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Commercial Update: Lawful economic duress and reasonableness – an analysis by Christopher Edwards

Commercial barrister Christopher Edwards analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Times Travel (UK) v Pakistan International Airlines Corporation and its impact on the criteria of lawful economic duress and reasonableness in commercial contracts. Click here to read Christopher's analysis. Click here to view his profile.

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Copyright, database rights, breach of confidence and conspiracy in relation to data – an analysis by Nicole Bollard

Nicole Bollard analyses The Racing Partnership Ltd and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd), a case involving a broad range of claims including conspiracy, copyright, database rights and breach of confidence, which will be of interest beyond those working in the horseracing arena, to those working industries which produce and disseminate data to third […]

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The recovery of VAT on legal services in Praesto Consulting v HMRC: an analysis by 3PB Barrister Max Schofield

3PB commercial barrister Max Schofield analyses the implications of the Court of Appeal’s judgment on Praesto Consulting v HMRC, in particular, when a company can reclaim the VAT for legal proceedings against its director. Click here to read Max's article. This article was first published in the Tax Journal. Read Max Schofield’s profile here.  

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The effects of EU Withdrawal for Commercial Lawyers

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is brought into effect at a domestic level by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“the Act”). As has been extensively reported, the Act and the subordinate legislation that it will give rise to, constitute the single largest legislative reform programme that this country has witnessed. 3PB's […]

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Commercial update - Max Schofield: Claiming VAT input tax on legal services benefitting a taxpayer company and its director

If legal services are provided to a taxpayer company and to its director, can the company reclaim the input tax? Max Schofield analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Praesto Consulting UK Limited v. HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 353. Max is a Commercial Law barrister whose practice has a particular emphasis on indirect taxation. Read Max Schofield's analysis here. […]

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Commercial update - Rebecca Farrell: Substituted service of bankruptcy petitions

The High Court has ruled that permission to serve a bankruptcy petition by a substituted means cannot be given retrospectively. Rebecca Farrell analyses the decision Ardawa v. Uppal and Jordan [2019] EWHC 456 (Ch) and considers how it changes the law. Click here to read Rebecca's analysis. Rebecca is a Commercial Law barrister with a significant Company Law and Insolvency […]

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Commercial update - John Jessup: The interests of creditors on insolvency at common law. Have the goalposts moved?

The Court of Appeal has handed down its landmark judgment in Sequana, in the Insolvency sphere (BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana S.A. [2019] EWCA Civ 112). How likely does insolvency need to be, before a director must consider the interests of creditors when deciding what is in the company’s best interests? Is a dividend payment […]

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Victoria Jones earns another ranking for her Intellectual Property expertise from the World Trademark Review 2019

Victoria Jones’ expertise has once again been acknowledged in the World Trademark Review: “Victoria Jones is highlighted for her specialisation in trademark, passing off and online enforcement matters and for the commercial and pragmatic way in which she approaches complex cases”. This ranking is further acknowledgement of Victoria’s first class Intellectual Property expertise. Victoria is also […]

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