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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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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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Solicitors control over 90 per cent of the conveyancing market. So why are they being told to radically rethink the way they operate? asks Chris Fogarty Thousands of firms will have to address how they carry out conveyancing this year or face the prospect of being swept off their financial feet, according to solicitors engineering […]

In brief: Bircham & Co boosts private client unit

Westminster firm Bircham & Co has beefed up its private client department with the recruitment of three lawyers from City firms. Peter Davies and his assistant Robert Moore have defected from Nabarro Nathanson’s Reading office. Davies joins as a consultant. Judith Morris also arrives as a consultant after 20 years at Freshfields.

Glaisyers loses team to Pannones

In a second blow to Manchester firm Glaisyers its five-strong construction team in Manchester, headed by partner Tom Ellis, has been poached by Pannone & Partners. The move follows the defection to Pannones of Glaisyers’ head of company and commercial, Mark Hodge, which was reported in The Lawyer last week. Ellis said that he and […]

Leading lights open Bar training centre

FOUR of the profession’s leading women gathered at the Inns of Court School of Law last week at the opening of its £1m training centre. Cherie Booth QC, who officially opened the centre, was joined by Bar Council chairman Heather Hallett QC, Lady Justice Butler-Sloss and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dame Barbara Mills QC. […]

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