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7 December 2016 The power to review, rescind or vary orders made in bankruptcy matters

In the case of Sands v Layne [2016] the Court of Appeal was asked to consider a court’s discretionary power under section 375(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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6 December 2016 The danger of Christmas parties

Should an employer be responsible for the actions of an employee at (or shortly after) a Christmas party?

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5 December 2016 EUIPO v Szajner - when an EU TM opponents unregistered right is changed by the national courts

Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.

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2 December 2016 A bankrupt’s signed application can amount to accepting terms & conditions

A bankrupt who failed to annul a Bankruptcy Order on the basis that the necessary formalities for credit card agreements had not been complied with has been refused permission to appeal that decision.

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29 November 2016 Insolvency: Disclosure Orders and how to minimise costs

A Bermuda-registered auditor of two Cayman Island companies was not entitled to recover its costs of compliance with a Disclosure Order that had subsequently been set aside.

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29 November 2016 High Court analyses “AgrEvo” obviousness in Merck v Shionogi

Traditional challenges to the inventive step of a patent are based on an allegation that it would be obvious to take a step from a specific item of prior art to the claimed invention.

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23 November 2016 Autumn statement ends “middle-class perks”

Philip Hammond has today delivered the Autumn statement and, as usual, there are a number of changes which will impact on employers and employees.

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21 November 2016 The Tragedy of the Horizon: investment management and climate change

The potentially destructive economic effects of climate change are well documented, yet businesses and politicians alike, are failing to address the issue.

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21 November 2016 When can the court imply a term in to a contract?

The Court of Appeal concluded that it was wrong in principle for a court to attempt to turn an incomplete oral contract into a binding contract by inserting additional terms which were not agreed by the parties at the outset.

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18 November 2016 FinTech: come for the experience, leave with the culture

The Bank of England has recently made some interesting comments on the value of its FinTech Accelerator, stating that it was set up “precisely to develop our practical experience of FinTech.”

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