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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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SJ Berwin makes double hire

SJ Berwin has secured two new partners for its corporate and commercial litigation practices in a bid to increase the firm’s exposure within the European private equity market. Private equity transactional specialist Tim Wright joins the firm’s corporate department from Clifford Chance today (11 October), while Michael Bywell will join commercial litigation from DLA on […]

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Inns-based chambers risk falling foul of disability laws

Chambers housed in the Inns of Court are struggling to comply with new laws governing the treatment of disabled people that were introduced this month. The new laws, which form part of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), mean employers and service providers are now required to treat disabled people identically to the able-bodied or […]

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