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Gender stereotyping and the use of one gender in an ad

02 June 2020

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ASA ruling against PC Specialist

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Influencer marketing, alcohol and youthful looks

02 June 2020

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ASA ruling on Sazerac UK Ltd t/a Southern Comfort

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Influencer marketing and obvious brand references

02 June 2020

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ASA ruling on idesigngold.com

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New CAP/CMA Guidance: #Ad(vice) for Influencers

02 June 2020

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What should influencers do to avoid falling foul of the Committee of Advertising Practice’s (CAP’s) standards on labelling ads?

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Online Affiliate Marketing: New CAP advice note

02 June 2020

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What should brands do to ensure that their affiliate marketing complies with the CAP Code?

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New EU Consumer Protection Co-operation Regulation comes into force

02 June 2020

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What does the revised EU Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation (CPC) mean for traders and consumers?

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European Commission proposal for new Digital Services Act

02 June 2020

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What’s in the European Commission’s proposal for a new Digital Services Act (DSA)?

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Online Harms White Paper: consultation response

02 June 2020

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What has been the Government's response to the initial consultation on the Online Harms White Paper (White Paper)?

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CJEU's CCTV ruling: guidance on legitimate interests processing

02 June 2020

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Case C-708/18 TK v Asociaţia de Proprietari bloc M5A-ScaraA EU:C:2019:1064

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EPDB guidelines: Data Protection by Design and by Default

02 June 2020

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How familiar are you with the obligations in the GDPR to protect personal data by design and default (DPbDD)? And what practical measures can you take to help ensure compliance?

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Schrems II - Advocate General's Opinion

02 June 2020

Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd

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ICO issues monetary penalty notice against Cathay Pacific for data breach

02 June 2020

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When is the ICO likely to impose its maximum fine for a data breach?

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ICO monetary penalty notice against DSG Retail Ltd for data breach

02 June 2020

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What factors did the ICO take into account when issuing the maximum £500,000 penalty (under the old Data Protection Act) against DSG for a data security breach relating to its Point of Sale (POS) payment terminals?

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Adtech and the data protection debate - where next?

02 June 2020

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How has the discussion surrounding the regulation of real-time bidding (RTB) evolved since the publishing of the ICO’s Adtech Update Report last June?

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ICO consults on new direct marketing code of practice

02 June 2020

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What is new about the ICO’s proposed new Direct Marketing Code of Practice (the New Code)?

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Trade marks: Specifications and bad faith

02 June 2020

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Sky Plc & Ors v SkyKick UK Ltd & Anr

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Copyright: Works of artistic craftsmanship and Cofemel

02 June 2020

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Response Clothing Limited v The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Limited

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Ministerial statement in response to Law Commission report on electronic execution of documents

02 June 2020

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How has the government responded to the Law Commission report on electronic execution of documents?

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Legal advice privilege: dominant purpose

02 June 2020

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Court of Appeal (Civil Aviation Authority v R Jet2. Com Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 35)

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Acquisitions: clause in SPA construed as a covenant to pay, not an indemnity

02 June 2020

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When will a clause be considered a covenant to pay as opposed to an indemnity?

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Good faith; contractual discretion

02 June 2020

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Morley (t/a Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2020] EWHC 88 (Ch)

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Bankruptcy and insolvency

Published on 01 June 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Luxury and online marketplaces - the next chapter (Coty v Amazon)

Published on 01 June 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Sarah Mountain, Senior Associate

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On 2 April 2020, the CJEU ruled that storing infringing goods on behalf of a third-party seller, without knowing that those goods infringe trade mark rights does not constitute infringement, provided that the storing party does not pursue the aim of offering the goods for sale or putting them on the market.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 15

Published on 01 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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COVID-19: The Dairy Sector and Welsh health services granted temporary UK competition law exemptions and the European Commission issues first 'Comfort Letter' to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Published on 01 June 2020. By Lambros Kilaniotis, Partner and Melanie Musgrave, Senior Associate

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The UK Government has granted a temporary competition law exemption for certain collaboration within the dairy sector and Welsh health services and the European Commission has published its first 'comfort letter' to allow co-operation to ensure supplies of medicines for COVID-19 patients.

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Insurance special purpose vehicles - the wheels of change in motion

Published on 01 June 2020. By Lauren Murphy, Associate

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On 22 May 2020 the PRA published updates to its approach to the authorisation and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles (ISPVs).

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Event cancellation

Published on 29 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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RPC Bites #9

Published on 29 May 2020. By Ciara Cullen, Partner and Ben Mark, Partner

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Welcome to RPC Bites. Our aim in the next 2 minutes is to provide you with a flavour of some key legal, regulatory and commercial developments in the Food & Drink sector over the last fortnight… with the occasional bit of industry gossip thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

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Lockdown inspections: Guidance from the RICS

Published on 28 May 2020. By Katharine Cusack, Senior Associate and Kiran Dhoot, Trainee Solicitor

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The RICS has issued two sets of guidance to its members focusing on physical inspections. The guidance builds on the most recent government advice regarding appropriate conduct and the timetable for lifting restrictions.

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The commission omission? English High Court balances text and context in contractual interpretation

Published on 28 May 2020. By Geraldine Elliott, Global Head of Commercial Disputes and Ben Harris, Associate

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English law's flexible, rational, yet stable approach to contractual interpretation has been demonstrated again in Clark Street Associates v Norsk Titanium(1), a decision concerning commission payments.

