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  • The future of employment law – Taylor-ed to fit?

    11 July 2017

    The Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, commissioned by the prime minister last October and chaired by Matthew Taylor, has produced its long awaited report.

  • Agile working – the legal alarm bells that should be ringing

    11 July 2017

    The days of a stuffy office environment are gradually becoming a thing of the past. Over the years a move has been made away from cellular offices to the more popular open plan set up – however for many companies, especially those in creative industries, open plan offices are no longer enough. This is a key issue for tenants in office premises as they consider what to do with the space they are in.

  • The ICO cracking down on the use of personal data to promote online gambling

    10 July 2017

    The ICO has learned that there has been a "large numbers of spam texts linked to the gambling sector", and is therefore clamping down on how companies/affiliates use personal data to promote online gambling.

  • Real Estate update 2017

    10 July 2017

    Welcome to our July 2017 Real Estate Update, which brings you the latest news and most interesting developments affecting corporate occupiers, landlords, developers and investors across the industry. We’ve included some topical articles, updates on recent cases and some horizon gazing on the impact of upcoming legislation. We have also included some of our recent press coverage and new and updated client guides

  • The Gambling Commission serve some stark warnings to operators

    10 July 2017

    The Gambling Commission has slapped its first advertising-related fine against an online gambling operator for advertising that was deemed to fall foul of social responsibility rules and come to a settlement with another operator.

  • 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.

  • Lewis Silkin attends The Law Society LGBT roundtable: Out in the open

    10 July 2017

    Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has recently attended a discussion on diversity and equality in the legal profession, hosted by The Law Society.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    Inbrief

    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.

  • 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) .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael Burd comments for The Guardian on drunken promotion promises

    Press

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 advice 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

    Press

    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.

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