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A Royal comparison: who did it best?

Published on 24 May 2018. By Mafruhdha Miah, Trainee Solicitor

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Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to London to begin their new lives as a Royal couple, we take a look back at how their wedding compared to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

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The ‘Meghan effect’: its impact on retailers

Published on 18 May 2018. By Emily Rome, Trainee Solicitor

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The right people endorsing a brand can have a significant impact on its popularity. For example, brands that have been associated with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have seen a huge surge in their profile.

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

Published on 17 May 2018. By Anna Greco, Trainee Solicitor

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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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Raise a glass to Harry and Meghan

Published on 16 May 2018. By Matthew Plampton, Trainee Solicitor

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Pub licensing hours across England and Wales will be extended on the weekend of the Royal wedding. This will undoubtedly provide a much needed boost to the British beer and pub sector. However, what has caused the traditional British pub's decline and how can the sector be turned around?

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A royal impact on the economy?

Published on 15 May 2018. By Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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This week will see another Royal wedding when Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle. These celebrations arguably raise the international opinion of the UK, lift the national mood and lead to an influx of tourists. But how do events such as a Royal wedding actually impact the economy?

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Unlocking blockchain in the insurance industry

Published on 03 May 2018. By Harry Collins, Trainee Solicitor

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While many tout blockchain networks as being the biggest technological breakthrough of a generation, we take a look at whether the technology is ready to take the insurance industry by storm.

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A Virtual Reality Check

Published on 25 April 2018. By Daisy Fulton, Trainee Solicitor

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Article exploring the growth of virtual reality (VR) and the legal issues which are emerging including product liability, data and privacy risks, and the 'laws' of the virtual world as a jurisdiction in itself.

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Can the WTO assist British trade post-Brexit?

Published on 26 March 2018. By Max Rossiter, Trainee Solicitor

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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been in the press recently perhaps more than it would like, with concerns being raised about whether its rules would be sufficient to maintain British trade in the event of a "hard Brexit". But what is the WTO, and how does it deal with disputes?

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Open Banking: a slow revolution?

Published on 05 March 2018. By Katie Fry-Paul, Trainee Solicitor

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The European Commission's Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) was implemented on 13 January 2018, with little fanfare. However, the ideas that PSD2 seeks to promote look set to change the face of banking, both for service providers and for customers. Amongst other requirements, PSD2 obliges banks to allow authorised Account Information Service Providers (AISPs) and Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) access to customer account data, where the customer has given both the bank and the AISP or PISP permission for them to do so.

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The Gig Economy: a Pressure Cooker of Problems

Published on 20 February 2018. By Umut Bektas, Trainee Solicitor

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What do companies such as Deliveroo, Uber and Handy all have in common? They have all become hugely successful in the era of the gig economy. But what is the gig economy and what problems does the market face in today's society?

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