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Beddoe orders: important considerations for trustees faced with legal proceedings

A Beddoe order can offer cost protection to trustees when bringing or defending a claim. This article outlines some practical considerations for trustees when considering Beddoe applications.
19 September 2017

Casinos and money laundering: five things you need to know

Casinos have historically been at risk of exploitation by those seeking to launder criminal property. We look at five things you need to know about the problem, rules and changes to sector guidance.
31 August 2017

Duty of care and regulatory compliance: no duty to customers for banks in FCA review

Ten years on from the financial crash, banks still face accusations that they mis-sold interest rate hedging products. Customers' options for challenging these sales and their reviews are narrowing.
30 August 2017

Sale of grey market goods is a criminal offence confirms Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under the protection of section 92 Trade Marks Act 1994 and infringers may now face criminal liability.
25 August 2017

Premier League “live” blocking order against livestream servers renewed for 2017/18 season

Arnold J has effectively renewed a March 2017 injunction, requiring UK ISPs to now block access to servers infringing the Premier League's copyright in the 2017/18 Premier League.
02 August 2017

Paying the price for ignoring beneficiary information requests

What information is a trustee obliged to provide to beneficiaries about the running of the trust and what is the risk of ignoring requests from beneficiaries?
01 August 2017

Failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion: five things you need to know

On 30 September the Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduces two strict liability corporate criminal offences for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Here are five things you should know.
31 July 2017

'Regulating our Future': a radical shake-up of food industry regulation

The Food Standards Agency has published its plans to reform the regulation of the food industry in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We examine what the proposals might mean for businesses.
27 July 2017

Procurement challenges: court guidance for authorities, bidders and procurement lawyers

Court procurement challenges are complex and often urgent. The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has published guidance for authorities, bidders and specialist procurement lawyers.
26 July 2017

When does third party use of a trade mark cross the line from informative to misleading?

The Court of Appeal has provided clear guidance on the distinction between informative and misleading use of a trade mark by a third party.
30 June 2017

If it looks like a KitKat… why perception alone isn’t enough for shape trade marks

As Nestlé loses its battle to register the 3D shape of its KitKat bar as a UK trade mark, we set out some practical tips for businesses wishing to register their products as shape marks.
26 June 2017

Unintended consequences: restructuring wipes out loss in negligent advice claim

The Supreme Court has unanimously held that the distinction between a company and its owner is crucial in considering whether damages are payable as a result of negligent advice given to the company.
02 June 2017
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