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Legal update

12 June 2020 Demystifying the indemnity

We know that one of the most difficult and troublesome areas of contracts to navigate are indemnities and how they interplay with warranties and liabilities. This note is not intended to be chapter and verse. It is intended as a guide to help those working in-house to identify ‘red flags’ in contracts presented to them for review.

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Legal update

20 May 2020 Cabinet Office advice for contractual behaviour which is impacted by the Covid-19 emergency

On the 7th May 2020, the Cabinet Office released its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour for both public and private sectors relating to the performance and enforcement of contracts which have been “materially impacted” by the coronavirus.

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9 April 2020 Amazon not liable for merely storing third party’s infringing goods

At a time when Amazon is fielding large spikes in demand amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the online retail platform will welcome the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) received on 2 April 2020.

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Legal update

3 April 2020 Vicarious liability for employers: mere opportunity does not in itself confer liability

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court gave judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants.

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Legal update

1 April 2020 Supreme Court curbs the liability of employers for data breaches committed by their employees

In a judgment that will be welcomed by private and public sector employers throughout the country, the Supreme Court has today upheld the appeal in the Morrisons Supermarkets case about whether vicarious liability may arise for data protection breaches by a rogue employee. Read more here.

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Legal update

13 March 2020 Can a Welsh registered social landlord who is not a public body for Office National Statistics be the subject of a judicial review when it delivers a public function?

A Registered Social Landlord is a hybrid public authority. It is therefore capable of exercising both public and private functions.

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Top 10 Tips for IR35, with Ian Deakin and James Tait

With IR35 changes moving ever closer, this webinar will take you through the changes and give you clear advice on how to get ready.

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17 January 2020 State aid in loans to wholly owned subsidiaries

State aid is a key concern for public bodies establishing and funding commercial entities, whether wholly or jointly owned.

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Richard Nicholas provides a data protection update

As part of our regular updates for in-house lawyers, Richard takes a look at what has changed in data protection law over the last six months

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