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The art of connoisseurship through judicial eyes: the law of negligence and fine art attribution News - Briefing

Date: 07/09/2015 Authors : Isabel Paintin

This article was first published in the July 2015 edition of Art, Antiquity and Law, reproduced here with kind permission of the editor.

Putting the use back into Art - the rise of Art Lending News - Briefing

Date: 05/05/2015 Authors : Bethan Waters, James Carleton

Oscar Wilde (who once wrote that "all art is quite useless") would probably have had something to say about the recent resurgence of the art lending market. In a post-Lehman world where borrowers and lenders alike are looking to explore alternative forms of finance and security, the lucrative wor...

Information Matters: UK Copyright infringement exceptions – update. News - Briefing

Date: 05/02/2015 Authors : Peter Wienand

In July last year we issued a briefing concerning the five new statutory instruments governing exceptions to UK copyright infringement, and as of 1 October 2014 the final two have now come into effect.  In addition there has been some significant case law from Europe which has offered preliminary...

UK Copyright infringement exceptions – how the changes will affect you. News - Briefing

Date: 15/07/2014 Authors : Peter Wienand

As of 1 June this year, the first of five new statutory instruments governing exceptions to UK copyright infringement came into effect. The changes to the relevant sections of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”) apply to works including books, photographs, music and film and have...

Consumer rights are changing – how will they affect you and your organisation? News - Briefing

Date: 27/05/2014 Authors : Kitty Turner 

Various protections have, of course, been in place for many years in respect of how organisations must treat the consumers that they contract with. For this sector, these will include, for example, customers, members and visitors. These protections have however recently been overhauled – and...

Contested Wills: Knowledge and Approval in Brennan – v – Prior News - Briefing

Date: 11/02/2014 Authors : Caroline Pearce, Adam Carvalho TEP

The recently reported case of Brennan v Prior provides a useful illustration of how the Courts assess claims that a testator lacked knowledge of, or did not approve, the contents of his or her Will. This briefing summarises the test the Court will apply, before turning to the facts of the case.

Update on recent and forthcoming employment law changes News - Briefing

Date: 30/10/2013 Authors : David Hunt

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act ( ERRA 2013 ) was passed on 25 April 2013, paving the way for a number of significant changes to be made to employment legislation and practice.  Please click on the link below to see a timetable listing recent and forthcoming changes.

Employment Bulletin - June 2013 News - Briefing

Date: 21/06/2013 Authors :

In our June 2013 Employment Bulletin we summarise some of the new legislation due to come into force over the next year. Reforms include changes to the current whistleblowing regime, new tribunal fees, new employment tribunal procedural rules and the new ACAS Code of Practice on Settlement...

UK Supreme Court unanimously dismisses an attack on the corporate veil principle News - Briefing

Date: 18/02/2013 Authors : James Price

UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of VTB Capital plc -v- Nutritek International Corp and others [2013] UKSC5.