Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The economic outlook may be brightening, but is this reflected in the financial performance of the UK’s top 50 law firms? In this article, Legal Week sifts through the 2012-13 LLP accounts of the country's top law firms to find out, looking at key statistics including turnover, profit and net debt...view abstract
Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 21 July 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
The case of Global Marine Drillships Limited v William La Bella and Others  is the saga of the attempted purchase of a deep sea drillship, which ultimately led to a solicitor being held to be in breach of her undertaking and in breach of trust, as Bond Dickinson reports.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 July 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
This May, the UK Competition & Markets Authority said it planned to take action to encourage a compliance culture, including more closely linking enforcement outcomes with its work on compliance. This Bakers briefing looks at recent developments, key points to note and what companies need to do.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 17 July 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
In a case involving technology giant Apple, the Court of Justice has held that the layout of a retail store may be registered as a trade mark in Europe. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co looks at whether this decision will see a flood of applications for store design layouts.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 11 July 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 is set to modernise and simplify aspects of IP law in order to promote innovation. If product design, 3D printing, fashion design, furniture or jewellery design are relevant to your business, then these changes will be relevant to you, as Shoosmiths explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 July 2014 | Practice Area: Designs
New EU regulations on the provision of food information to consumers are set to consolidate and update two areas of labelling legislation - general food and nutrition labelling - into a single text. The new rules will apply from 13 December 2014 - in this briefing, Nabarro looks at the main changes.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 03 July 2014 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling
On 25 June, the EC adopted a revised De Minimis notice. Although in line with the previous notice, it provides further clarity to companies as to what are agreements of minor importance and when they can benefit from a 'safe harbour'. Bakers looks at the implications and some actions to consider.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 01 July 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
Over the years there have been many cases concerning tort and contract which have rewritten and defined the law. This article looks at Donoghue v Stevenson, which changed the circumstances when someone can claim for breach, even in the absence of a contract, and led to the modern law of negligence.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 30 June 2014 | Practice Area: Negligence
With the legal profession facing unprecedented change, companies are seeking out innovations in the provision of legal services. This report, which analyses how the market is changing, is based on the views of 200 senior buyers of legal services at companies with a collective annual spend of £3.5bn...view abstract
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 30 June 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This DLA Piper guide, which focuses on supplies of intangibles, such as services, intellectual property rights and digital content, aims to meet these challenge head-on.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 June 2014 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax
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