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Hundreds of decisions are made every day that are taken effectively and implemented well. But there are also decisions made that may seem confused,...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)This content contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 and related changes to court procedures and...
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15th Oct
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The International comparator tool is designed to allow lawyers to compare legal differences across two or more jurisdictions in any given practice...
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Why you need to manage this riskThe purpose of corporate governance is to help build an environment of trust, transparency and accountability...
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26th Sep
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To gain a better understanding of your business and to play a key role in its success, it is vital for the legal department to know who its...
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26th Sep
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil;...
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TermMeaningAccounting reference dateWhen a company is incorporated, it will usually have an accounting reference date that is the last day of the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides practical guidance and tips for in-house lawyers on developing programmes to raise legal awareness within the...
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25th Sep
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There are four ways in which you can encourage business colleagues to be more coherent in the way they use the legal team:•raise their legal awareness...
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25th Sep
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On 1 November 2016 the requirement to undertake 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training each year was phased out and replaced...
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25th Sep
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This note sets out advice on making the most of your first 100 days as an in-house lawyer.Congratulations on securing your first in-house role! You’ve...
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25th Sep
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On 19 April 2013, the LexisNexis® In-house Advisory Board met to discuss innovative ways of working with external counsel. The discussion, led by Josh...
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25th Sep
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Scenario: The team is working hard, but demand is increasing and resources are tighter than ever. The usual edicts have gone out from the business to...
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25th Sep
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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate director will be affected by Brexit. For further details, see Impact of Brexit...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the general principles, meaning and rationale behind privilege. It identifies the different types of privilege, including...
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25th Sep
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Why you need to manage this riskThe Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has pushed issues of modern slavery and human trafficking up the corporate...
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25th Sep

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Contracts often contain dispute resolution clauses which provide an alternative to a straightforward agreement to resolve any disputes that arise by...
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In this Q&A we refer to the concepts of negligence and gross negligence within a business-to-business contract, and not, gross negligence in relation...
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28th Sep
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European orders for payment (EOPs) were introduced through Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 (the Regulation). EOPs are a means by which a claimant can...
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Generally, the limitation period for bringing a claim for breach of contract is six years from the date of breach of a ‘simple contract’ (section 5 of...
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We assume that this Q&A is referring to a charge that has not been signed by either party. We have also assumed that the charge is registered against...
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The court's power to extend time limits is set out in various parts of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996):•AA 1996, s 79 (extension of time to time...
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Conditional fee agreements (CFAs) that incorporate success fees are a familiar funding mechanism. In a typical scenario, a claimant’s lawyer will...
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There is no specific regulation governing which documents should be retained in original hard copy format. You should consider the purpose and context...
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A party seeking recognition and/or enforcement in the courts of England & Wales of an award made in a country which is signatory to the New York...
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28th Sep
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The parties to commercial contracts sometimes agree that exclusion and limitation of liability provisions will not apply if one of the parties has...
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28th Sep
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In answering this Q&A, we have taken into consideration what steps a party needs to take to terminate a written contract that does not contain any...
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28th Sep
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We do not carry a definition of ‘material breach’ per se, as a definition of such term would have to be individually drafted to reflect the detail of...
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28th Sep
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We refer you to the following which may be of assistance:•Q&A: Is Brexit considered a force majeure event?•Practice Note: Brexit—contract risk...
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28th Sep
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Indemnities are often used together with warranties and exclusion and limitation of liability clauses to apportion commercial risk. Indemnities, in...
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28th Sep
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For the purpose of this Q&A, we have considered implied terms in contracts for goods and services in business-to-business contracts only. For...
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28th Sep
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Date of signature v date of commencementThe date on which an agreement is intended to commence can be different to the date on which it is signed....
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28th Sep
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As explained in Q&A: What are Braganza duties in commercial contracts?, the duty of rationality applies where a contract provides that a matter is to...
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28th Sep
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When does the concept of apparent or ostensible authority arise?In the context of contract law, 'authority' is the power an agent has to affect the...
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The commentary (which generally assumes there are only two parties to a contract) generally draws a distinction between variation (in summary, where...
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