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Digital content and the new Consumer Rights Act 2015

United Kingdom - June 12 2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 received royal assent on 26 March 2015. The majority of provisions in the Act will come into effect on 1 October 2015…

Data privacy and online surveillance: recent developments

European Union, United Kingdom - February 24 2015 Following the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January, the Prime Minister announced that if his party wins the May 2015 general…

Government proposes restriction on scope of non-assignment clauses

United Kingdom - January 8 2015 The Government is consulting on a proposal to render ineffective contractual clauses which prevent businesses from assigning their trade receivables…

Jon Bartley, Séamas Gray.

Consumer law - forthcoming developments in 2014

United Kingdom - April 4 2014 The most significant reform of consumer law in decades will continue to develop in 2014 through the implementation of new legislation and the…

When will a settlement agreement be binding?

United Kingdom - December 31 2013 The recent High Court case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems demonstrates the dangers of agreeing settlement terms in principle but with a formal…