‘Cookies’ are small data files 
which are downloaded from a website on to a user’s computer or device, allowing the website to recognise the device and recall information previously inputted by the user. Subject to strict exceptions (where use of cookies is ‘strictly necessary’) all websites will be required to obtain the consent of their users in order to continue using cookies. 
Online Marketing Communications on Companies’ own websites are now regulated by the ASA
As of 1st March 2011, the ASA remit now includes online marketing communications. This includes UK advertisers’ own marketing messages on their own websites and marketing communications in other online space under the advertiser’s control (such as social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter).

We have witnessed a marked increase in the number of cases being brought in this area which, coupled with recent case law, should send out a stark warning to employers.

While women undergoing IVF treatment may not be deemed "pregnant" under the regulations in this area, they will still be protected by sex discrimination laws, and particularly the EC Equal Treatment Directive.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Advocate General has delivered his opinion in the combined cases of Philips and Nokia. Philips was referred to CJEU from the Belgian courts while the Nokia case was referred from the UK.
For some time we have been talking to people about the significance of the public spending cuts which are now virtually, if not entirely, upon us. Many charities are aware they are going to suffer significant reduction in core funding. The world from 2011 onwards is going to be very different. In this article we take a look at the implications of a reduction in funding and what it might mean for organisations.