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Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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9th Nov
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while...
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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch 12th Jan
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners in a number of areas covered in this...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Brodrick and Stephen Woodward of Payne Hicks Beach 12th Jan
Practice notes
DefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013),...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 12th Jan
Practice notes
A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 12th Jan
Practice notes
What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and use of conditions precedent in commercial arrangements. It also considers typical conditions precedent...
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9th Nov
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise...
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9th Nov

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Q&As
Is it a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 2018 to fail to pay the data protection fee to the ICO?Under the Data Protection (Charges and...
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12th May
Practice notes
UK GDPR and EU GDPR—extra-territorial reachOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered the Brexit implementation period....
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11th May
Practice notes
For a general introduction to the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) regime, see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Aaron Simpson of Hunton Andrews Kurth and Bridget Treacy of Hunton Andrews Kurth 6th May
Precedents
Note: This precedent includes provisions to be inserted into a services contract with appropriate amendments. It is assumed that the terms for the...
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Produced in partnership with André Bywater of Cordery Compliance 12th Apr
Practice notes
Data protection by design and default (DPbDD) is often overlooked by organisations when considering their UK GDPR compliance obligations. This is...
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31st Mar
Q&As
The data protection laws in the UK consist primarily of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) and certain...
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Produced in partnership with Jon Baines of Mishcon de Reya 29th Mar
Q&As
The fees are set by the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/480.For background information, see Practice Note: The...
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29th Mar
Q&As
As explained in Practice Note: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the...
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29th Mar
Precedents
In addition to the Precedents referred to in this Accountability, governance and compliance sub-topic, the following risk and compliance focused...
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29th Mar
Q&As
Article 37 of Retained Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) requires a data controller or processor to...
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29th Mar
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Practice Note: Data protection impact assessments—DPIAs sets out when a DPIA is required.DPIA requiredA DPIA is compulsory in the case of:•a...
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29th Mar
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Under Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), companies have to appoint a data protection officer...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Dittel 29th Mar
Precedents
1Project overviewProject summary[Summarise the project, eg new IT system for storing and accessing personal data, or proposal to identify people in a...
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29th Mar
Precedents
1DPO detailsName of organisation[Insert name of organisation]Name of DPO[Insert name]Reports to[Insert name and/or position]Full time/part...
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29th Mar
Practice notes
A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) does what the name suggests—it’s a way of assessing the data protection impact of a particular project or...
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29th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides practical guidance on how to undertake data mapping. It is based on an article by Nicola Fulford of Hogan Lovells and...
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29th Mar

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