Commercial contracts

To what extent does the new Pre-Action Protocol apply to the enforcement of council tax liabilities?

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A new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt claims ("PAP") is coming into force. We expect to see councils taking steps in the forthcoming months to significantly overhaul their current debt recovery processes to ensure compliance with the PAP. More …

How will the changes to consumer card charges affect businesses?

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the Payment Services Regulations 2017 is set to bring about a significant change for businesses selling to consumers next year. Amongst other things, it will ban surcharges on all consumer card payments. Our expert explains the impact this will have. More …

Spring Budget 2017: What this means for consumer law

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Phillip Hammond used the Spring Budget to announce the government's policy on 'subscription traps' in. He confirmed that there will be a green paper proposing protection to consumers who inadvertently subscribe for paid services after a free trial period. More …

Information governance after Brexit: what the future holds

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Nearly four months have gone by since the historic vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU. Once the shock of the unexpected result had sunk in, information governance professionals turned their thoughts to how Brexit would affect the future shape of our laws in this area. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield has finally arrived!

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In April, we reported on the status of the EU-US Privacy Shield. Like its predecessor, Safe Harbor, it is designed to be a self-certification mechanism to enable businesses in the US to import data from the European Union in compliance with the EU's data protection rules. More …

Brexit – how might sales agents or their principals be affected?

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Sales agents and principals are looking over their shoulders as Brexit approaches. More …

Transocean Drilling UK Limited v Providence Resources PLC [2016] EWCA Civ 372

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This case involved a claim for loss of use by Providence of oil exploration rigs off the coast of Ireland. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield: Where are we now?

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The issue of transferring personal data from the UK and Europe to the United States has been very much in the news over the past six months. More …

Progress, but still some way to go: European regulators give their views on the Privacy Shield

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Last Wednesday 13 April 2016, the European Union's Article 29 Working Party (WP29) published its opinion of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which is the proposed replacement for the now discredited Safe Harbor framework. More …

The Law relating to Service Credits

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Justin Harrington offers a detailed and thorough analysis of the law on service credits, including a considered look at the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Cavendish Square/Beavis More …