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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 19th May
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Co-operative and community benefit societiesWhat is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society...
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19th May
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Information society services and e-commerceIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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19th May
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Claiming damages—tort and contract claims comparedThis Practice Note serves as a quick reference guide for practitioners comparing the law of damages...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 19th May
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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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For the purposes of copyright law the term 'film' means a recording, on any medium, from which a moving image may by any means be produced. A...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ruback of Bristows and Jake Palmer of Bristows 19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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Although its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a significant amount of software remains licensed...
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19th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sharpe of Orange Business Services 19th May
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This Practice Note examines the law and regulation that applies to operating prize promotions, including prize competitions and free prize draws. It...
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19th May

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How may a witnessed deed be altered or amended after execution but before delivery?Deeds must be delivered in order to take effect. Under common law,...
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31st Jul
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When licensing intellectual property rights such as copyright in the media sector, is a grant of rights ‘worldwide’ enough or should the territory...
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Produced in partnership with David Hansel of Hansel Henson 31st Jul
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For copyright to subsist in a literary work, among other requirements, it must be ‘recorded in writing or otherwise’ (CDPA 1988, s 3 (2)). If a work...
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Produced in partnership with Robert Cumming and Chris Hoole of Appleyard Lees 31st Jul
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Issues to consider when you need to access to a deceased person's inbox—Probate considerations (Part 2)Considerations in respect of the deceased...
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31st Jul
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What is passing off?What is passing off in a nutshell?The law of passing off prevents someone representing (or 'passing off') their products or...
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31st Jul
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If a company director signed a deed on behalf of Company A and then subsequently resigned prior to the other party signing the deed, is the signature...
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31st Jul
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Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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31st Jul
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What evidence should be sought to ascertain the status and authority of the person signing a deed as a partner on behalf of a general partnership?A...
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31st Jul
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the transparency obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation...
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24th Mar
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Application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000See initially Practice Note: Who is subject to the freedom of information regime, which explores the...
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29th Jan
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Who can make a request?Any person, located anywhere in the world, can make a request for information. This is because the Freedom of Information Act...
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28th Jan
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Key legislationThe freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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28th Jan
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Status of the Government Legal DepartmentThe Government Legal Department (GLD) (which was called the Treasury Solicitor’s Department until 1 April...
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28th Jan

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