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Has MeToo taken a seat on the board?

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The effect of the #MeToo movement in the corporate world is no longer in doubt. Over the last few years Ted Baker’s share price fell 13% after allegations against its founder emerged, the ‘big four’ accountancy firms have all admitted to...

A Restatement of the English Law of Contract

Jonathan Haydn-Williams
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'A Restatement of the English Law of Contract': Andrew Burrows and an Advisory Group: Oxford University Press 2016. The first US 'Restatement of Contracts' was published by the American Law Institute in 1933, with the second edition in 1981....

7 tips to help businesses avoid (or at least mitigate) the effects of reputational damage

Clive Ince
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Reputational damage is a growing threat for many businesses. The impact can be huge. You can lose customers if they feel undervalued, misled or even lied to. If those disgruntled customers choose to take to social media, what started as a hiccough...

6 tips that will help mortgage lenders avoid enforcement disputes

Nick Cook
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As a bank or building society you know just how much effort is needed to bring possession proceedings against a borrower who has defaulted on their mortgage repayments.  To try and help you avoid finding yourself in that position here are 6 tips we...

5 tips that will help tech businesses avoid costly disputes

Jonathan Cole
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By their very nature tech businesses have to move fast.  You are continually evolving to keep ahead of the pack and to do that you not only need to understand what the latest technology is but also what the next technology will be.  More than...

Online Harms White Paper - a daunting new world for social media sites

Paul Herbert
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This 98 page tome has provided a welcome distraction from Brexit. The proposals are, by the Government’s own admission, eye-catching: “The measures outlined in this White Paper are novel and ambitious, with potentially far-reaching effects...

Clarity is key: Overage Agreements

Dominic Whelan
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A version of this article first appeared in Estates Gazette . Overage (or “clawback”) agreements are seen as complex and full of hidden traps. Ironically, the commercial rationale for agreeing them is often very simple. Overage is a...

Dual-Identity Cars

Martin Emmison
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In a perfect world, every historic car would boast a spotless provenance and a documented list of distinguished owners, none of whom ever “abused” the car by changing a major component, let alone by crashing it. Please read the full article by...

How to ensure you have the necessary rights of way for your development site

Hannah Rosenthal
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Good sites with development potential are hard to find. They are often complex and their viability may rely on access that is granted by another landowner. Hannah Rosenthal in our Real Estate Development team looks at three examples of the law as it relates...

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