Commercial News

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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Commercial update - Richard Whitehouse: Scope of duty in professional negligence: the return of “advice” versus “information”

In the first case on scope of duty in professional negligence since BPE Solicitors v. Hughes-Holland, has the Court of Appeal returned to the classic distinction between ‘advice’ and ‘information’ cases? Richard Whitehouse analyses the recent decision in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 40. Click here to read Richard's analysis. Richard is a Commercial […]

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Commercial update - Rebecca Farrell: Termination of memberships, and natural justice

What duties does an organisation owe when considering whether to terminate the membership of one of its members, for a reason not expressly dealt with in its rules of association? Rebecca Farrell analyses the recent decision of Dymoke v. Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy [2019] EWHC 94 (QB) which considered whether there is an implied […]

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3PB barrister Nicholas Leviseur in corporate governance case law: membership groups, terminating membership and an implied term

Judgment was given last week in Dymoke v Association for Dance Movement Pyschotherapy UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 94 (QB) by Mr Justice Popplewell. The case concerned a company limited by guarantee and, in the context of a decision to terminate a member's membership, an argument based on the existence of an implied term concerning the […]

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Max Schofield represents taxpayer in successful appeal in juice cleanse case

Max Schofield represented The Core (Swindon) in a successful appeal against HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of juice cleanse programmes. The First Tier Tribunal ruled that the juice cleanse programmes, taken in place of meals, were to be classified as food rather than beverages and were, therefore, zero-rated." Read the Judgment here Max Schofield is […]

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Charles Irvine acts in claim against Sirius Marine Services for defective workmanship

Charles Irvine acted for Mr Greatbatch in a High Court (Business and Property)(Queen’s Bench Division)(Admiralty) claim against Sirius Marine Services Ltd for defective workmanship. The case raised issues as to the correct rate for the loss of use of a pleasure vessel.  The Court awarded loss of use at a rate of 8% (rather than […]

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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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