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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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Pump Court loses fourth senior clerk

London’s premier tax set Pump Court has parted company with its latest senior clerk, understood to be its fourth in the last 10 years. The Lawyer understands that Graham Kettle left Pump Court Tax Chambers after returning from two weeks leave. The chambers refuses to say if he has a new job to go to. […]

Financings

Denton Hall advised the Equitable Life Assurance Society on development of Basingstoke shopping centre Festival Place. The scheme is funded through a partnership between Equitable Life

Clifford Chance to up retirement age

Clifford Chance has increased its mandatory retirement age due to its merger with Rogers & Wells. The Lawyer understands that following the merger of the two firms in January, Clifford Chance partners will retire at 65, rather than 60 as they do now. The same retirement age will apply to Rogers & Wells partners, who […]

In brief: Kent Jones and Done

Kent Jones and Done in Stoke-on-Trent has recruited a partner to its corporate and commercial department from Pinsent Curtis. Andrew Tyrer was previously a senior associate at Pinsents.

Australian firm in u9m fraud payout

The partners of one of Australia’s most prestigious law firms, Allen Allen & Hemsley, have been found personally liable for A$22m (u9m), arising from the fraudulent activities of a former managing partner in the London office. The 100-partner firm, which is based in Sydney and Brisbane, has been rocked by a string of adverse judgments […]

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