Brexit, memes and the future of UK copyright law

After years of political wrangling, last week the UK officially left the European Union. Although headlines were naturally engulfed with Brexit news of woe or celebration, an interesting development regarding the EU’s new directive on copyright also made the headlines.  The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (or “Copyright Directive” for…

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Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 Has Its Day in the Sun

Often the everyday contact with the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (“the Act “) is to exclude it. However, the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Chudley & Ors –v- Clydesdale Bank Plc (t/a Yorkshire Bank) 2019 offers a rare opportunity to visit the Act in greater detail. In Chudley the Court of…

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Collateral warranty claim struck out in Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd v City & County of Swansea [2018] EWHC 2192 (TCC)

Author: Juli Lau and Alexandra Bellis The second defendant, Interserve Construction Limited (Interserve) brought an application for summary judgment against the Claimant, Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd (SSMC) in respect of striking out part of the SSMC’s claim on the basis that it had no real prospect of success, alternatively on the basis that the limitation…

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Changes in the PSC regime for companies and limited liability partnerships

Changes to the register of people with significant control (PSC) regime came into force on 26 June 2017.  Whilst the changes had been expected for some time, they were not confirmed until 23 June 2017 when the relevant legislation and guidance was published. The main change for companies and limited liability partnerships already operating under…

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Sharpe Pritchard’s projects team continues expansion

The projects team at Sharpe Pritchard continues to grow following the addition of three new solicitors. Steve Gummer, re-joins the firm from Allen and Overy as an associate in our infrastructure group. Steve trained at Sharpe Pritchard and specialises in complex infrastructure projects, including renewable energy and waste transactions, and he has a range of…

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Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report

How (Not) To Evaluate Tenders in a Public Procurement: Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (2016) – Landmark Case Report On 29 July 2016, the High Court handed down its judgment in one of the most high-profile and important public procurement cases in recent years, Energysolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [2016] EWHC….

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