Insights All


Reset filters

EU Trade Marks and Community Designs post-Brexit

On 5 December 2017, the EUIPO published a notice that as of Brexit withdrawal date (29 March 2019, subject to any extension), EU rules on EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and...

Written on 8 Dec 2017


Read time 2m

Tips from a Mediator about how to prepare for the Mediation of your dispute

You may hear that most disputes are settled at Mediation, with the parties compromising their claims in order to avoid litigation. This is true, but settlement doesn’t just happen. To...

Written on 7 Dec 2017


Read time 3m

Morrisons found vicariously liable for mass data breach caused by employee

In a judgment handed down on 1 December 2017, Morrisons has been found vicariously liable for the act of one of its employees, who posted personal data of 100,000 other employees...

Written on 1 Dec 2017


Read time 5m

Authorised push payment fraud: who pays?

Following her appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox, Nikki Worden discusses the growing issue of authorised push payment scams, what the regulators are doing to tackle it, and what that...

Written on 1 Dec 2017


Read time 5m

IP in practice: due for a shake-up?

In 2014, a decade after the IP Enforcement Directive, the European Commission introduced an IPR Enforcement Action Plan aiming to curtail the activities in the EU of commercial-scale infringers. The...

Written on 1 Dec 2017


Read time 5m

CJEU rules self-employed consultant, found to be a worker, entitled to claim 13 years of holiday back-pay

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down a decision that has significant repercussions for gig economy employers and indeed, anyone else engaging ‘workers’ (even if...

Written on 29 Nov 2017


Read time 6m

Competition Law Update | November 2017

The beginning of November brought with it confirmation that the date for the Coty ruling is set: on 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union will give...

Written on 29 Nov 2017


Read time 6m

Consumer finance: What’s on the regulatory agenda for businesses?

Some might say that we are in the middle of a “perfect storm” when it comes to shaking up consumer finance: we have had a long period of persistently low...

Written on 29 Nov 2017


Read time 1m

UK government unveils new Industrial Strategy: tackling the four “Grand Challenges”

The government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy White Paper was published on 27 November 2017.  The paper focuses on how to boost the productivity and earning power of the UK, with a...

Written on 28 Nov 2017


Read time 5m