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  • Dr Nathalie Moreno speaking at the IT Law Summer School at Cambridge University

    10 July 2017

    Dr. Nathalie Moreno will be speaking at the IT Law Summer School 2017, hosted by Cambridge University on the 3 August 2017. Nathalie will be speaking on the topic of 'Cybersecurity and breach under the GDPR'.

  • The CMA’s fight with online gambling companies

    10 July 2017

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is upping the ante against online gambling companies by increasing its enforcement action against those suspected of breaching consumer law. The CMA believes that often customers are not getting the deal they expected when signing up, due to misleading promotions and unfair terms within the promotion.

  • Ignore Japanese knotweed at your peril!

    07 July 2017

    Japanese knotweed is an invasive non-native species and is problematic because it can cause physical damage to land and buildings, particularly through spreading roots. During the summer months, it can grow up to 10 centimetres a day and roots can extend to a depth of three metres and up to seven metres laterally. The presence of knotweed can have a significant and detrimental effect on the marketability and insurability of property and may also adversely affect value.

  • Rates debate - Re-development or disrepair?

    07 July 2017

    Business rates have been big news recently following the Government’s controversial revaluation which took effect from 1 April 2017. Against the backdrop of all this negativity, the Supreme Court decision of Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v S J & J Monk [2017] at least provided some positive news for those carrying out developments or refurbishments of property.

  • Digital Economy Act 2017 - the new Electronic Communications Code

    07 July 2017

    The Code was first introduced in 1984. It was then called the Telecommunications Code, and addressed the installation of landline equipment. Revisions in 2003 extended the scope to incorporate digital technology, but problems with the amended Code soon emerged.

  • Seller/Landlord beware! You need to take care with replies to preliminary enquiries

    07 July 2017

    As part of any commercial property transaction a seller/landlord will usually be required to provide to the prospective buyer/tenant replies to a set of pre-contract enquiries (known as “preliminary enquiries”) – typically using the standard form Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) .

  • Tenants still can’t assign to their guarantors

    07 July 2017

    There are often very good reasons why a lease would be assigned to a guarantor (e.g. corporate restructuring or the tenant’s insolvency). However, a case in 2016 - EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd - decided that such an assignment would be void at law, even if all parties agreed to it.

  • Could a timely PIA have helped save the Royal Free from falling foul of data protection laws?


    07 July 2017

    For many organisations, the acronym PIA represents a Painfully Inconvenient Ask (if not something far less polite). But Privacy Impact Assessments are set to be a key way of meeting the General Data Protection Regulation’s accountability requirement, and their importance is illustrated by the outcome of a recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  • Property fraud is on the rise, how are you protecting your assets?

    07 July 2017

    Fraud involves a person dishonestly and deliberately deceiving a victim for personal gain of property or money. Anyone can be a victim of fraud and the increasingly sophisticated methods that fraudsters are using to target property owners should not be ignored.

  • A milestone for R&D agreements?

    06 July 2017

    R&D agreements can often cover commercially significant and highly technical subject areas. In Astex Therapeutics Limited v AstraZeneca AB [2017] EWHC 1442 (Ch) the court has had to decide on the interpretation of an R&D agreement and whether certain “collaboration compounds” were within the scope of the agreement, triggering milestone payments or not.

  • Michael Burd comments for The Guardian on drunken promotion promises


    06 July 2017

    Michael Burd has commented in an article for The Guardian which discusses the legalities of drunken promotion promises, following the recent news that Sports Direct founder, Mike Ashley is being taken to court for refusing to pay £15million he had promised in the pub.

  • David Willbe discusses startup basics in setting up your business with Collider

    Press Release

    05 July 2017

    Corporate Finance Partner, David Willbe, discusses the legal minefield of setting up a startup, from incorporating a business to options and shares, and gives his best practice advise on setting up a new business in Collider’s latest podcast.

  • Lewis Silkin featured in PM Forum: Top 5 GDPR issues for.. professional service firms

    05 July 2017

    Lewis Silkin's recent article: 'Top 5 GDPR issues for... professional service firms' has been featured in the PM Forum's monthly roundup of 'latest news and unique insights from experts and thought leaders in the field'.

  • Employment status – the power of three: employee, worker and self-employed

    04 July 2017

    In an article for Employment Solicitor, Karen Baxter takes a look at recent cases which have tested the boundaries of employment status and assess how employers can keep pace with the changing market as the world of work evolves.

  • Size doesn’t matter (so says the ICO about recipients of big fines for data breaches)

    03 July 2017

    If you thought that you’re too small a business to have to bother about data protection, then think again.

  • Natasha Hotson cited in Vogue magazine: An Italian Living in London On Brexit Britain

    03 July 2017

    Natasha Hotson has been mentioned in an article for Vogue magazine where Italian born Cristina Ruiz discusses her experience as an Italian living in London since the Brexit referendum.

  • Voulez-vous retoucher moi? New French law on retouching advertising images of models

    03 July 2017

    From the beginning of 2017, French law has required the inclusion of the words “Photographie retouchée” on any photos used in a commercial context (such as advertising) in which the body shape or silhouette of a model has been adjusted using image processing software.

  • Lewis Silkin cited in the HR Director: Is there any need for a Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights?

    03 July 2017

    Lewis Silkin has been mentioned in an article for the HR Director which draws on the recent survey undertaken by the firm, in partnership with the CIPD: ‘Employment regulation in the UK: burden or benefit?.

  • The new rules on HFSS foods… a NUTshell!

    30 June 2017

    Last December CAP announced some new restrictions on the use of HFSS (high fat, salt, and sugar) foods in non-broadcast advertising. These changes come into force tomorrow (1 July 2017) which means that any existing advertisements which do not comply with the new rules will need to be amended or withdrawn. There is one exception to this if you can demonstrate that your media space was booked before the rules were announced on 8 December 2016.

  • People with Significant Control - changes in force from Monday 26 June 2017

    29 June 2017

    With very little advance notice as to the detail, notable changes regarding the disclosure regime for people with significant control (PSCs) of UK companies and LLPs came into force on Monday 26 June 2017.

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