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This Q&A assumes that:•the question relates to the use of a signature in the context of commercial negotiations•the question does not relate to...
28th Apr
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A contract may refer to ‘statute’, ‘legislation’, ‘subordinate legislation’ or ‘enactment’. Such terms have different meanings. In addition, retained...
27th Apr
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Where a contract contains a reference to legislation, the question may arise as to which version of the legislation is meant. The default position is...
Produced in partnership with Eleonor Duhs of Fieldfisher and Indira Rao MBE of Counsel for EU and International Law, House of Commons 27th Apr
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We have assumed that the emails are used strictly for training purposes and the reader is in no doubt that this is so. In this regard, it may not be...
26th Apr
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What is the legislative basis for determining applicable law?The provisions of art 4(1) of Directive 95/46/EC govern the application of a member...
20th Apr
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There has recently been a legal challenge regarding the EU’s data sharing arrangement with the US, known as the EU‒US Privacy Shield, filed in the...
20th Apr
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What is Privacy shield?On 29 February 2016, the European Commission announced draft details of the EU–US Privacy Shield to replace the Safe Harbour...
20th Apr
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In this Q&A we have limited our research to cover common issues a product brand owner should be concerned with when contracting with retailers from a...
16th Apr
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Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law after Brexit. It is a...
Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 15th Apr
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Impact of BrexitBrexit will have no automatic impact on the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), or the incorporation of the European Convention on Human...
Produced in partnership with Alison Meacher of Hardwicke Chambers 15th Apr
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
12th Apr
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In conducting research, execution of deeds generally and the protocol for virtual executions have been focussed on.ExecutionThe various requirements...
12th Apr
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Formalities for a deedThe following are the necessary requirements for a deed:•it must be in writing•it must make it clear that it is intended to be a...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 12th Apr
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Signed or executed as a deedThe wording of section 1(2) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989) confirms that an...
12th Apr
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Executing documents properly when one or more parties to a contract are not physically present is sometimes known as virtual signing or virtual...
9th Apr

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