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Coronavirus – a bumpy road ahead for D&O

28 May 2020

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Globally, insurers are waiting to see how COVID-19 related exposures will impact their respective D&O books. RPC has accessed a number of pre-eminent insurance practices in the major claims centres to swap notes on the possible D&O exposures in their respective jurisdictions and how they envisage insurers might act in response.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Business interruption

Published on 27 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Game Match - Football referees held not to be employed for tax purposes – the final whistle for HMRC?

Published on 27 May 2020. By Ben Roberts, Partner

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In Professional Game Match Officials Limited v HMRC [2020] UKUT 147 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (UT) confirmed that certain football referees and other match day officials were not employees of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) and accordingly it did not have tax and NICs liabilities in respect of the officials in question.

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Customs and excise quarterly update May 2020

Published on 26 May 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner and Michelle Sloane, Partner

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In this update we report on (1) temporary changes to customs authorisations during the coronavirus outbreak; (2) the government's plans to introduce 10 new freeports; and (3) a new liability for carrying out an operation or dilution on wine. We also comment on three recent cases relating to (1) refusal of permission to appeal an excise duty assessment out of time; (2) the customs classification of mobility scooters; and (3) liability to pay excise duty in relation to the movement of dutiable goods under a suspension regime.

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Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report

22 May 2020

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On 18 May 2020, the commons Human Rights Committee published their second report on the reforms proposed to bereavement damages available in the UK.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 14

Published on 22 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Hong Kong Courts – Closing the GAP

Published on 22 May 2020. By Carmel Green, Partner

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The general adjourned period (GAP), during which the courts in Hong Kong were closed save for urgent and essential court business, started on 29 January 2020 with the early onset of COVID-19 in Hong Kong.

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Sports Ticker 13 – eSports, St Andrews and EFL salary caps

Published on 22 May 2020. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Stuart Harris, Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Update on the FCA's review of Defined Benefit transfer advice

Published on 21 May 2020. By Zoe Melegari, Associate

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The FCA has been looking to improve the quality of pension transfer advice for some time now. However, despite the crackdown on defined benefit transfers being announced as a strategic priority earlier this year, it appears that factors, such as Covid-19 have put the FCA's investigations into advice suitability on the back foot – for now, at least.

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To perform or not to perform? When tendering performance means actual performance

Published on 21 May 2020. By Dan Wyatt, Partner and Kirtan Prasad, Senior Associate

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A consultant was alleged to be in material breach of a consultancy contract for refusing to supply his services. He responded to a notice of material breach by stating that he was willing to perform. However, the Court of Appeal held that this was insufficient to remedy the breach (Bains v Arunvill Capital Limited and others)(1).

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 13

Published on 20 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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COVID-19 legal update – Your workforce: Could workers who can work from home (and their employers) break the law by returning to the workplace too soon?

Published on 20 May 2020. By Kelly Thomson, Partner and Joanna Holford, Senior Associate

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The government has stated that that those who can work from home should do so and those who cannot should go to work. Is it an offence to go to the place of work when it is possible to work from home?

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Top 10 for the 10s Claims against surveyors and valuers

Published on 20 May 2020. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Felicity Strong, Senior Associate

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The 2010s started with an influx of valuation claims, primarily involving lenders seeking to recoup losses suffered as a result of the financial crisis, loans being made to sub-prime borrowers and the declining property market.

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Henkes – FTT has jurisdiction to determine mixed questions of fact and law on application for closure notice

Published on 20 May 2020. By Adam Craggs, Partner

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In Henkes v HMRC [2020] UKFTT 159 (TC), the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decided that it has jurisdiction to determine mixed questions of fact and law on an application for a closure notice and appeal against an information notice.

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International risk team - What’s my part in all this?

19 May 2020

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One of the most common issues to arise in offshore energy construction claims is the application of WELCAR’s Defective Parts clause.

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Corporate tax update - May 2020

19 May 2020

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Welcome to the latest edition of our corporate tax update, written by members of RPC's tax team. This month's update reports on the key developments from April 2020. April was not a “bumper” month for corporate tax developments but (as you would expect) there have been some Covid-19 related developments of note. This month's report also includes a summary of the Supreme Court's decision in Zipvit (on input VAT recovery). We hope you, your family and friends are all staying safe

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Adams v Carey – the judgment – over 2 years in the making, where does it leave the SIPP market

Published on 19 May 2020. By Ashley Daniells, Associate and David Allinson, Senior Associate and Rachael Healey, Partner

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More than two years since the trial in March 2018, the High Court has dismissed the claim against Carey Pensions on all counts. The landmark case is sure to have far reaching ramifications for the SIPP industry and beyond.

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Catastrophe bonds: a storm in a teacup or a floody good opportunity?

18 May 2020

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Catastrophe bonds are a type of insurance-linked security. They offer an alternative to reinsurance policies and allow insurers and reinsurers to offload a proportion of their risk. As the name suggests, they are often triggered by damage that an insured suffers as a result of a natural catastrophe such as a hurricane, earthquake or flood, but can also be designed to respond to events such as a pandemic.

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COVID-19 Secure – Government Guidance released

14 May 2020

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Following Prime Minster Boris Johnson's announcement on Sunday 10 May about limited easing lockdown restrictions, the government published various guidance documents to businesses on 11 May to assist with the process of returning to work.

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