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The Omnibus Directive – New EU consumer rights are on the way

Published on 01 October 2021. By Anna Greco, Associate and Oliver Bray, Senior Partner

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The EU has committed to improving consumer protection in a strategy sometimes labelled the “New Deal for Consumers”. As part of that strategy, the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive, also known as the Omnibus Directive (Directive) came into force on 7 January 2020. Member States have until 28 November 2021 to adopt the Directive, and until 28 May 2022 to bring it into force. The Directive expands the scope of existing consumer rights legislation applying to physical goods and services to also cover digital goods, content and services – and introduces GDPR-level fines for non-compliance.

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The "I dos" and don'ts of Royal marketing and merchandise

Published on 17 May 2018. By Anna Greco, Associate

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While most Royal subjects prepare the bunting and the sandwiches, many businesses will be looking for ways to capitalise on the hype and goodwill generated around the occasion. But how can brands ensure that they don't crash the wedding?

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Trainees Take on 2018: can we predict the unpredictable?

Published on 08 February 2018. By Anna Greco, Associate and Leah Wood, Associate and Samantha Thompson, Associate

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Despite the rollercoaster that was 2017, our trainees did fairly well in predicting its twists and turns, including that Trump would continue without restraint on Twitter. In an attempt to continue our success, the trainees have submitted their predictions for 2018. Disclaimer: we failed to foresee the rise in Bitcoin last year (and therefore must continue to work), so please do not rely on the below for your investment advice! Read on to see our bets on Brexit, US Politics, the World Cup and 'automated bundling'!

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Altogether now – aggregation in solicitors' professional negligence claims

Published on 23 March 2017. By Jonathan Wyles, Of Counsel and Anna Greco, Associate

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The Supreme Court in AIG Europe Limited v Woodman and others [2017] UKSC 18 provides welcome clarification of how you can aggregate claims against solicitors under the SRA's Minimum Terms and Conditions.

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