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Auto-sync causes IP infringement

Auto-sync causes IP infringement

Auto-sync causes IP infringement IP CASE UPDATE: WEiSS TECHNIK UK LTD v DAVIES [2022] In the case of WEISS TECHNIK UK LTD v DAVIES [2022] EWHC 2773 (Ch), the Court held that four former employees and a company set up by one of them, had breached their contractual and...
The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of?

The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of?

The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of? The 28th of April 2022 saw one of the biggest legislative changes to the UK building industry in close to 40 years. The Building Safety Act 2022 (“the Act”) received Royal assent, meaning it is now an act of...
Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations

Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations

Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) – Key Considerations Employee Ownership Trusts (“EOTs”) are a great way for shareholders to sell their companies for the best value in a more tax-efficient way than a traditional trade sale. EOTs were introduced by the...
NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

NatWest fined £264 million for money laundering offences On 13 December 2021, NatWest was fined £264 million for breaches of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR 2007). As the first criminal conviction and the FCA’s first criminal prosecution under the MLR 2007,...
The significance of “all reasonable endeavours” clauses

The significance of “all reasonable endeavours” clauses

The significance of “all reasonable endeavours” clauses Contractual obligations are normally absolute and failure to fulfil an obligation will be a breach of contract. Endeavours clauses are therefore used when a party is only prepared to “try” to fulfil...
Future Fund Loan Scheme – should my business apply?

Future Fund Loan Scheme – should my business apply?

Future Fund Loan Scheme – should my business apply? The period for applications for the government’s Future Fund scheme has been extended until 31 January 2021. The scheme is designed to support the UK’s innovative and forward-thinking businesses, currently affected...
The future of the M&A market for buyers

The future of the M&A market for buyers

The future of the M&A market for buyers As the UK came out of lockdown, we saw an increase in M&A deals. For both investors and companies looking to expand through acquisitions, there are plenty of opportunities out there. The post-COVID-19 M&A market is...
How will Brexit affect your business?

How will Brexit affect your business?

How will Brexit affect your business? With everything that has been going on in 2020, it seems to some extent that preparing for Brexit may not have been given the time and attention it otherwise would have attracted. However, with the transition period due to end...