Case studies

Joanne Shelley, Head of Intellectual Property at Glenville Walker and Partners, explains the benefits of an IP audit. Do you own it? Can you use it? Are you making the most of it? Will people pay to use it? Intellectual Property allows businesses and individuals to own the work they create arising out of their innovation. All businesses own or use intellectual property, from your business and products names and logos, the contents of your website and social media campaigns, to the...

In a perhaps surprising move, a February 2017 report from the Ministry of Justice has called for certain criminals to be given the chance to plead guilty. In a week when people have been woken up by their Amazon’s Alexa devices laughing to itself, a justice system run by computers may seem almost like the Matrix. Fortunately, although this may sound like an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, the proposal isn’t quite as outlandish as it may sound. The report...

Christian Louboutin has been embroiled in a bitter Court battle against Van Haren to protect his signature scarlet sole since 2012, when the Dutch shoe retailer, Van Haren, launched high-heeled shoes with red soles as part of their Fifth Avenue by Halle Berry line. Louboutin claimed that this was an infringement of his trademarks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.  The Dutch Court in The Hague agreed and granted a temporary injunction against Van Haren.  In 2014 an appeal against this...

With Glenville Walker Consulting having recently launched its Banking Review Service, provided by Alistair Howard and Simon Robb, these regular articles/posts are designed to keep you abreast of the latest news in the Banking Sector, and provide some thoughtful pointers as to why you might want to periodically review your banking arrangements. Carillion – How Viable is the £100m Support Package? So, on Friday 2nd Feb 2018, the Official Receiver announced that some 377 Carillion staff were losing their jobs. Tragic for...

For any business with significant Debtors, previous experience of Bad Debts, current exposure to Carillion, Factoring or Invoice Discounting facilities or any practical experience of challenging cash flow, Credit Insurance can be a lifesaver! To the uninitiated, Credit Insurance provides insurance cover for a company Debtor Ledger on a case by case basis. Effectively each counterpart is insured (up to an agreed maximum), and cover is generally at 85-90% of the debt. Then, if the debtor can't or won't pay, the...