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Read, listen and watch our latest insights

  • 18 July 2017
  • IP and Commercial

Diamonds are not a Commercial Agent’s best friend

The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 provide important rights for commercial agents who sell or negotiate the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of others, including the right to receive compensation or an indemnity on termination of the agency relationship.

  • 17 July 2017

How SMEs fit in the new world order

In spite of political uncertainty and slowing global trade, it has never been a better time to be a small business.Adapting to rapid change in a disruptive market is far easier for SMEs, and successful ones often have specialist niches and low fixed overhead.

  • 11 July 2017
  • Construction

Exclusion clauses gain some weight at the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a clause designed to exclude liability was indeed effective in excluding liability. Unsurprising on the surface, but big news when considered against the narrow interpretation rules of contra proferentem and Canada Steamship that historically limit the effectiveness of these clauses. The decision indicates a move away from such restrictive principles and towards a more natural interpretation of clause wording.

  • 10 July 2017
  • Corporate and M&A

Revised Procedure for Debt Claims against Individuals

In April the Ministry of Justice released a new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims which revises the procedure claimants have to follow before suing an individual for an unpaid debt.

  • 04 July 2017
  • Public projects and procurement

How to submit a winning public tender bid

The most important step in winning a public tender is writing a first-class bid. Making sure that your bid addresses each aspect of the tender questions and provides evidence where required is key to achieving that.

  • 28 June 2017
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Costs budgeting – welcome clarity from the Court of Appeal

Costs budgeting is now a central part of civil litigation. The Court, lawyers and litigants are getting more comfortable with the process and it leads to much greater transparency and certainty.

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