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The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

Exclusion clauses under the spotlight: UCTA reasonableness

By Perran Jervis In decisions handed down one day apart, the Court of Appeal concluded that a far-reaching exclusion clause which limited liability for negligence was reasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), whereas an exclusion clause in a lease (in the form of a non-reliance clause) was not. The decisions emphasise that […]

Currency, cost calculations and contractual clarity

Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…

Belgian draft Trade Secrets Act: opportunities for the life sciences sector

On 8 June 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted. The main purpose of the Directive was to harmonise and enhance the protection of trade secrets EU-wide and to thus create an innovation-friendly environment for businesses. The EU Member States had to implement this Directive by 9 June 2018. Belgium missed the deadline, but […]

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There can be all manner of things that scupper a merger: pensions, poison pills, potential litigation etc. But one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes was surprised to hear that a series of cartoons nearly blew SAS Lawyers’ merger with Daniels Solicitors in Cheshire. All of SAS Daniels’ lawyers are illustrated in caricature on the firm’s website. Daniels […]

TLT Solicitors lands new risk director

TLT Solicitors lands new risk director” />John Verry has joined Bristol-based firm TLT Solicitors as its new director of risk from Lockton, an international risk services provider, where he was director of risk and quality. He has also previously worked closely with Charles Russell in setting up its risk and compliance functions. TLT’s partnership grewby […]

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Tulkinghorn extends a hirsute hello to Linklaters corporate partners Charlie Jacobs, Richard Youle and Owen Clay. Normally clean-shaven, you may notice something growing on their top lips in the coming weeks. The ‘tached trio is raising money to battle prostate cancer for global charity Movember, which encourages men to “grow a mo” during the month […]

Paris Smith acts on HMS acquisition

South Coast firm Paris Smith & Randall has advised on the £22m acquisition of Hazard Management Solutions (HMS), a UK company specialising in terrorist threat advice to global clients. The company was bought by Vanguard Response Systems, part of the international counter-terrorist equipment systems provider Allen-Vanguard Corporation, which was advised by Reading firm Morgan Cole. […]

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