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Nov
08
2017

Changes to the PSC Regime
#Corporate #Commercial

Since the PSC Regulations came into effect in June 2016, changes to a company’s PSC information have been filed annually at Companies House on the Confirmation Statement....

Oct
10
2017

EIS and SEIS – what are these and how can you benefit?
#Commercial

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are schemes run by the government offering generous tax breaks to encourage SME growth and investment in such companies....

Aug
31
2017

Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance
#Corporate #Commercial #Directors Duties

We are often asked by directors (both exec and non-exec) of clients about whether their company should have D & O liability insurance in place, and what it does and does not cover....

Aug
08
2017

Overhaul of data protection laws to give individuals more control over personal data
#Commercial #Corporate

Details of the Data Protection Bill were revealed yesterday. The Government announced that the new laws will provide people with more control over how their personal information is used and ensure that people can withdraw consent to use their data just as easily as they can grant it....

Jul
17
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for European CEO on How SMEs fit in the new world order
#Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

In spite of political uncertainty and slowing global trade, it has never been a better time to be a small business....

Jul
10
2017

Limited role of contra proferentum in interpreting commercial contract exclusion clauses – Persimmon Homes Ltd v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd [2017]
#Commercial

The contra proferentum rule dictates that where the contract is drafted ambiguously, it will be interpreted against the party who drafted it or who seeks to rely on it....

Jun
12
2017

Protecting Your Smartphone App
#Commercial #Commercial #Information Technology

As of March this year, Android users were able to choose between 2.8 million apps and Apple's App Store remained the second-largest app store with 2.2 million available apps (https://www.statista.com). This is a vast market, and, whilst many, many apps make little or no money for their developers, the odd one may just be gold dust....

Jun
12
2017

Perfecting Imperfect Bids Part 2 - Advocate General’s Opinion
#Public Procurement #Commercial

Whether in a public works, service or supply contract a bidding consortium must be allowed to amend its bid following tender submission where one key criteria applicable to that consortium had changed....

Jun
06
2017

Perfecting Imperfect Bids Part 1 - When is a clarification not a clarification?
#Public Procurement #Commercial

In a tender for a public works, service or supply contract once a tender has been submitted what is permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC by way of clarification of that tender submission ...

May
22
2017

Clarkslegal Appointed by London Universities Purchasing Consortium
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

Clarkslegal is delighted to have been appointed to the panels for both Dispute Resolution and Commercial work by the London Universities Purchasing Consortium following a rigorous and competitive tender process carried out by the Consortium on behalf of its many member organisations as well as the North Eastern Universities, the Southern Universities, the North Western and the Higher Education Wales purchasing consortia....

Mar
16
2017

ABTA: Latest Victim in the Recent String of Cyberattacks in Hospitality Industry
#Corporate #Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Corporate lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Mar
06
2017

Hospitality industry – Don’t be Hospitable to Cyber Attackers
#Corporate #Commercial #Corporate #Food and Restaurants

Many key players in the global hospitality industry have fallen victim to cyber-attacks over recent years, including the Hilton, the Trump Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental....

Feb
28
2017

“Have a break”. Trade marking the shape of goods
#Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Dispute Resolution lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Feb
27
2017

Do We Have a Contract? The Pitfalls of Inconsistent Communication Examined in the Court of Appeal
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The question of when a binding contract is formed has been re-examined in the recent case of Global Asset Capital v Aabar Block, where Global tried to enforce an oral deal surrounded by written communications which did not make the terms of the agreement clear. ...

Jan
17
2017

Clarkslegal advises Meridian Leisure Hotels on its latest acquisition of an internationally branded hotel
#Commercial #Corporate #Employment

News - Clarkslegal corporate team have advised successfully MLH in latest acquisition...

Nov
25
2016

Implied terms can’t save a contract that doesn’t exist
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The Court is frequently asked to determine whether an estate agent is entitled to commission. Most commonly, such cases involve a dispute over who ...

Nov
15
2016

The Continuing Dangers of Acting on a Letter of Intent
#Commercial #Construction

Letters of Intent (LOI) are much used by parties at the start of their contractual relationship – usually where there is a need to place orders or start work but the contract and its terms have not been fully finalised....

Oct
21
2016

If you want a term to be a condition, do not rely on an assumption – state it
#Commercial

The case of Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd v Spar Shipping AS recently heard in the Court of Appeal has demonstrated the importance of parties to a contract specifying where a term should have the status of a ‘condition’....

Oct
07
2016

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?
#Intellectual Property #Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

When you are a start-up, contracts and intellectual property protections are not, understandably, at the forefront of your mind. However, protecting your ideas and creations is just as important as getting your business off the ground....

Sep
29
2016

The Battle of the Forms Continues
#Commercial #Information Technology

Those involved in ordering goods and services or putting contracts together will know that, unless individually negotiated, it can sometimes be difficult to know whose terms are incorporated into the final contract. The circumstances giving rise to this are frequently referred to as the Battle of the Forms. ...

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