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The New Draft Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order

14 Mar 2022

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…

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Confidential Information and Employment Tribunal proceedings

04 Mar 2022

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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Commercial Law Update

28 Feb 2022

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…

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

28 Feb 2022

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…

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Starting an eCommerce Business? What are the Legal Considerations?

21 Feb 2022

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

27 Jan 2022

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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Impacts on Construction Projects due to Supply Shortages

05 Nov 2021

Following the uncertainty of the pandemic as well as other factors such as Brexit, congested transport routes, rises in shipping costs, labour shortages and even climate change, UK builders have been exposed to a world-wide surge in demand for essential materials. Construction companies have revived…

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Hidden "onerous" term not included into B2B contract

05 Nov 2021

In Blu-Sky Solutions Ltd v Be Caring Ltd [2021] EWHC 2619 a mobile phone supplier was not entitled to enforce a cancellation clause in its standard terms, since it was an overly onerous term which had not been fairly and reasonably drawn to the purchaser's attention before it had signed an order…

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