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26 February 2021
On­line harms reg­u­la­tion gains mo­mentum and shape
At the end of last year, the Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its long-awaited re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion on on­line harms. The re­sponse (the “Re­sponse”) (al­most) puts to bed nearly two years of spec­u­la­tion...
February 2021
CMS we­binars on de­mand
Catch up on the latest leg­al changes with re­cord­ings from our re­cent we­binars To help you stay up to date with changes in law and reg­u­la­tion, CMS hosts reg­u­lar we­binars and pod­casts on a range of top­ic...
25 February 2021
Play­ing by the rules: in­tro­du­cing the Con­struc­tion Play­book
The UK Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its first Na­tion­al In­fra­struc­ture Strategy in Novem­ber 2020 set­ting out plans for an “in­fra­struc­ture re­volu­tion” with spend­ing of £600bn over 5 years and a fo­cus on in­nov­a­tion...
25 February 2021
The ICO’s adtech in­dustry in­vest­ig­a­tion re­sumes
In­tro­duc­tion On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO) an­nounced that it was re­sum­ing its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the adtech in­dustry, which had fo­cused spe­cific­ally on real time bid­ding...
24 February 2021
The ICO’s adtech in­dustry in­vest­ig­a­tion re­sumes
In­tro­duc­tion On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO) an­nounced that it was re­sum­ing its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the adtech in­dustry, which had fo­cused spe­cific­ally on real time bid­ding...
24 February 2021
The FCA Test Case: Video Series
The Su­preme Court de­livered its keenly-an­ti­cip­ated judg­ment in the FCA’s Test Case on non-dam­age busi­ness in­ter­rup­tion (BI) cov­er for losses arising from the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on 15 Janu­ary 2021. The...
24 February 2021
The Su­preme Court rules that Uber drivers are work­ers
On Fri­day, the Su­preme Court re­leased its eagerly-an­ti­cip­ated judg­ment in the case of Uber BV and oth­ers v Aslam, Far­rar and oth­ers [2021] UK­SC 5, un­an­im­ously dis­miss­ing Uber’s ap­peal and up­hold­ing...
24 February 2021
Busi­ness rates – “Sham” ar­range­ment held an in­ef­fect­ive rates avoid­ance...
In the re­cent de­cision of Isle In­vest­ments Ltd v Leeds City Coun­cil [2021] EWHC Ad­min 345 the High Court has up­held a Ma­gis­trates’ Court de­cision that a busi­ness rates avoid­ance scheme was a sham and...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
23 February 2021
ADTEKR
me­di­umAdtech is where ad­vert­ising and di­git­al tech­no­logy con­verge. It is a world of the few vs the many; the few who un­der­stand the in­ner work­ings of the in­dustry, the many who blindly fol­low and place...
23 February 2021
CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in­to Dex­ters Lon­don
CMS has ad­vised the founder and man­age­ment team at Dex­ters Lon­don, Lon­don’s lead­ing in­de­pend­ent Chartered Sur­vey­ors and Es­tate Agents, on an in­vest­ment led by funds ad­vised by private equity firm Oakley...
23 February 2021
Com­pany vol­un­tary ar­range­ments (CVAs)
A CVA is a power­ful form­al re­struc­tur­ing tool that can be used by a debt­or com­pany to im­pose a com­prom­ise on un­se­cured cred­it­ors who will not com­prom­ise con­sen­su­ally. In 2020, the first full year of...