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Shutting the window: tenant could not release right to light

A recent case has decided that a right to light was part of the premises demised by a lease and a release of that right by the tenant could amount to an encroachment on the premises.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

The Islamic finance industry can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for the time being

This article examines the recent judgment handed down by Mr Justice Leggatt in the High Court of London, which had been eagerly awaited by the global sukuk market and the rest of the Islamic finance industry.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in HSF's series of general counsel updates, which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Uber loses appeal on employment status of its drivers

This briefing examines the Employment Appeal Tribunal's recent judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others UKEAT/0056/17/DA.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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NJ Tax Court issues ruling on sales tax sourcing

On November 16, 2017, the Tax Court of New Jersey issued a ruling in Spirit Halloween Superstores, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation. This article examines the ruling in detail.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Legal privilege - human right or fraudster's shield?

This article looks at what the recent decisions in Avonwick Holdings Ltd and others v Shlosberg and Leeds v Lemos, mean for trustees.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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Can there be damages for breach of contract where there is no "loss"?

This briefing examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Ltd, a case involving development on land subject to an overage provision.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 20 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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How confidential information exchanged at a single meeting can infringe competition law

This briefing looks at a recent judgment which shows that exchanging competitively sensitive information with competitors - even at a single meeting, on a one-off basis - can infringe EU/UK competition law, exposing companies to potentially significant fines and reputational harm.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Does your D&O policy cover government investigations?

This briefing examines a recent Tenth Circuit decision, MusclePharm Corp. v. Liberty Insurance Underwriters, which calls into question whether and when a D&O policy will respond to a government investigation.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Uber drivers are "workers" but Deliveroo riders are not - what's the difference?

The Central Arbitration Committee has found that Deliveroo riders are not 'workers'. But last week the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the tribunal's finding that Uber drivers are workers. So why the difference?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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