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Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) transactions are ever increasing in number and complexity. The associated TMT and IP/IT disputes are often brought before the national courts. However, litigation is not always well-equipped to take account of the distinctive elements of these disputes. Arbitration could be advantageous in resolving such disputes, particularly where the parties come […]

Natural England (NE) has announced that, from today onwards, it is revoking three wild bird “general licences” issued under s16 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/general-licences-for-bird-control-major-changes-to-licensing-requirements These licences permitted land owners or other authorised persons to catch (alive) or kill certain species of wild birds and / or to take, damage or destroy […]

In recent months, EU and national competition authorities have ramped up competition law enforcement against suppliers of branded goods ranging from sportswear and fashion clothing to musical instruments. Any supplier or retailer of branded goods should now ensure their e-commerce policies and distribution agreements are still fit for purpose. Two recent EU cases involved well-known […]

Whilst further preparatory legislation for Brexit is passed this month, the Courts continue to recognise deficiencies in consultations and to give rulings which remind us of the importance of properly drafted enforcement notices.  Meanwhile planning inspectors rule on what constitutes a change of use and apply the provisions of the NPPF rigidly against further updated […]

The English High Court has recently set aside an arbitration award for serious irregularity under s68(2)(a) of the Act in the case of RJ and another v HB [2018] EWHC 2833 (Comm). Successful s68 challenges are rare, which is why this case is a useful demonstration of the very high threshold for setting aside an […]

Welcome to our April Employment Law Review. In this bulletin we take a look at new neurodiversity guidance, a further development on holiday pay, the question of when suspending an employee amounts to a breach of contract, and gender diversity in the boardroom. We also highlight key dates and new rates to be aware of […]

Emerging and continuing trends in institutional arbitration rules enacted in 2018 As we are well underway with 2019, it is time to look back and consider any emerging and continuing trends in respect of the institutional arbitration rules that came into force throughout 2018. While 2017 was a significant year for international arbitration, given that […]

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