Q4 Commercial Forecast
Date Posted: 08/10/2015
Author: David Fletcher
Welcome to the Autumn edition of our Commercial Forecast.
We aim to help to keep our business clients in the know about a range of legal developments and issues that might affect them and the markets in which they operate. In this edition we cover a broad range of topics including the triple tax lock, the EU Trade Marks refor...
Volkswagen: History's Most Resilient Brand
Date Posted: 07/10/2015
Author: Anthony Misquitta
German automotive giant Volkswagen is in the papers again for all the wrong reasons as it battles to defend its reputation in the face of what could be a worldwide, multi-billion dollar fraud. However, if the brand emerges from all of this unscathed, or even stronger than it once was, this will be just the latest in a remarkable series of accidental...
Information Matters: The ICO finds a new safe harbour
Date Posted: 30/09/2015
Author: Owen O'Rorke
Ministers announced this month without much fanfare that both the ICO and the National Archive (at Kew) will be finding a new home in government – or, to use the official terminology, a new sponsor with policy responsibility for data protection. Previously this has been the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) but as of 17 September 2015 such responsibility has passed to the De...
Inn the Field of Play – September 2015
Date Posted: 29/09/2015
Author: Udo Onwere
2015 Rugby World Cup – Is there colour in the rainbow nation?
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is well under way with the odd shock result. As is often the case prior to global sports tournaments, there was a minor political controversy involving a national governing body even before a flag was waved at the openi...
Reform of EU Trade Marks
Date Posted: 24/09/2015
Author: Anthony Misquitta
On 1 April 1996 Tony Blair's vision for a new Labour Party was in its ascendency, the British public was still reeling from the news that Take That had split up and the very first Community Trade Mark Application was filed. Almost 20 years later Jeremy Corbyn's vision for a new (or perhaps old) Labour Party is in its ascendency, the British...
Date Posted: 22/09/2015
Author: Diana Davidson and Debbie Pennington
Our initial comments on the Chancellor's announcement of new rules for non-doms are set out in our briefing of 9 July 2015.
More information has since emerged, though substantial amounts of detail remain to be worked out by the Treasury.
Contract Law Update: Contract "does exactly what it says on the tin"
Date Posted: 17/09/2015
Author: Jane Randell
Rules of interpretation underpin much of English contract law. While not making new law, in a recent and helpful judgment the Supreme Court has reviewed (again) the issue of contract interpretation and provided some clarity on the role to be played by commercial common sense. The Court held that commercial common sense and the desire to p...
Reading the Riot Act
Date Posted: 14/09/2015
Author: Andrew Wade
The Article first appeared in the 8th August Issue of the Estates Gazette, reproduced here by kind of permission of the editor.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Date Posted: 08/09/2015
Author: Sarah von Schmidt
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced the new Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) which replaced the Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) on 1 October 2007.
This briefing considers both the changes that the Act introduced and the purpose of an LPA.
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