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UK: contractual audit clauses: another dispute comes to court
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2015

Audit clauses in contracts are tools for policing contracting behaviour. While their use is well-established in some sectors, too many businesses


Bird & Bird & DesignWrites - July 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

Unregistered design rights are an important IP right in the fashion industry, given that the lives of clothing designs are often short and may not


UK: copyright - private copying exception falls
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2015

Following the recent judicial review of the introduction of the private copying exception into English law in October 2014, the High Court ruled this


Calculating loss: Supreme Court rules on the interpretation of "default clauses"
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2015

The English Supreme Court has clarified the principles to be applied in interpreting express damages clauses, and closed down some of the debate


UK: 'socially justified' parking ticket or penalty?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2015

After a hundred years of relative stagnation, the law of liquidated damages is changing fast. An important new case on the topic is about to be


UK: dispute resolution essentials: CPR Part 36 - significant changes from 6 April 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2015

CPR Part 36 contains a set of procedural rules designed to encourage parties to settle their disputes. These provisions allow a party to a claim to


Interpreting business contracts: 'commercial common sense' under the spotlight
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2015

A new Supreme Court decision has sounded a note of caution regarding the role of 'commercial common sense' in interpreting business contracts under


UK employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2015

This case concerned a peripatetic employee who was Danish, lived in Switzerland, and travelled extensively under an employment contract governed by


Bridging the distance between mind games and sport
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2015

The High Court recently gave the green light for a judicial review which could potentially classify the genteel card game of bridge as a sport


Competition law: access to facilities
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 28 2015

Two English High Court cases appear to signal a new approach in abuse of dominance cases involving a refusal to provide access to a facility