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52 Bedford Row
WC1R 4LR London
United Kingdom
E: wedlakebell@legalknowledgeportal.com
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At Wedlake Bell we have created a working culture that enables our people to offer consistently high standards of client service. We differ from other firms because the partners who are ultimately responsible for any particular matter are actively involved with the day-to-day work. Our strategic vision is to be one of the most prestigious independent law firms of our type in London, highly respected and well liked. Unlike many of our competitors, we still believe in partner involvement and partner accessibility. Our ambition is to be the law firm of choice for clients because we deliver commercial and creative solutions for their businesses. We aim to achieve this goal through sustained investment in managing knowledge and information and by creating a working culture that enables our people to offer consistently high standards of client service. We go the extra mile.
Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

In response to calls for greater transparency within the private equity industry in the UK, Sir David Walker headed the creation of what has become known as the Walker Guidelines (the Guidelines). Published in November 2007, the Guidelines request, inter alia, that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised private equity firms ... Read More »

Revisions to the UK Code

Revisions to the UK Code

The Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) is the gatekeeper for the standards of corporate governance for the largest listed companies on the London market.   The FRC regularly reviews and refreshes the UK Corporate Governance Code (the UK Code) and has done so again recently.   The September 2014 revision of the ... Read More »

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

The Law Reports are littered with examples of failures by celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters to prevent third parties using their images, or the images of those fictional characters, on merchandise. Examples of well-known “losers” include Tarzan, the rock band Linkin Park, the pop group Abba, the ... Read More »

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