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News Category: Commercial litigation

  • 21 August 2017

    New pre-action protocol for debt claims

    A new pre-action protocol for debt claims will come into force on 1 October 2017. This will apply to debts claimed by any business, including sole traders and public bodies, against an individual (which can also include a sole trader). The protocol does not apply to business to business debts. Read more

  • 29 July 2016

    Fixed Costs and Part 36 Offers

    One of the more recently posed questions in relation to Part 36 offers is, in cases where costs are fixed by section IIIA of Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), can costs, in excess of those that are fixed, be recovered by making or accepting a Part 36 offer? Read more

  • 18 September 2015

    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) comes into force on 1 October 2015 – are you ready?

    One of the key aims of the CRA is to consolidate consumer legislation into one piece of legislation. The CRA pulls together various provisions from over eight different pieces of legislation, which governed consumer rights pre-October 2015. The CRA also updates consumer rights to reflect the both the ongoing growth in e-commerce and the more recent growth in the digital content market. Read more

  • 23 July 2015

    Overstaying Your Welcome: Penalty Clauses and Liquidated Damages

    Chelmsford chip-shop owner Barry Beavis is, at the time of writing, pursuing his appeal to the Supreme Court in the final chapter of the saga ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis. Read more

  • 20 July 2015

    Consumer Disputes: New Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) requirements

    If you are a business selling goods, services or digital content to consumers, you are likely already aware that there are major changes on the horizon. This is due, in part, to the Consumer Rights Act ("the Act"), which will be coming into force in October 2015.  The Act is an attempt to consolidate and build on the myriad of existing consumer focused legislation. Read more

  • 18 May 2015

    Using confidential information in a new job

    The law provides protection for a business’ confidential information. This protection is often strengthened through formal confidentiality provisions in contracts or specific non-disclosure agreements. However, there can often be considerable uncertainty as to whether knowledge that an employee develops is confidential information protected in law, or whether it is the employee's own knowledge that he is free to exploit elsewhere after his employment. Read more

  • 29 April 2015

    Restrictive Covenants and Top Gear – 12 months to reboot before Clarkson can compete?

    In the aftermath of "that" fracas, speculation has been rife as to what Jezza, Captain Slow and the Hamster's next televisual steps will be. Whilst the trio have been widely linked to a new motoring show on Netflix, turning the ignition key on any new Clarkson vehicle may have to wait until 2016 at the earliest if the reported 12-month non-compete clauses are observed or upheld. Read more

  • 27 January 2015

    Competition Law: Can I stop my goods from being resold on websites such as Amazon or eBay?

    The short answer is yes but only in very limited circumstances and only where such action is not driven by a desire to impose a minimum resale price. However, many manufacturers are seeking to impose restrictions that would unlikely be upheld should they come before the courts. Read more

  • 28 August 2014

    Restrictive covenant could not be redrafted

    In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has held that a non-competition clause could not be redrafted by the High Court in order to make it effective. Read more

  • 27 May 2014

    Consumer Contracts: New Developments

    The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) will come into force and apply to all contracts entered into on or after 13 June 2014. Read more