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2018 TerraLex guide to navigating cross-border copyright rules

Published on 24 January 2018. By Paul Joseph, Partner and Ciara Cullen, Partner

Drawing together contributions from copyright experts in 21 territories we have found are key to global businesses, this guide explores questions regarding legislation and regulation, ownership, infringement, remedies, enforcement and copyright reform on a country-by-country basis.

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FOS consultation on SME access to Ombudsman service

Published on 23 January 2018. By David Allinson, Senior Associate

The FCA is currently consulting on proposed new rules to allow larger small and medium sized enterprises to refer complaints to the FOS.

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FOS consultation on SME access to Ombudsman service

Published on 23 January 2018. By David Allinson, Senior Associate

The FCA is currently consulting on proposed new rules to allow larger small and medium sized enterprises to refer complaints to the FOS.

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VAT Update - January 2018

23 January 2018

In this month’s update we report on the VAT treatment of pension fund management services for insurers; the establishment of the EU cross-border prosecution service; and guidance published by HMRC following the Supreme Court’s decision in Littlewoods.

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Commodity specification breach – can I reject?

Published on 23 January 2018. By Stuart Shepherd, Partner

A common question which arises in day to day commodity trading is whether a buyer can reject goods which do not meet the specifications set out in the contract. This blog discusses the factors which commonly come into play in determining that question.

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Changes ahead for UK road traffic laws

Published on 22 January 2018. By Sarah Hill, Legal Director

The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on proposals to amend the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (Regulations) and the Highway Code. The proposed changes will clarify the legal position for use of features in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and should bring the UK law in line with recent updates to international rules.

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New Year, New You? How about joining the virtual reality gym…

Published on 19 January 2018. By Natalie Drew, Associate

Looking to beat the January gym rush? Well, look no further than American based firm Black Box VR who have combined gaming and gyming to create a virtual reality workout using just a resistance machine and headset.

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Incorrect Ownership Certificates: A Cautionary Tale

Published on 19 January 2018. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

In a case which the judge deemed to be "a cautionary tale about how not to submit a planning application and its consequences", the High Court has recently tackled the question of the effect of incorrect ownership certificates submitted with planning applications. In considering the issue, the Court has given us a helpful reminder of when such an error might lead to the quashing of a planning permission.

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Thorny issues of jurisdiction and claim form service laid bare by High Court

Published on 18 January 2018. By Alex Wilson, Associate and Sami Thompson, Trainee Solicitor

In Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2017] EWHC 3368 (QB), the High Court considered two complex issues: one relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the other to the CPR provisions on service of a claim form. In his judgment, handed down yesterday, Sir David Eady stayed the action in England & Wales on the basis that Scotland is the more appropriate forum. He also provided guidance on the tricky interplay between deemed and actual service of a claim form, ultimately holding that the claim form in this case had been validly served in time.

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Big Data, big problems?

Published on 18 January 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

Big Data is here to stay, whether we like it or not. It has transformed the way businesses operate and continues to streamline everyday life for individuals. However, Big Data has big implications for privacy; this blog considers the highs and lows of Big Data and what the law is doing to intervene.

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