Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills Author Interview Part 1

In this interview, author, Adrian C. Laing, talks about his latest book, Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills, with Andy Hill, Bloomsbury Professional's head of legal publishing. Read more

The Politics of Confidentiality

Adrian Laing As we await the judgment of the Supreme Court of England and Wales to determine whether or not to lift a temporary injunction naming a celebrity who apparently engaged, or sought to... Read more

Termination clauses in an agreement

Deborah Fosbrook The extent of the grounds for termination are very important and the failure to address this issue may have significant financial consequences either to a company or an individual. Read more

Challenge the fear of drafting: ‘indemnity’

Adrian C. Laing My experience with the drafting and amending of contracts is that sometimes lawyers are the best ‘types’ to address the sensitivities involved but often the skill-set needed to reach... Read more

What’s App? Clarifying contractual models for apps

Adrian C. Laing What are the contractual routes which take an idea to the availability of an app on the open market? Apps come about from an enormous range of sources. But no matter what the starting... Read more

Book Launch - The Law of Limited Liability Partnerships, Fourth Edition

Last Thursday evening saw the launch party for the fourth edition of The Law of Limited Liability Partnerships, held at Serle Court. Authors John Machell QC and John Whittaker, along with many of the... Read more

Directors' Duties: Scope of the Proper Purpose Doctrine

Eclairs Group Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc; Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc [2015] UKSC 71 Although the Supreme Court decided that the proper purpose rule applied to an article provision which... Read more

The first DPA secured – just what the SFO wanted from Father Christmas

Christmas has come early for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as it is expected that the first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) will be officially agreed on Monday 30 November 2015. Read more

The latest UK company law developments

The rapid pace of change in the modernisation process of UK company law renders it dynamic, influential and respected internationally, owing to its ability to adapt to the constant needs of a modern... Read more

LIBOR sentencing may herald a tough approach for financial crime such as bribery

It has already been well documented that the 14 year sentence imposed yesterday on trader Tom Hayes, for manipulating LIBOR is higher than many of the sentences imposed on other financial wrong-doers. Read more

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