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By Gwendoline Davies, James Crayton Gwendoline Davies, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, and James Crayton, a partner in the Commercial Contracts Team, offer practical advice arising from the recent case of Volumatic v Ideas for Life [1], which highlights the risks of doing business in the absence of a concluded contract. Why is this case of interest? […]

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By David Asker A guarantor is an individual who is agreeing to pay the rent if the tenant defaults on payments. Guarantors can often be necessary when renting to students or those in part time or low paid work, but any landlord can ask for a guarantor agreement if they feel there might be an element […]

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By David Asker The Government is holding a consultation covering additional legal support for those facing eviction or repossession. Currently, the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free advice on the day to anyone at risk of eviction or repossession, this service is not means tested and is therefore available to anyone who finds themselves […]

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By Wolfgang Tichy, Gunther Leissler, Serap Aydin On 1 October 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) provided guidance on whether website operators may obtain consent to the use of cookies via a preselected tick-box. 1   Background of the case A German company organised a promotional lottery on its website. It obtained the consent of […]

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By Gunther Leissler, Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Case: C‑18/18; Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek vs Facebook Ireland Limited On 3 October 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) provided guidance on Social Media operators obligations to monitor their networks for “hate speech”. 1 Background of the case In 2016 Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, a (former) Austrian politician, was exposed […]

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