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Innovation is the current buzzword in the legal industry. Scan the management team at any top 50 UK law firm and ‘innovation’ will likely appear in at least one person’s title. Go to a legal awards event and there will almost certainly be a category dedicated to innovation. Speak to any managing partner and they […]

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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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