April 2013 Archive

Reform to the funding and running of professional negligence claims

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Recently, the legal landscape has undergone some fundamental changes in the way litigation is funded and conducted. More …

VAT and hot food: The Subway saga continues

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The VAT treatment of food has always been a complex and confusing area, and many Subway franchisees now feel that it is also unfairly inconsistent. More …

Funding the gap – SEIS and EIS

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It is widely acknowledged that the success and growth of SMEs is integral for the UK's return to a stable growth economy. More …

Must franchisors act in good faith towards their franchisees?

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Unlike many other legal jurisdictions, English law has not generally recognised or imposed a general duty on parties to a contract to perform that contract in good faith other than in respect of particular types of contracts e.g. contracts of insurance or employment. More …

Copyrighting art and designs: All change?

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The UK Government continues to seek to reform UK copyright law with a series of legislative reviews in recent years. More …