Sports Direct Case: 5 benefits of having a written agreement

31 July

Mike Ashley, Sports Direct boss, has recently won a High Court battle against investment banker Jeffrey Blue over an alleged £15 million deal made in a pub...

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Nestlé lose the battle to protect their “four finger” trademark – do you need to protect your brand?

18 May

The Court of Appeal ruled on 17 May 2017 that the four-finger shape KitKat bar cannot be trademarked.

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Loteri Cymru Draws on Darwin Gray’s Legal Expertise Ahead of First Draw

27 April

Darwin Gray has been instrumental in setting up and establishing the first all-Wales weekly lottery, Loteri Cymru, which will be broadcast on S4C for the first time on Friday 28 April at 8pm...

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Company fined £120,00 for breaching data protection rules on marketing consent

05 April

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a creditor broker business, Digitonomy Ltd, for sending millions of marketing text messages to people without proper consent...

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The General Data Protection Regulations – is your business ready?

29 March

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming into force across the EU and will change the way that businesses collect, manage and display data...

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Kylie v Kylie Trademark Battle and Tips to Protect Your Trademark

21 February

International popstar Kylie Minogue has recently been in a trademark dispute with ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star Kylie Jenner...

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Instagram stars who advertise outside the rules

07 February

Instagram can be a valuable tool for companies to market their products...

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Tendering: Practical Considerations

19 July

For some, tendering can be a formidable task. With so many issues and documents to take into consideration the process can seem overwhelming...

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Darwin Gray Helps Trampoline Park Bounce to Success

30 March

Leading Cardiff commercial law firm Darwin Gray has helped Wales’ biggest trampoline park, Go Air, spring to success.

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Pre-emption rights over shares: a word of warning

17 December

A recent Court of Appeal decision serves to warn shareholders (and corporate lawyers) of the importance of making it clear when shares are to be subject to pre-emption rights.

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Meet the Team - Corporate & Commercial

17 December

Our team has a vast range of experience in a variety of Corporate and Commercial matters, from franchising to Intellectual Property and from corporate reorganisations to shareholder agreements. 

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Consumer Rights Act

26 November

The Consumer Rights Act received royal assent on 26 March 2015; it is expected that the main provisions of the Act will come into force on 1 October this year. 

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London councils to reduce business rates for businesses paying “living wage”

22 February

Brent and Greenwich Councils have become the first in the country to announce that they will offer discounted business rates to local employers who sign up to the Living Wage scheme.

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Supreme Court to review M&S break clause case

31 January

A recent case involving high street giant Marks & Spencer highlighted a number of issues relating to payments following the exercise of a break clause.

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Minimising Your Exposure and Maximising Your Recovery

16 December

Reviewing your use of standard documentation and the policies and procedures that govern your business relationships can often give you the best chance of minimising the level of bad debt, as well as assisting you in the debt recovery process, ...

Negotiation of Contracts: 10 things to consider

13 December

1.     Who are you dealing with?  Ensure that the person you are dealing with is authorised to negotiate on behalf of the other party.  If in doubt, ask for confirmation (in writing).

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Government’s intention to monitor company owners and directors

12 May

The Government has announced its intention to compile a central registry, monitored by Companies House, of all people who hold more than 25% shares in a company, voting rights in a company or who otherwise control the running of a company.

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Consumer law: New Regulations Introduced

01 January

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 have been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 13 June 2014. The Regulations implement the final parts of the EU’s Consumer Rights D...

Commercial Know-How: Your Business Website

13 October

In the first of two features on websites, we give a run-down on the key information most business websites should include.

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Commercial: 13 Tips on Direct Marketing

23 September

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has released new guidance for organisations which engage in direct marketing. Here are 13 key features of the guidance and tips on ensuring that you comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Pri...

Company Commercial News

16 July

The patchwork of old law and statutory offences that previously made up anti-bribery laws in the UK have now been swept away and the Bribery Act 2010 finally comes into force on 1 July 2011.

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Company Commercial News

12 March

The Equality Act 2010 - This checklist sets out the duties your business owes to members of the public when you provide them with goods, services or facilities. Since 1 October 2010, these rules are set out in the Equality Act 2010. 

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Company Commercial Newsletter

29 January

In December 2010 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published the findings of its evaluation into the changes introduced by the Companies Act 2006.... what did they conclude?

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Company Commercial Newsletter (ii)

22 October

Checklist: Branding

Businesses are often unaware of the different legal rights available to protect their intellectual property. We have produced a checklist that provides businesses with practical tip...

Company Commercial Newsletter

14 October

Company Administration: limitation periods

The High Court has held that, when a company goes into administration, time does not stop running in relation to its creditors' claims. The case acts as a reminder to cr...

Company Commercial Newsletter

18 May

Pre-Pack Administration: Commercial Considerations?

A pre-pack is the name given to an arrangement under which the sale of all or part of a company’s business or assets is negotiated with a purchaser 

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