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Cybercrime risk and COVID-19

Reports of cybercrime have increased at a time when businesses are more vulnerable. We consider how businesses can protect themselves and what to do if affected
28 April 2020

New EU origin labelling rules in force from 1 April 2020

We take a look at the new requirements to label foods with the country of origin or place of provenance of primary ingredients
07 April 2020

COVID-19: Courts and Tribunals operating remotely during outbreak

Courts and Tribunals have put in place arrangements to use technology to continue as many hearings as possible remotely and continue access to justice
02 April 2020

Publication

COVID-19 and breaking commercial contracts

In this article we provide a summary of the various ways a commercial contract may be broken or suspended within the context of a pandemic
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Government announces insolvency law changes to give directors breathing space

Does the 3-month suspension of wrongful trading provisions, along with other measures, go far enough to enable businesses to weather the COVID-19 storm?

30 March 2020

How are Courts approaching commercial confidentiality?

The High Court has given further guidance on when confidentiality rings may be available to protect the commercial confidentiality of information and when they will not
30 March 2020

Press release

Burges Salmon appoints six new partners

Burges Salmon has appointed six new partners in key teams across the firm including Private Client, Healthcare, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Employment
27 March 2020

Corporate fraud in the UK: Is reform of the ‘directing mind and will’ test imminent?

Given the SFO Director’s recent description of the UK’s system for prosecuting corporate fraud as ‘antiquated’, is reform of the law in this area now imminent?

25 February 2020

Time to decide...how to exercise contractual discretion five years after the Braganza case

Contracts often allow parties to make decisions but recent cases show that there may be strings attached and that decisions can be challenged by the courts
13 February 2020

Contract execution: past, present and future

Smart contracts could revolutionise aspects of the construction industry. However, a recent case highlights some of the hurdles to overcome before the UKJT’s digital vision can be fully realised
23 December 2019

Collateral warranties: How long is your liability in Scotland?

We comment on the recent Court of Session (Inner House) decision on limitation periods under a collateral warranty in Scotland. The Scottish position once again reflects the position in England
13 November 2019

Unpicking UK cannabis regulation

Piecing together the regulatory status of cannabis in the UK is not straightforward. Here we unpick the strands to summarise the current regulatory regime and what the future might offer
25 October 2019
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