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The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
Important changes to the UK’s competition law regime came into effect on 1 April 2014. This article highlights the principal changes of which businesses need to be aware.
The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Changes to distance selling rules download
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into effect from 13 June 2014.
Charles Shearman (t/a Charles Shearman Agencies) v Hunter Boot Ltd concerned a claim by a commercial agent following the termination of his agency.
Does a contract have to be signed to be valid? Should I execute the document as a deed? Walker Morris answers these questions and more.
Where a buyer wrongfully neglects or refuses to accept and pay for goods, the seller may bring an action for damages for non-acceptance.
Broadly speaking, the competition regime will continue as before with the same basic rules. However, the opportunity has been taken to reinforce the CMA’s powers.
Although no definite date was given for the regulations under the Charities Act 2011 enabling charitable companies to convert to a CIO, these were expected in ‘early 2014’.
Contracts that do not state their duration or explain how to deal with their termination can be terminated by one or both of the contractual parties giving reasonable notice.
The law has established a party’s right to claim privilege over certain documents to keep them out of legal proceedings.
The Court of Appeal has found a director personally liable for the legal costs of an action brought against his company.
Amazon and trademark infringement download
Cosmetics manufacturer Lush has successfully claimed against the online retailer Amazon for trademark infringement.
In Jack Wills v House of Fraser (Stores), the issue was whether House of Fraser’s use of a pigeon logo on clothing infringed Jack Wills’ registered trademark.
The costs decision in Bocacina Ltd v Boca Cafes Ltd followed the trial judgment in which the claimant succeeded in a passing-off action against a café business.
In Fage UK v Chobani UK Ltd, the claimant, FAGE, was a Greek manufacturer of yoghurt and its UK distributor.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the eagerly anticipated Game administration.
Steve Webb has confirmed that the government is ‘actively exploring’ if it can amend the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) legislation in regard to employer insolvency.