The Government has issued its long-awaited Consumer Rights Bill, which has been anticipated ever since the Consumer Rights Directive was published just over a year ago. Wragge & Co examines what the Bill entails and whether it makes things simpler for both consumers and businesses.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
On 31 May 2013, the UK Intellectual Property Office published the results of its research into "The Impact of Lookalikes - Similar packaging and fast-moving consumer goods". The research is in response to calls from brand owners for specific and effective protection against lookalikes in the UK.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 12 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
There appears to be a crucial change to the threshold for calculating when employers must consult employee representatives on making employees redundant. The EAT has removed the requirement that, for dismissals to count towards the 20+ limit, they must be at a single "establishment".
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 10 June 2013 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
This round-up from Wragge & Co covers the latest developments in finance litigation, covering issues such as the balance sheet insolvency test following the BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Eurosail-UK case and the interpretation of guarantees.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 05 June 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
You are dissatisfied with an adjudicator's decision, but pay the successful party. However, you can litigate or arbitrate the dispute afresh, hopefully with a different outcome. How long do you have to start those proceedings - does the original limitation period apply or does it start again?
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 30 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
The recent decision in BNY Corporate Trustee Services Limited v Eurosail has provided helpful guidance on the interpretation of the insolvency tests set out in section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986. This guidance is of significance to anyone creating contracts containing this type of provision.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 24 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Hunt & Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd & Others is an interesting and complex decision from the Technology and Construction Court involving the development of a block of flats which went wrong from the beginning. Wragge & Co's engineering and construction team examines the decision in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Warranties
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 20 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
The Government's plan to shift the funding of the employment tribunal service away from the taxpayer and onto the system users will become a reality this summer. In this briefing, Wragge & Co's employment team look at the new employment tribunal fee regime in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 16 May 2013 | Practice Area: Tribunals
Comfort letters can be a useful tool for providing an assurance of support from a parent to a subsidiary company. It's possible for such letters to form binding obligations in law. However, Wragges discusses a recent case which serves as a useful reminder of the limitations of letters of support.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
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