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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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As 2014 ends and a new year begins, it is natural to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. From conversations with a wide range of lawyers, I suspect that for many, their future plans will involve exploring ways to work differently, with freelance lawyering an increasingly popular option. It’s important prospective freelancers […]

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11 Stone Buildings is recommended as a leading set in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution.  It specialises in all aspects of business litigation, utilising its knowledge and experience in other areas of law, including banking and finance, civil fraud, company, insolvency, IP, IT, partnership and real estate.  Members have particular expertise of conflict of laws and jurisdictional […]

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The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Gedling BC v Timmins.   This is a green belt policy case that casts some doubt, but reaches no definitive conclusion, on earlier decisions that said development that is not inappropriate in the green belt is confined to the descriptions in paragraphs 89 and 90 of the Framework. […]

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11 Stone Buildings has a core team of barristers specialising in succession and trusts work. The team is experienced in administration of estates, charities, Court of Protection work, estate planning, Inheritance Act claims, probate, settlements, trusts and wills. Click here for more information. This information was sourced from the 11 Stone Buildings site.

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