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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 4th May
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What is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society (previously known as industrial and provident...
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4th May
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where such events occurred on or before IP...
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4th May
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When does the concept of apparent or ostensible authority arise?In the context of contract law, 'authority' is the power an agent has to affect the...
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4th 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 4th 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 4th May
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 4th 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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4th 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 Alexis Hawkes of BBC IP Legal 4th May
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Option 1—contract signed on behalf of a company, where the authorised signatory is an individual Signed by [insert name of...
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4th May
Practice notes
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 4th 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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4th May
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1 Set-off permitted by either party Each party may set off any amount that the other party owes it under this agreement[ or...
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4th 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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4th 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 Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB 4th May
Practice notes
The tort of misuse of private information is focused on ‘the protection of human autonomy and dignity—the right to control the dissemination of...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop 4th May

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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the transparency obligations under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation...
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29th Jan
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This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
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29th Jan
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Background to the standard contractual clausesThere was a general prohibition in Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive), on controllers...
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29th Jan
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Requirements for lawful processing of personal dataAn organisation cannot simply process personal data because it wishes to do so. It can only process...
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29th Jan
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A ‘UK Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) marking is a product marking introduced as a result of Brexit to replace the previous requirement for CE marking for...
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29th Jan
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Application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000See initially Practice Note: Who is subject to the freedom of information regime, which explores the...
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29th Jan
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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (2015 Regulations) came into force on 18 July 2015, replacing the Re-use of Public Sector...
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29th Jan
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A certified copy is an accurate, complete and current copy (usually a photocopy) of an original document. The certified copy will include a statement...
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29th Jan
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Who can make a request?Any person, located anywhere in the world, can make a request for information. This is because the Freedom of Information Act...
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28th Jan
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Key legislationThe freedom of information regime in the United Kingdom is governed by the following legislation:•Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...
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28th Jan
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Status of the Government Legal DepartmentThe Government Legal Department (GLD) (which was called the Treasury Solicitor’s Department until 1 April...
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28th Jan
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As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
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27th Jan
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Documents executed as deeds must be expressed as being executed by the company. A document will be deemed to be executed as a deed if it is duly...
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27th Jan
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The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) scheme is a quality-mark that is internationally recognised and confers on the complying entity the status of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 25th Jan
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A commodity code is a ten-digit code to classify goods for import and export declarations. It is used to identify the applicable tariffs, quotas,...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Hewson 25th Jan
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The concept of ‘origin’The concept of ‘origin’ in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) refers to the origin of goods for the purpose of...
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Produced in partnership with Fergus Randolph QC of Brick Court Chambers 25th Jan
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The Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol) is contained in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
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22nd Jan
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Taking the example of a UK online service provider (operating from a UK data centre), wishing to rely on the caching defence in Article 13 of...
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Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher 18th Jan

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