Archived Legal Articles from 2022

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June

Product safety... are you complying with the law and are you protected?

21/06/22

If you make, import, distribute or sell consumer products in the UK, you are responsible for making sure that they are safe for consumers to use and to follow any legal requirements required in relation to ensuring the product is safe. If you do not comply with these legal obligations and products are…

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May

Construction companies struggling with under-priced contracts as costs increase

19/05/22

As the height of the pandemic continues to recede, contractors still face several ongoing issues, including sky-high materials prices and staff shortages. Construction cost inflation in 2022 is currently unprecedented, and after having decades of price stability in the supply of labour and materials,…

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March

The New Draft Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order

14/03/22

On 21 February 2022, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial ("BEIS") published its awaited draft of The Competition Act 1998 (Vertical Agreements Block Exemption) Order 2022 ("draft VABEO") which will replace retained EU law - the retained Vertical Agreements Block…

Confidential Information and Employment Tribunal proceedings

04/03/22

When an employee leaves your employment what do you do to ensure that they have returned all your confidential information? Most employers rely on either a contract of employment setting out the obligations on an employee to return company property on exit or on asking an employee to provide a written…

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February

Commercial Law Update

28/02/22

There have been a number of developments recently within Commercial law, from updates on electronic execution of documents, the Brexit Bill that has come into place and new cases that have come to light updating the law. We have provided a brief overview on each update below. Electronic Execution…

Smart Contracts shall we embrace them or hold off for now?

28/02/22

Smart contracts are said to be the next revolution of contracts. Although a smart contract sounds like a legal instrument, a smart contract is actually a computer program that performs a task when triggered by the occurrence of a predetermined event. Smart contracts live on blockchain, which processes…

Starting an eCommerce Business? What are the Legal Considerations?

21/02/22

When establishing an eCommerce business, there are several factors that ought to be taken into consideration, such as business structure, market research and scalability, brand creation, and domain name registration. However, eCommerce businesses also have legal responsibilities just as much as any…

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January

Going after developers for the cladding crisis - is this enough?

27/01/22

Michael Gove has written a letter to the residential property developer industry requiring developers to agree a plan of action by early March including remediating unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings, currently estimated to be £4 billion. Developers are warned that they must pay to fix the…

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