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By David Asker Residential evictions The Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. Here is the press notice. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]

COVID19 – possession update

By David Asker Residential evictions As you may be aware, the Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]

Complete ban on eviction and protection for renters announced

By David Asker The Government has announced a package of support to renters, this support includes: Protection from eviction for renters Emergency legislation will be rushed through to suspend evictions from both social housing and privately rented accommodation. There will be no further residential possession proceedings through applications to the court. This will, of course, […]

Illegal raves

By David Asker Unlicensed underground raves are on the increase, there is a thriving community of people engaged and ready to party in any empty commercial space. Social networks and communication The rise in raves coincides with more and more ways to communicate securely, with Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all being ways to engage with […]

Taking control of goods and the sale process

By David Asker Valuation The valuation process means that the enforcement agent is required to obtain a valuation, the debtor is also given an opportunity to obtain an independent valuation if they so wish. The valuation is given in writing by the enforcement agent and this is shared with the debtor and any co-owner. Enforcement […]

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.

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