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21 November 2019 Your anti-modern slavery obligations – a reminder that even the biggest companies are facing challenges…

It has recently been reported that a well-known UK law firm has sent British American Tobacco (BAT) a pre-action letter alleging forced and child labour on behalf of 350 child labourers working on tobacco crops in Malawi.

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How to commercialise your IP: licensing, spin outs and JVs

Our expert panel, comprised of IP and corporate law specialists, will be discussing IP commercialisation strategies, their benefits and pitfalls, drawing on experience across the private, public and higher education sectors.

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15 October 2019 Are you ready for April 2020?

With a number of employment law changes already lined up or expected to take effect in April 2020, a little reminder of what is to come will help ensure that you can take the steps needed to prepare.

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4 October 2019 The David Roberts Art Foundation Limited v Riedweg [2019] EWHC 1358

A charity (DRAF) contracted to sell a property to a buyer (R) for £8.01m. Following a failure to complete, DRAF served a notice to complete on R and then gave notice to R that it was rescinding the contract and forfeiting the deposit (£410,000).

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Legal update

4 October 2019 Stanning v Baldwin and another [2019] EWHC 1350 (Ch)

Issues about prescriptive rights of way and drainage arose on the redevelopment of dominant land.

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Legal update

17 September 2019 Contract drafting and Brexit: considerations for local authorities

As Brexit Day inches closer there are many things for local authorities to consider. One of which is whether contracts already in place or currently being negotiated will still be accurate or support council business after Brexit.

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Legal update

12 September 2019 Effective OJEU contract notice defeats claim for declaration of ineffectiveness

High Court dismissed a claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness for a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (the Council) and Newriver Leisure Limited (NLL) for a major regeneration scheme on Basingstoke Leisure Park.

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21 June 2019 Case update: abandoning a public procurement process

In the case of Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, the High Court considered whether it was lawful for a contracting authority to abandon a procurement process and whether that decision extinguished a bidder’s accrued causes of action.

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Legal update

14 June 2019 Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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