Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
.EU Domain Names after Brexit

.EU Domain Names after Brexit

25 February 2021

The UK’s exit from the European Union has provoked a range of uncertainties, but one question that is of particular significance to many businesses in a digitalised world, is: What...

Author: Kim McConville
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

18 February 2021

The Claimant in this action is the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who first rose to fame through her acting role in the drama “Suits” and is now globally recognised...

Author: Katie McAllister
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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Off Payroll Working and IR35 Changes

Off Payroll Working and IR35 Changes

18 February 2021

From 6 April 2021, there are two regimes that private sector “end users” need to consider where it contracts with or engages someone they consider to be an independent contractor...

Author: Rachel Penny
Practice Area: Employment Law

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The £25,000 Defamatory Online Review

The £25,000 Defamatory Online Review

17 February 2021

The High Court of England and Wales recently handed down judgment in the case of Summerfield Browne Ltd v James Waymouth [2021] EWHC 85, and ordered the Defendant to pay...

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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Brexit and Financial Services: deal or no deal?

Brexit and Financial Services: deal or no deal?

10 February 2021

There was a collective sigh of relief when the EU and the UK announced, on Christmas Eve, that a trade agreement had been reached between them, and The Trade and...

Author: Rachel Craig
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit

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Brexit - Level Playing Field Provisions

Brexit - Level Playing Field Provisions

10 February 2021

The Trade and Co-operation Agreement agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December 2020 (the “TCA”) dedicates a full Title, namely Title XI, to so-called “Level Playing Field”...

Author: Emma O'Donnell
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A
Sector: Brexit

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Rachel Riley succeeds in her online harassment libel claim to strike out the defence of blogger Michael Sivier

Rachel Riley succeeds in her online harassment libel claim to strike out the defence of blogger Michael Sivier

10 February 2021

In Riley v Sivier [2021] EWHC 79 (QB), a judgment was handed down on 20th January 2021. Mrs Justice Collins Rice granted the claimant’s application to have the defendant’s defence...

Practice Area: Media and Defamation

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Proposals to increase the monetary jurisdiction of the County Court

Proposals to increase the monetary jurisdiction of the County Court

10 February 2021

On 4th February 2021 the Department of Justice launched a 12 week public consultation on increasing the general civil jurisdiction of the County Court. The overall aim is to make...

Author: Enya McKenna
Practice Area: Defence Insurance Litigation

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Oral Contracts: How much does your understanding matter?

Oral Contracts: How much does your understanding matter?

04 February 2021

In the recent case of Richards v Harvey [2021] EWHC 21 (Ch) the High Court in England re-examined the role that subjective understanding should play in establishing the existence of...

Author: Peter Guzhar
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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A new category of claim? Private law challenge against a public law decision

A new category of claim? Private law challenge against a public law decision

04 February 2021

The Claimant in this action, Surrey County Council (the “Council”), sought to bring a private law restitution claim against the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (the “CCG”). The local authority claimed...

Author: Declan Magee
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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