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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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Termination of employment: best-practice guide — Australia

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Bristol’s Davis Wood revealed as executors of pensioner’s Government bequest

The name partners at Bristol-based Davis Wood are understood to be the executors behind the will of a pensioner who specified that all the proceeds of her estate were to be paid to ”whichever Government is in office.” According to the list of party political donations published by the Electoral Commission yesterday, a “Ms Joan […]

Irwin Mitchell enters the City big league

What’s going on at Irwin Mitchell? Once known primarily as an insurance powerhouse, the firm has been busy setting out its new commercial stall under the banner of its ‘business legal services’ division. Over the past 18 months, it has hired more than 12 lateral partners to the team including four DLA Piper commercial property […]

UK Takeover Code — changes afoot for some AIM companies

By Simon McLeod The UK Takeover Code, operated by the Takeover Panel, is the regulatory regime that governs the majority of public takeovers in the UK. The Takeover Code is an evolving document and changes occur, normally following a consultation process, fairly regularly. The last set of major changes was introduced in September 2011. These […]

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Tollers contemplates ABS as PEP soars by 69 per cent

Northampton firm Tollers is contemplating a possible ABS launch for its consumer-focused arm as the firm reports a 69 per cent increase in its net profit for 2012/13. Tollers reported a 1 per cent turnover increase for 2012/13 from £8.4m to £8.5m. The firm’s net profit, however, saw a 69 per cent jump to £1.55m […]

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