Monthly Archives: April 2010

Data Protection: the new ‘Monetary Penalties’: Businesses Beware!

On 6th April, 2010, new powers were given to the Information Commissioner (the guardian of personal data), to impose ‘monetary penalties’, on data controllers, who do not comply with ‘the Data Protection Principles’, pursuant to the new sections of the … Continue reading

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Commercial Agents Regulations: when does the relationship terminate?

The Commercial Agents Regulations, like any piece of legislation, can only be fully understood once its bare terms are “fleshed out” with case-law.  That process continues in the U.K., as is illustrated by the English case of Clarmoda Ltd v … Continue reading

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Law firms: do you know what your solicitors are doing?

The English case of Nayyar and ors v Denton Wilde Sapte and Gauri Advani [2009] EWHC 3218 (QB), decided in December 2009, provides interesting reading for law firms whose solicitors might be tempted to engage in business activities which depart … Continue reading

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Professional Liability in the Courts

The Outer House case of Credential Bath Street Limited v Venture Investment Placement Ltd from 2007 illustrates the ongoing potential for divergence between approaches to interpretation of contracts north and south of the border.  When the tenants defaulted under a lease, the … Continue reading

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