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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998, or the Act) creates rights for businesses (and organisations in the public...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note considers implied terms in contracts for goods and services, being the implied terms incorporated into contracts for the sale and...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note considers heads of terms (also known as a memorandum of understanding (MoU), letter of intent (LOI), comfort letter, pre-contract...
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IntroductionAs commercial lawyers, we are used to being instructed to advise in connection with the formation of a commercial relationship. Even if,...
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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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This Practice Note concerns repudiation and sets out what a repudiatory breach of contract means. It explains how a repudiatory breach goes to the...
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This Practice Note considers the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘all reasonable endeavours’ and ‘reasonable endeavours’ that are frequently used in...
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This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the execution of simple contracts and deeds. It considers the key differences...
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Project Name: [insert]Project Details: [insert]Project Manager: [insert]Start Date: [insert]Completion Date: [insert]1Document and Stakeholder...
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Description of proposed outsourcing services[State nature of services customer proposes to outsource, eg typing of digital dictation]Proposed...
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26th Sep
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Due diligence is the name given to the process by which the factual and legal background to a transaction is collated and assessed. Whereas in M&A...
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This Practice Note introduces outsourcing deals and covers the following aspects of the life cycle of the typical outsourcing transaction, primarily...
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Outsourcing agreements usually run for long periods of time and, as a result, it is common for the parties to agree mechanisms through which the...
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In the UK, intellectual property (IP) rights arise either:•when registered with a government authority, for example UK trade mark registrations are...
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Strictly private and confidentialTo: [Insert legal name of customer organisation] (a company registered in [insert], with company registration number...
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