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Mar
16
2017

ABTA: Latest Victim in the Recent String of Cyberattack in Hospitality Industry
#Corporate #Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Corporate lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Mar
06
2017

Hospitality industry – Don’t be Hospitable to Cyber Attackers
#Corporate #Commercial #Corporate #Food and Restaurants

Many key players in the global hospitality industry have fallen victim to cyber-attacks over recent years, including the Hilton, the Trump Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental....

Feb
28
2017

“Have a break”. Trade marking the shape of goods
#Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Dispute Resolution lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Feb
27
2017

Do We Have a Contract? The Pitfalls of Inconsistent Communication Examined in the Court of Appeal
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The question of when a binding contract is formed has been re-examined in the recent case of Global Asset Capital v Aabar Block, where Global tried to enforce an oral deal surrounded by written communications which did not make the terms of the agreement clear. ...

Jan
17
2017

Clarkslegal advises Meridian Leisure Hotels on its latest acquisition of an internationally branded hotel
#Commercial #Corporate #Employment

News - Clarkslegal corporate team have advised successfully MLH in latest acquisition...

Nov
25
2016

Implied terms can’t save a contract that doesn’t exist
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The Court is frequently asked to determine whether an estate agent is entitled to commission. Most commonly, such cases involve a dispute over who ...

Nov
15
2016

The Continuing Dangers of Acting on a Letter of Intent
#Commercial #Construction

Letters of Intent (LOI) are much used by parties at the start of their contractual relationship – usually where there is a need to place orders or start work but the contract and its terms have not been fully finalised....

Oct
21
2016

If you want a term to be a condition, do not rely on an assumption – state it
#Commercial

The case of Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd v Spar Shipping AS recently heard in the Court of Appeal has demonstrated the importance of parties to a contract specifying where a term should have the status of a ‘condition’....

Oct
07
2016

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?
#Intellectual Property #Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

When you are a start-up, contracts and intellectual property protections are not, understandably, at the forefront of your mind. However, protecting your ideas and creations is just as important as getting your business off the ground....

Sep
29
2016

The Battle of the Forms Continues
#Commercial #Information Technology

Those involved in ordering goods and services or putting contracts together will know that, unless individually negotiated, it can sometimes be difficult to know whose terms are incorporated into the final contract. The circumstances giving rise to this are frequently referred to as the Battle of the Forms. ...

Sep
06
2016

Three “Ms” to help avoid the supplier’s nightmare of a key customer who can’t pay
#Commercial #Corporate

In the first quarter of this year, in England and Wales, 3,694 companies and 20,383 individuals were unable to pay their debts and went into a formal insolvency procedure (The Insolvency Service: Insolvency Statistics – January to March 2016). It goes without saying that these statistics mean that a very considerable number of suppliers to companies or sole traders will have been left as unsecured creditors, likely to receive a fraction only (or nothing at all) of what they were owed for goods or services supplied....

Aug
08
2016

Winning new customers...the internet way!
#Commercial

LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr...the list keeps growing and with the number of users of social media sites continuing to rise the potential to find new customers online has never been greater. Here are our top tips for using social media to tap into new business.......

Jul
11
2016

UK Data Protection: A little part of us that will forever be Europe?
#Commercial

In the pre-23 June 2016 world of certainty, stability and legislative timetabling, British businesses knew that, so far as their data protection obligations were concerned, they would have a couple of years to comply with the requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted in April this year and takes effect from 25 May 2018....

May
10
2016

Managing Cybersecurity in Your Business
#Commercial

Cyber attacks can lead to all sorts of crises and don’t just stop at preventing you from getting on with your business. You might just find yourself in breach of your legal obligations....

Apr
25
2016

“No Oral Variation” Clauses: Do They Work?
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

Many commercial contracts contain a clause to the effect that any variations or amendments to the contract must be in writing. Parties to commercial agreements favour such clauses because they promote certainty: the parties know what they have to do to amend the contract and disputes about oral discussions are in theory avoided....

Apr
07
2016

Clarkslegal advises on the sale of wireless network distributor, Siracom
#Corporate #Commercial

Clarkslegal, led by Corporate Partner, Ashan Arif, has successfully advised the shareholders of Siracom Limited on the sale of the company to Exertis UK....

Mar
08
2016

What's on the horizon for corporate/commercial law?
#Corporate #Commercial

Below are a few things to look out for on the corporate/commercial horizon. We’ve got the ICO taking data protection more seriously than ever before, the UK calling for transparency over who owns the businesses running our economy, and working towards a simpler, fairer way of trading with UK consumers. ...

Mar
07
2016

Value and growth: inextricably linked
#Commercial

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs account for 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK, employing 15.6m people (60% of UK private sector employment) and generate £1.8 trillion in annual turnover (47% of UK private sector turnover). It is no wonder that SMEs are a vital part of any economy, disproportionately impacting job creation and economic growth....

Jan
12
2016

What to expect for 2016
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Corporate #Dispute Resolution #Employment #UK Immigration #Private Client #Real Estate #Commercial

Clarkslegal has produced a guide on ‘What to expect for 2016’ which clearly sets out all the forthcoming legislative changes, which we hope you find useful in planning your year ahead. ...

Oct
13
2015

Transfers of Personal Data from EU/EEA Countries
#Corporate #Commercial

On 6 October this year, the European Union’s judicial body, the Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled, in the case of Schrems v [Irish] Data Protection Commissioner, that the “Safe Harbour” agreement between the US and the EU, which has allowed personal data to be transferred legally between EU countries and the US for 15 years and which some 4,000 US companies currently rely on, is invalid. ...

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