Brexit Flowchart

27 Oct 2016
By James Davies

“Brexit means Brexit”, says new Prime Minister Theresa May. But what Brexit might look like (and how we actually get there) is far from clear, with considerable uncertainty about what the UK’s relationship with the EU will be like afterwards.

How might the on-going legal challenge to the PM’s power to enact article 50 affect the path to Brexit? What if a trade deal with the EU cannot be negotiated? What if parliament vote...

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  • Broadband Ads: End of the line... (rental)?

    26 Oct 2016, By Geraint Lloyd-Taylor in Advertising & Marketing

    From 31 October 2016, broadband ads will need to be much clearer in relation to price claims. Read more

  • Flowers fails to reign over Cardiff City Council but solidifies the importance of CPR 83.2- Landlord's beware!

    25 Oct 2016, By Elyssia White, Paul Hayes in Dispute Resolution, Real Estate

    Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Briggs in the matter of Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016] EWCA Civ 1034 (“Flowers”). Read more

  • Social faux pas: Brands and celebrities

    21 Oct 2016, By James Duckworth, Jo Farmer in Advertising & Marketing

    An Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling in September illustrates that some brands and their agencies are still getting it wrong when it comes using a celebrity’s social media presence to promote their product. Read more

  • Shoot later ask questions first

    18 Oct 2016, By Ali Vaziri in Technology & Digital, Data Protection

    Wearable cameras have been in the headlines quite a bit recently. The moment BBC presenter Jeremy Vine ‘got a kicking’ (as he put it) whilst cycling to work was captured by his helmet mounted camera. Read more

  • Government to extend review to include gambling adverts on TV

    07 Oct 2016, By Brinsley Dresden, James Duckworth in Advertising & Marketing

    he front page of The Times reports today that the government is to extend its review into Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to cover gambling advertisements on TV, amid concerns about the proliferation of gambling adverts and their exposure to children. Read more

  • Blockchain Technology - Legal Insight

    07 Oct 2016, By Dr. Nathalie Moreno in Technology & Data

    Even before some realised the sun was setting on the Third Industrial Revolution, others are proclaiming the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is going to fuel this Fourth Industrial Revolution? According to many, while the First Industrial Revolution was steam-powered, it is argued that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be driven by blockchain. Read more

  • Talk (Talk) is not cheap - record fine for data breach

    06 Oct 2016, By Ali Vaziri in Data Protection, Technology & Digital, Technology & Data, Reputation Management

    Speak of making an entrance. Within a few weeks of her new appointment as the new UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has issued TalkTalk with a £400,000 monetary penalty notice, the biggest fine yet awarded by the ICO. Read more

  • Retail therapy: Commission publishes preliminary report on the e-commerce sector

    19 Sep 2016, By Adam Glass, Oliver Fairhurst in Retail, Hospitality & Leisure, Competition law

    The European Commission has released its long-anticipated preliminary report as part of the inquiry into e-commerce launched in May 2015. The report will be of interest to any businesses involved in e-commerce, and particularly those involved in online retail and distribution of digital content. This note focuses on the implications for those involved in the manufacture, distribution and retail of consumer goods. Read more

  • Naughty pics and controversial clicks - new guidance on hyperlinks to third party content

    09 Sep 2016, By Oliver Fairhurst, David Deakin in Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property

    The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday released its judgment in GS Media v Sanoma, which is the latest in a series of judgments on the legality of posting links to third party content on the internet. Read more

  • Baby steps…or a step too far?

    08 Sep 2016, By Helen Coombes in Employment

    The Women & Equalities Committee recently published its inquiry findings on workplace pregnancy and maternity discrimination. This inquiry was launched after research last year by Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that discrimination towards pregnant women and new mothers had doubled since similar research was carried out in 2005. Read more

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