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What are the circumstances in which acting in breach of EU sanctions will kill a claim?

Topic: Commercial Disputes 21.03.2019 Read more
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Time to abandon 'fairness'?

Topic: Tax Take 18.03.2019 Read more
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"Agency" is not always enough to engage the law of bribery and secret commissions

Topic: Commercial Disputes 13.03.2019 Read more
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A Right Royal Deadlock: Can "Crown" use unlock patented drug?

Topic: Medical and Life Sciences 12.03.2019 Read more
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Judge makes alarming comments about validity of standstill agreements in Inheritance Act claims

Topic: Professional and Financial Risks 12.03.2019 Read more
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A licence to kill... a licence

Topic: RPC Big Deal 11.03.2019 Read more
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Seeking the "right regulation" of digital services: Lords' Communications Committee articulates its vision

Topic: Data and privacy 11.03.2019 Read more
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When does delay by HMRC render a discovery assessment invalid?

Topic: Tax Take

Published by Constantine Christofi, Associate

In the recent case of Clive Beagles v HMRC [2018] UKUT 380 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) held that a delay of nearly two and a half years between (i) HMRC discovering that a taxpayer's self-assessment tax return was insufficient and (ii) HMRC issuing an assessment, was too long. As the discovery had become 'stale' by the time of the assessment, the assessment was invalid.

07.03.2019 Read more
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Enforceable oral contracts – Supreme Court looks to conduct and context

Topic: Commercial Disputes 07.03.2019 Read more
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BMW Rides to Victory

Topic: IP

Published by David Cran, Partner and more.

BMW, the well-known manufacturer of cars, motorcycles and engines, secured summary judgment in respect of its claim for trade mark infringement and passing off arising out of the registration of a UK company under the BMW name.

06.03.2019 Read more