Commercial News

CITMA and 3PB IP Barrister Nicole Bollard present an update on important trade mark cases - Bristol 12 December

Join Nicole Bollard of 3PB Barristers in Bristol as she provides an end of year case law update. Nicole will be focusing on important trade mark cases from the past year. You will hear about the details of the case and their impact which will help you in your practice and when advising your clients. […]

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3PB Barrister Max Schofield and Squire Patton Boggs Partner Jeremy Cape analyse the future for VAT in post Brexit UK

In a post Brexit world where the UK aspires to frictionless cross-border trade with the EU, the VAT treatment of imports to the UK and of taxpayers’ exports to EU customers can present significant friction. Furthermore, the inherently European tax has evolved with oversight from the Court of Justice of the European Union, something the […]

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Commercial update: Data protection breaches – Employers’ liability

Is common law doctrine of vicarious liability of an employer for its employee’s misuse of private information excluded by the DPA? And secondly, can an employer be vicariously liable for the employee’s acts away from the workplace? Nicole Bollard analyses the Court of Appeals recent decision in W M Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants […]

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Commercial update: Commercial negotiations and draft contracts – the formation of a binding contract

When one party pulls out of commercial negotiations before a contract is signed, how does the Court determine if a contract has been formed? Seb Oram analyses the Commercial Court’s recent decision in Rotam Agrochemical Co Ltd v. GAT Microencapsulation GmbH [2018] EWHC 2765 (Comm). Click here to read Seb's analysis. Seb is a Commercial Law barrister specialising in professional […]

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Commercial update: Professional negligence – Solicitors’ duty to warn of risks incidental to their retainer

When will a solicitor need to give a warning to his client about obvious risks that come to his attention when performing his retainer, but which he has not been formally retained to advise on? Richard Whitehouse  analyses the Court of Appeals recent decision in Lyons v. Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347. Click here to read Richard's analysis. […]

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Estate agencies and other agencies fees: the interpretation of an ‘Introduction’

3PB’s Alexander Whatley has successfully defended against a claim for an agency fee which turned on the interpretation of an ‘Introduction’. This is a widely contested issue in both the estate agency and recruitment agency sectors in the UK. The claim was defeated half-way through the trial by way of a successful submission, by 3PB […]

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3PB’s Rebecca Farrell acts for Petitioning Creditor in property tycoon bankruptcy

3PB’s Commercial and Property barrister Rebecca Farrell, instructed by Ian Baker of London solicitors PGB Gitlin Baker, acted for the Petitioning Creditor Darius Khakshouri in successfully obtaining the bankruptcy of former property tycoon Kevin Cash who owed the businessman in excess of £3 million. The bankruptcy was obtained at Oxford County Court last week. The […]

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