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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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Co-operative and community benefit societiesWhat is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society...
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19th May
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Information society services and e-commerceIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May
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Rome II—application and interpretationThis Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
Q&As
Can the board of a co-operative and community benefit society (a registered society) delegate powers to any third party, and can the registered...
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19th May
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CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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19th May
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Claiming damages—tort and contract claims comparedThis Practice Note serves as a quick reference guide for practitioners comparing the law of damages...
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19th May
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Rome Convention—introduction and interpretation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The UK is no longer...
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19th May
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This Practice Note describes and explains the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) process and covers:•Application of the UDRP•Purpose...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Taylor of Oxford Information Labs 19th May
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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 19th May
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For the purposes of copyright law the term 'film' means a recording, on any medium, from which a moving image may by any means be produced. A...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ruback of Bristows and Jake Palmer of Bristows 19th May
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Requirements of the company sealThis Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a...
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19th May
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Although its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a significant amount of software remains licensed...
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19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Sharpe of Orange Business Services 19th May
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This Practice Note examines the law and regulation that applies to operating prize promotions, including prize competitions and free prize draws. It...
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19th May

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Online terms and conditions for the supply of digital content and end user licence agreement—business-to-consumerPlease read the following important...
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13th Jul
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Software reseller agreementThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[insert name of owner company] a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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8th Jul
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Disabling devices in on-premise softwareThis Practice Note discusses the use of non-contractual devices by software suppliers to stop or prevent the...
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Produced in partnership with Robin Fry of Memery Crystal and Martyna Polak of Memery Crystal 6th Jul
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Software licence—pro-customerThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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2nd Jul
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Software transfer agreement—short formThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert supplier name] a company incorporated in [England and...
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2nd Jul
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Software licence—pro-supplierThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...
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2nd Jul
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Software development agreementThis Agreement is made on [insert date] (the Commencement Date) between the following:Parties1[insert supplier name] a...
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2nd Jul
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Software support agreement—pro-customerThis Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of supplier], a company incorporated in [England and...
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2nd Jul
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Software transfer agreement—long formThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert supplier name] a company incorporated in [England and...
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2nd Jul
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Agile software development agreementIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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Produced in partnership with Stewart James 2nd Jul
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Software audit managementA software audit occurs when a software supplier seeks verification that a customer’s use of licensed software is in...
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Produced in partnership with Marcin Maruta, Karolina Alama, Wojciech Jarosiński of Maruta Wachta 29th Jun
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Free and open source software—policyThis policy addresses the company’s use of free and open source software products (FOSS) to ensure that the...
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28th Jun
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Free and open source software—strategy and policyA free and open source software (FOSS) strategy and policy (with associated processes to ensure that...
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Produced in partnership with Origin Ltd 25th Jun
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HackathonsThis Practice Note considers legal and commercial issues involved in the organisation and running of a hackathon. It covers:•What is a...
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Produced in partnership with Amy Carton, hackathon consultant 25th Jun
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GNU General Public License (GPL) 2.0—commentaryAlthough its popularity has declined in recent years in favour of permissive licences such as MIT, a...
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24th Jun
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Software development agreements—fees, expenses and disbursementsSoftware development—in briefA software development agreement is used where a customer...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 24th Jun
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Software escrowIntroductionEscrow is the process of two or more parties placing property or instruments in the hands of a trusted third party (an...
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher 22nd Jun
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Free and open source software—auditsIn today’s world where the internet is the mainstay of business activity, cloud computing allows us to access...
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Produced in partnership with Origin Ltd 21st Jun
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Software development—agile methodAgile software development methods are now being widely used in the IT sector and are increasingly advocated as...
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Produced in partnership with Bird & Bird 18th Jun
Q&As
Is it possible to novate part of a contract in order to allow the outgoing party to continue to benefit from a software licence granted under the...
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10th Jun

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