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7 December 2021 Guidance to help SMEs bidding for government contracts

The cabinet office has produced a very useful guide to help SMEs considering bidding for government contracts.

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6 March 2019 Artificial intelligence in legal and contracting

With its claims to disrupt and transform many areas of our lives, AI is now part of our day to day vocabulary.

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20 February 2019 Brexit frustration

Are you frustrated by Brexit? If so, that’s more than can be said of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) £13m a year lease at Canary Wharf.

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27 June 2018 Valuing a claim following professional negligence

Mrs Jean Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey (a Firm) (2018 EWCA) is an interesting case involving solicitor’s negligence in the bringing of a disease claim under a vibration white finger scheme against the Department of Trade and Industry by the estate of a former miner.

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18 January 2018 Transformative health-tech in 2018

Last week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased some emerging consumer technologies - from a sensor which tests food for peanuts to air-bags for your hip.

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3 July 2017 Fundamental dishonesty – surveillance instrumental in securing dismissal under s.57 CJCA

In Peter Stanton v Henry Hunter Recorder Hatfield QC found that the claimant, who had knowingly provided false instructions to medical experts and had been shown in surveillance evidence to have returned to work with no limitation of movement in his left shoulder as alleged, had been fundamentally dishonest.

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5 May 2017 Is the fact enforcement would be a “complete nightmare” reason enough for security for costs?

The Royal Bank of Scotland is current embroiled in a £12billion class action brought by its former shareholders over the bank’s fundraising before its 2008 government bailout.

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25 April 2017 SPA breach of warranty claim successful for non-disclosure

The claimants in Paul Kitcatt & 11 Ors v (1) MMS UK Holdings Ltd ('MMS') (2) Publicis Groupe SA ('Publicis') [2017] EWHC 675 (Comm) were successful against MMS in an action for breach of warranty in a share purchase agreement (SPA).

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12 April 2017 The apprenticeship levy is in place, but are your service contracts?


As of 6 April, the controversial apprenticeship levy came into force. This is effectively a 0.5% tax on employers with a pay bill of more than £3m. The levy money flows into a centralised apprenticeship training fund.

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11 April 2017 Blue v Ashley - when can a defendant rely on expert evidence?

The defendant, Sports Direct founder, promised to pay an investment banker £15m if he could double the chain’s share price in three years from £4 to £8.

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