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Digital Services Tax: What is it? What will it mean for the UK Tech Industry?

30 Oct, 2018
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced that the Government will introduce a digital services tax (DST) in April 2020.   The DST is intended to target "established tech...
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Is smart working always that smart?

29 Oct, 2018
by: Cripps
Cathy Yeulet © 123RF.com Boundaries between work and home-life are consistently blurred by so-called smart working, an approach to organising work that encourages flexibility and...
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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs): Taking care of business

19 Oct, 2018
All good entrepreneurs plan for disaster and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) should form an essential part of your plan. Innovative young tech entrepreneurs may make the common...
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Trade Mark Infringement? It’s “Easy”

11 Oct, 2018
It has recently been reported that easyGroup Ltd (of ‘EasyJet’ fame) has threatened to sue Netflix in respect of the online streaming service’s comedy series “Easy”...
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E-signatures – the way forward in M&A transactions?

10 Oct, 2018
Copyright : pratyaksa E-signatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts under English law, the Law Commission has confirmed. In its recently published consultation paper, the...
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Capturing and Preserving Evidence in Software Disputes

24 Sep, 2018
One of the most common mistakes made in any dispute is to fail to capture and preserve evidence at an early stage. Unless you’ve been involved in litigation before, capturing...
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What's in Store for Retail?

11 Sep, 2018
  After almost a decade of decline, the future of the British high street is now a hot topic for debate. The 2008 recession combined with the public’s ever growing obsession...
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Share and Share Alike – Do's and Don'ts in ensuring your Founder Shares and Incentive Shares are Tax Efficient

22 Aug, 2018
Young media and tech businesses are all about growth and with the Government providing an incentive with a 10% capital gains tax rate for entrepreneurs, the objective is often an...
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Will your digital assets die with you?

8 Aug, 2018
by: Cripps
The term ‘digital asset’ is used to describe a relatively new type of property and broadly includes all content or accounts online, or stored on devices such as computers or...
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Carphone Warehouse Data Breach Part 2 - Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water

3 Aug, 2018
It has been revealed that last year’s cyber attack on Carphone Warehouse affected a massive 10 million customers, up from the original estimate of 1.2 million. The data breach...
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Cyber Security: The Network And Information Systems Regulations

1 Aug, 2018
Whilst overshadowed by GDPR, important cyber security regulations called The Network and Information System Regulations 2018 (NIS) came into force in May this year. What is NIS...
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IPG acquisition of Acxiom – a smart investment?

20 Jul, 2018
In the world of Advertising, Technology, and Media related M&A deals, one particular transaction has been stealing all of the headlines this month – Interpublic Group’s...
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GDPR – it's not the whole story

28 Jun, 2018
By now hopefully the excitement of 25th May 2018 (or “GDPR Day”) has subsided. But the GDPR isn’t the only legislation that came into force then. The Data Protection Act...
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Lose Your Domain Name? It’s easier than you think…

19 Jun, 2018
You don’t ever ‘own’ your domain name; your registration is only a lease, subject to the payment of an annual fee. If you don’t pay that fee (you miss the renewal), you...
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A legal Battle Royale: World’s most popular video game sued for copyright infringement

7 Jun, 2018
by: Cripps
The developer of the smash hit video game Fortnite: Battle Royale is being sued by developers of rival game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) for copyright infringement. The...
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GDPR: What now?

25 May, 2018
    GDPR implementation day is here. The sky has not fallen in, but the true impact of GDPR is yet to be felt. For many of us who have been involved in GDPR compliance...
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Tech product recalls: How good is your Product Safety Incident Plan?

18 Apr, 2018
Whist it may seem, thankfully, a relatively rare thing for tech products to be recalled, those incidents that have hit the headlines in recent years (remember the Samsung Note?)...
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Will Brexit affect your IP rights?

17 Apr, 2018
For those of you who missed it, the European Commission and the UK have recently published a revised draft withdrawal agreement (the agreement which will govern the UK’s...
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Could venture capital be an option for your tech business?

20 Mar, 2018
 “It has never been less expensive to start a software company…” (Will Bowmer, Managing Director, Lincoln International LLC) Initial start up may be achievable for tech...
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Government announces review of law in preparation for driverless cars

15 Mar, 2018
by: Cripps
In its 2017 Industrial Strategy the Government said that it “wants to see fully self-driving cars, without a human operator, on UK roads by 2021”. In keeping with the...
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