This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 31 May 2015

The race is on to make online shopping easier for consumers, and this week Eversheds looks at the increased use of ‘digital wallets’, a discussion that stems from the news that Visa Europe is expanding its digital wallet service. Digital wallet services allow consumers to store multiple card details online and select quickly which they wish to use., as Visa’s service is known, will be available to most UK shoppers by the end of 2015.

According to Visa Europe 68 per cent of shoppers abandon their online shopping baskets. If this could be improved retailers could see turnover soar. However, there are a number of hurdles to jump when creating digital wallets – especially ones that can be used across multiple retailers. The Data Protection Act is one such hurdle… Click here for more information.

Gateley looks at the difficulty of valuing a company’s IP rights (IPR) during insolvency, but lists some key indicators that can help determine value. One factor to consider is whether the IPR is patented, and registered trademarks are often valued more highly than unregistered ones. Click here for more information.

Meanwhile, Collyer Bristow examines schools and the question of parental responsibility. Parents have a number of rights when it comes to getting information about their child’s education. When a child reaches 18 data protection issues arise, but the line is blurred for 16 and 17-year-olds who wish to block estranged parents’ access to their school reports. Click here for more information.

Top five briefings by law firm 
Eversheds: Digital wallets – the future for retailers Download
Bates Wells Braithwaite: A Bill of Rights – should employers be concerned? Download
Gateley: Big changes to insolvency rules Download
B P Collins: EU exit would hamper employer influence Download
Collyer Bristow: Parental responsibility at the school gate Download
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Top five briefings by practice area 
Company: Focus on communications mapping Download
Intellectual property: Uncovering IP value during insolvency Download
Real estate: Immigration: is mandatory licensing the right approach? Download
Litigation: Good faith? Good question: whether a duty of good faith should be implied Download
Employment: How will the Modern Slavery Act affect your business? Download
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Top five briefings by region 
Asia-Pacific: New free trade zones to encourage investment in China Download
Middle East & Africa: Egypt: capital gains tax suspended on share disposals Download
Offshore: Making a will in Guernsey Download
UK & Europe: EU: innovation incentives and state aid Download
US & The Americas: AdTech and Monetisation update: supercookies; EU to regulate platforms; and more Download
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