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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 19th June)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up continues, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 25th June 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 5th June)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up powers through, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

17:00, 12th June 2017
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On Filters and Votes: Examining Snap's IPO

Technology companies have been increasingly exploring new corporate governing structures, as exemplified by the company behind Snapchat. After its recent IPO, the current make-up of Snap Inc highlights some of the main issues that arise from such arrangements.

11:00, 9th May 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 24th April)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up carries on providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 30th April 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 13th March)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up rumbles on, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 19th March 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 27th February)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's new fortnightly round-up continues, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 5th March 2017
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The Recoverability of Pre-Action Costs: An Unfair Balance

The Jackson Reforms of 2013 introduced an element of fairness into the management of costs in civil litigation. Though largely successful, when combined with the Pre-Action Protocol, it is clear they were not comprehensive enough to afford protection to defendants on the issue of pre-action costs.

12:00, 24th January 2017
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The Law of Vicarious Liability Is On The Move

Lord Philips in Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society (CCWS) roused: ‘the law of vicarious liability is on the move’. This platitude remains apt today; recent cases have seen both development of the first limb of the vicarious liability test and an extension in scope of the second.

11:00, 16th June 2016
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Having a Laugh? The Parody Exception to Copyright Infringement

Parodies are an enigmatic force of comedy. Notoriously difficult to define with precision, parodies are something we ‘know when we see’. How does copyright law deal with something so difficult to define? When does a parody become so unacceptable that there should be no copyright exception?

11:00, 17th May 2016
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From Farm to Fork: Legislating Against Food Waste

The Food Waste (Reduction) Bill, supported by Conservative, SNP, Liberal Democrat, and Green MPs comprises two broad objectives: to reduce food waste by individuals, businesses and public bodies, and for businesses to enter into formal agreements with food redistribution organisations.

11:00, 19th April 2016
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Opening Pandora’s Box: Uncertainty in European Trade Mark Law

Over the years, the 'power' of trade marks has rapidly expanded. In 2016, trade marks are an invaluable asset to global business. However, the purpose of trade marks has become increasingly blurred. Are they designed to protect consumers or brand owners, and how well are they doing each?

11:00, 14th April 2016
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Escaping Daddy’s Dance Hall? The Impact of Brexit on Employment Law

It was not apparent in 1972 that the UK’s accession to the European Economic Community would have a fundamental impact on employment law. How would the UK's exit from the European Union affect domestic employment law, if at all? Would it be business as usual for both employers and employees?

12:00, 25th March 2016
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The Uber-Complex Law of Vicarious Liability

Vicarious liability is an old concept, which is difficult to to modern working arrangements such as those of Uber. Following a decision in California in 2015 that Uber drivers are employees and another in 2016 in the UK on authorisation, the position of Uber drivers in the UK is discussed.

08:10, 16th March 2016
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Deferred Prosecutions: Deferring Justice

Deferred Prosecution Agreements allow prosecutors to suspend proceedings against a company charged with criminal offences of an economic nature, subject to conditions such as co-operation, fines and reparations. These have been used just twice in the UK; to what extent should they be used more?

12:00, 10th March 2016
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