Inside this issue:
Ups and downs of the “staircase tax”
Intellectual property law
Will the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) show its teeth?
Much has been written about the GDPR and the financial penalties that can be levied for non-compliance. Clearly the ability of the supervisory authority to impose fines of up to Euros 20 million or 4% of worldwide turnover is a headline grabber but what is the reality? Are fines of anywhere near the maximum really likely and in relation to what kinds of breaches are they likely to be made?
Nom Nom! The Supreme Court finds “no oral modification” clause to be effective
In the recent case of Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited  UKSC24 the Supreme Court overturned our Court of Appeal’s decision by holding that a “no oral modification” (NOM) clause was legally effective. The NOM clause stated that: “All variations to this licence must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of both parties before they take effect”.
Property litigation law
The different between Legal Advice Privilege and Litigation Privilege
Legal professional privilege under English law allows parties to seek legal advice and investigate the merits of their case without being forced to disclose confidential and sensitive documents in legal proceedings or to third parties.