Private Practice

IP & Technology

  • Excellent opening for a PSL with experience in IP and Technology to join our exceptional practice
  • Our IPT practice encompasses nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries
  • You'll work on specific projects/initiatives, producing precedents, know-how guidance and manuals for internal use
  • You'll have at least 4 years of PQE in a comparable firm, with wide-ranging commercial/transactional experience
  • Experience in outsourcing, data protection or general commercial work is required


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Does TUPE catch workers who aren’t employees?

Yes, according to the decision in Dewhurst v Revisecatch & City Sprint. Employment Judge Joffe, sitting alone in the London Central Employment

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Implying terms into the price adjustment provision of a share purchase agreement

A recent High Court decision serves as a useful reminder of the test the court will apply when deciding whether to imply a term into a share purchase

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Giving notice of claim under a share purchase agreement: the importance of strict compliance

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of ensuring that a notice of claim in relation to a warranty claim under a share purchase

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General Election 2019: What’s on the ballot?

With the general election now only one week away, the largest political parties have now launched their manifestos. On the employment and immigration

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Court of Appeal considers the meaning of "payable" in a share purchase agreement tax covenant

This Court of Appeal decision highlights conflicting interpretations of the meaning of "payable" and illustrates how a court will go about resolving

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Warranting forward-looking projections: lessons for a seller

The High Court has recently considered what "careful preparation" of forward-looking projections entails. Its decision was in the context of a breach

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Directors' fiduciary duties to shareholders

Most cases which come before the courts in connection with the sale and purchase of a company are brought by buyers against sellers. However, a

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Bank liable for employee's fraud on basis of "principle of social justice"

The Court of Appeal in Group Seven Limited v. Notable Services LLP 2019 EWCA Civ 614 has agreed with the High Court decision to find a bank

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LIBOR discontinuation - the LMA Exposure Drafts and other recent loan market developments

It is unsafe to assume LIBOR will be available beyond 31 December 2021

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Natixis v. Marex Financial and others

The English Commercial Court has delivered a judgment in a commodity repo dispute that has implications for commodity financiers and others using

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The latest changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 allow local authorities to charge a community infrastructure levy (CIL) on new developments to

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Interim Relief and the likelihood of success

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case considered the “likelihood of success” test in interim relief cases

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Consultation to tighten minimum energy efficiency standards

Following on from the 2017 Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), in which the government committed to support businesses in reducing their energy use by at

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The Good Work Plan - exciting times ahead

The government published its Good Work Plan back in December 2018 in response to Matthew Taylor's review of employment practices. The Good Work

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EAT confirms that employers must give notice of dismissal to trigger a statutory trial period

For such an apparently simple idea, statutory trial periods are notoriously tricky. Often employers and employees agree some sort of trial period of

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The EU Justice and Home Affairs Council formally adopts new Whistleblowing Directive

The EU Justice and Home Affairs Council has formally adopted a Directive of the EU Parliament, which aims to harmonise the protections available for

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Is an employer liable for harassment of its employees by third parties?

The extent to which an employer is responsible in law for the harassment of its employees by third parties has changed several times over the years

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SM&CR extended to insurers - one year on

In December this year, the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) will be extended to all solo-regulated firms regulated by the FCA. Insurers

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Material factor continues to operate as defence to equal pay claim

A new EAT decision holds that, once justified, a material factor defence stands until a new decision on pay is taken. In Co-Operative Group Ltd and

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May Bank Holiday 2020

In order to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020, the government has decided to move the early May bank holiday, which is usually scheduled

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