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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Essential to Parliament’s legislative supremacy is the principle that Parliament is not bound by its predecessors, and cannot bind its successors. It...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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In briefA great deal of the business of Parliament is carried out by committees of MPs or peers working on a specific subject or task. Public bill...
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9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
Practice notes
Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
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Background to judicial review in ScotlandJudicial review represents the means by which the courts control the exercise of governmental power. Judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Morgan of Harper Macleod LLP 12th Jan
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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
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It is not possible to successfully argue that an Act of Parliament is invalid because of flaws, or even fraud, in the legislative process.Early...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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12th Jan
Q&As
What is the problem?In an intellectual property (IP) claim, it is often difficult to predict quantum at the time the claim is issued.Why does the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 8th Jan
Q&As
The universe is all of space and time and their contents, including galaxies, stars, planets and all other forms of matter and energy. While there is...
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Produced in partnership with David Hansel of Hansel Henson 8th Jan
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Sublicences in contract lawContract law generally allows a licensee to sublicense their contractual rights and obligations, unless the agreement...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Frears of Lionshead Law Ltd 8th Jan
Q&As
What is the problem?In an intellectual property (IP) claim, it is often difficult to predict quantum at the time the claim is issued.Why does the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Byrne of AA Thornton 8th Jan
Q&As
This Q&A will discuss copyright, UK design rights, UK patents and UK trade marks, albeit an in-depth analysis of any one of these IP rights will not...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 8th Jan
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DataData can be defined as ‘facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis’. There is no basic property right in a piece of data,...
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24th Dec
Q&As
Formalities for assignment of a registered trade markPursuant to section 24(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994(TMA 1994), the assignment of a UK trade...
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24th Dec
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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23rd Dec
Precedents
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Dec
Practice notes
Intangible fixed assets regime (IFA regime)The intangible fixed assets regime (IFA regime) was introduced in 2002 for the purposes of taxing companies...
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15th Dec
Q&As
Practice Note: Social media and user-generated content examines the legal risks associated with leveraging social media and user-generated content and...
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6th Dec
Q&As
An intellectual property (IP) notice informs other people about your intellectual property rights and, in some cases, specifies what can and cannot be...
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6th Dec
Precedents
Waiver of moral rightsTo: [insert name of party] of [address] ('you', 'your')From: [insert name of party] of [address] ('we', 'us')Date: [date]Dear...
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29th Nov
Q&As
The following Precedents contain a definition of ‘Background IP’:•Long term research framework agreement between a university and a company—creation...
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29th Nov
Q&As
On the interaction between intellectual property and competition law see Practice Notes:•Trade mark assignment and licensing•Competition law and...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Keep it a secretIf you have a new idea about how to do or make something, resist the temptation to tell people about it or publicise this, as patent...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Trade marksWe refer you initially to Trade mark transactions and management—overview which explains:‘A trade mark’s essential function is to be a...
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29th Nov
Q&As
It has been assumed that copyright subsists in the works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). See Practice Note:...
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29th Nov

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