Commercial Forecast

Welcome to our Commercial Forecast. We 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.

Most recent editions

Q2 2017 Commercial Forecast

In this edition we look at insider threats to organisations, opportunities to claim tax credits for research and development expenses, protection of online brands when using Google advertising services, employment law changes following the Spring Budget and an update on developments in the UK fintech industry.

Q1 2017 Commercial Forecast

In the first edition of 2017, we cover a broad range of topics including how you should prepare for the GDPR; corporate governance reforms and non-financial reporting of PIEs.

Q4 2016 Commercial Forecast

The range of topics covered in this edition is typically broad, ranging from the Corporate Governance Inquiry, EU developments in relation to payment services and copyright reform, the comparative benefits of arbitration -v- litigation in the light of Brexit, and the government's proposed apprenticeship levy.

Q3 2016 Commercial Forecast: Brexit Edition 

In this edition we focus on the outcome of the Brexit referendum and some of the legal issues that arise. 

Q2 2016 Commercial Forecast

Here we discuss the base erosion and profit sharing project, the new specialist financial court, Registered Community Designs and EU Trade Mark reforms.

Q1 2016 Commercial Forecast

In this issue we look at the gender pay gap, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and shortened and flexible trial schemes for commercial litigation.

Q4 2015 Commercial Forecast

In this edition we cover a broad range of topics including the "triple tax lock", the EU Trade Marks reform, the "Working Times Directive", charity fundraising practices and the EU Copyright reform.

Q3 2015 Commercial Forecast

Focussing on a variety of issues including the new cyber security guidelines, selective distribution arrangements and the next stage for FIFA.

Q2 2015 Commercial Forecast

Covering issues as diverse as the tough new regulatory regime for bankers, to caste discrimination and ebay-style justice for smaller disputes, we help to keep our business clients in the know about a range of legal developments.

Q1 2015 Commercial Forecast 

Our first edition discusses the European Data Protection Regulation, shared parental leave, the Small Business and Enterprise Bill and crowdfunding. 

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