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The Impact of Covid-19 on Competition Law

07 Jan 2021

The leading case JD Sports Fashion plc v Competition and Markets Authority [2020] highlights the importance of regulators taking proactive steps to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on competition. Background · Following the merger of JD Sports and Footasylum in a £90 million-…

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We have a deal - but what next?

04 Jan 2021

Amid a busy festive period with the imposition of stricter lockdown measures and the approval of the latest Covid-19 vaccine was the news that a Brexit deal had been agreed. The deal, which was agreed on Christmas Eve, marked some form of conclusion to the Brexit process which has been ongoing since the…

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Intellectual Property Considerations for New Ventures

01 Dec 2020

It is undoubted that the recent "lockdown" measures that have been implemented by the UK government have placed significant financial pressures on businesses across all sectors. Despite such and in order to adapt during challenging and everchanging market conditions, over recent months, we…

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Survey reveals continued IR35 concerns for UK businesses

26 Nov 2020

HMRC introduced the 'off-payroll working rules', commonly referred to as the 'IR35 rules' in 2000, to tackle situations where some contractors took advantage of the tax efficiencies of providing their services through their limited company or another type of intermediary, when in…

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Intellectual Property Work Undertaken by Forbes' Commercial Team

16 Nov 2020

Forbes' Commercial team regularly provide intellectual property services, such as advising on and assisting with trade mark registrations in the UK and beyond, and handling disputes not only where our clients' intellectual property rights are being infringed, but also where our clients are…

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Contract considerations for the end of the Brexit transition period

03 Nov 2020

Since the publication of our earlier article highlighting key aspects of contracts which should be considered in light of the forthcoming end to the Brexit transition period ( https://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/news/47169/brexit-preparing-for-the-end-of-the-transition-period ), negotiations between the…

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