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Brexit: It’s All About The Data

As Brexit approached and passed, one important area of the deal was regarding how data that flows between the UK and the EU is going to be dealt with. So, what is the current legal position as we stand in the first couple of months of 2021? Following the expired transition period on 31 December […]

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Coronavirus: Commercial Considerations

On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was elevated to “pandemic” status by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This was then followed by the announcement of Rishi Sunak’s budget for 2020, which included a number of policies aimed at helping businesses navigate through the rising panic, and which has been coined “The Coronavirus Budget”. […]

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Brexit, Brussels and Boris: Commercial Contract Considerations, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we made the introduction to Brexit and the law, providing an assessment (as far as we can), as to how 2020 may pan out. In this blog, we will look at best practice in assessing where your business stands in preparation for Brexit, along with suggestions on how to […]

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Brexit, Brussels and Boris: Commercial Contract Considerations, Part 1

This series of blogs aims to assist you following the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. The aim is to help you consider how you can prepare your business agreements and commercial contracts for the changes that will happen during the post-Brexit transition. How can you prepare and what […]

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In conversation with Dave Coupland: European Tour golfer

Phil Parkinson, Partner and Head of Commercial Law at Blacks, in conversation with Dave Coupland, European Tour golfer. Dave’s story is a great one; a tale of persistence and hard work, working towards the dream. In November 2019, Dave came through the very tough Q School to be one of only 25 players from the […]

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Battle for the Blades: Sheffield United’s Shareholder Scrap

Sheffield United’s shareholders Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mossad Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (a Saudi royal), have recently been in the High Court in relation to a dispute concerning control of the side. The Case in question has served to highlight the importance of getting legal advice in order to correctly purchase shares from fellow […]

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A Different Kind of Fitness Test

Bury FC fans will still be recovering from the shock and upset of their club’s recent demise. The Club, bought by Steve Dale for £1 late last year, had been known for its past financial struggles. However, matters soon spiralled out of control when rumours arose that debts were increasing and employees’ wages had been […]

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Gambling on the Number 32

Wayne Rooney has been a household name for many years and now, after a stint in America, Rooney is returning to English soil to play for Championship Club Derby County. However, this hasn’t come without criticism, particularly in relation to how Rooney will be reimbursed. Around the same time as Rooney was announced as the […]

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Gambling Advertisements: Betting with the Future?

This month, GambleAware published an interim report into how gambling is marketed, and advertised, and in particular how this affects children, young people and vulnerable adults. Their findings concluded that, unsurprisingly, sporting events are a significant channel for gambling advertisements (with spending increasing around big sporting events such as last year’s football World Cup and […]

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GDPR: A Year On…

It’s now one year since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were introduced alongside the Data Protection Act 2018. However, how has GDPR actually impacted us since then? Last year “Are you GDPR compliant?” was a question that brought about both fear and apathy in equal amounts, and the day it came into force (Friday […]

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