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...a little bit of law - The Private Rented Sector
At its widest, the private rented sector in the UK comprises any property that is privately owned and which is rented to individuals as their principal home.
The Bribery Act 2010 and its impact on the advertising industry
It has been called the ‘toughest bribery legislation in the world’ and has been rumoured to spell the end for corporate hospitality, media rebates and the client lunch, but what are the real implications of the Bribery Act 2010 for the advertising industry?
Contests, games and draws: The UK sales promotion law
The Gambling Act 2005, which came into force on 1st September 2007, includes a number of provisions that impact directly upon the legality of promotional contests, games and draws in the UK. It does not extend to Northern Ireland, however, which can have significant consequences.
Protecting your reputation via your legal and regulatory rights
“The exercise of restraint over the media by means of the threat and/or use of all available legal and regulatory mechanisms” - The deinition of Meda Management
The English Court Process: A guide for parties from outside the jurisdiction
The English courts are regularly chosen as the forum for the resolution of disputes, even between parties who do not have any other link to the jurisdiction. English judges are used to dealing with cases where one or both parties are not located within the jurisdiction and regularly deal with cases where initial applications concern a dispute over jurisdiction. This guide provides an outline of the civil litigation process in the English courts. It sets out the key points to bear in mind when bringing or defending a claim in England.
Section 106 Agreements - a note for anyone developing land
When granting planning permission for development, local planning authorities often impose planning obligations on the party promoting the development. These obligations are usually contained in what are known as Section 106 Agreements or Planning Agreements – separate legal agreements that sit alongside the planning permission. Those agreements will, generally, bind the land to which the planning permission relates – so anyone who owns that land will be bound by the obligations.
The purpose of this guide is to help you should you need to identify the extent of a site or ownership and responsibility of boundaries.
Guernsey Image Rights
Famous sportspeople, entertainers The Bailiwick of Guernsey, the small British Crown dependency in the English Channel known as an offshore tax haven, has achieved a ‘world first’ by establishing a unique registered image rights regime.
A New Era for Consumer Rights
It has long been recognised that UK consumer law is not clear enough. Even the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) website says it is out of date, confusing and incomplete.
With businesses at times paying many millions to associate themselves with an event it is not surprising that their competitors engage in ‘ambush marketing’.
Getting out of a contract FAQs
In order to obtain value for money, it is not unusual for commercial contracts to be entered into for a long period of time. Often well over a year. It is not surprising that over the life of the contract, the economic climate may change.