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Business Update Summer 2014

22nd July 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of the Mundays Business update providing you with a summary of the latest legal changes and briefing of issues affecting you and your business.

New consumer contracts regulations in force
On 13 June 2014, new regulations for consumer contracts took effect in the UK implementing legislation from Europe.  The regulations replace the “distance selling” regulations and apply to all consumer contracts entered into on or after 13 June (save for a few specific exemptions). fiona.moss@mundays.co.uk

Changes to copyright law keep pace with the digital age
The Hargreaves Report in 2011 made several recommendations for the reform of the law of copyright in England and Wales.  The Government’s response, announced in December 2012, is now in the process of implementation.  Central to the Government’s reforms is an overhaul of existing copyright exemptions by introducing five new exemptions dealing with 1) copying for private use, 2) quotation and parody, 3) research, education, libraries and archives, 4) disability, 5) public administration. james.o'flinn@mundays.co.uk

Recent cases emphasises need for careful drafting of lease break options
Both Landlords and Tenants should ensure calrity in drafting Breal Clauses to avoid recourse to litigation further down the line. james.condie@mundays.co.uk

Mundays sponsors FSB Surrey Business Awards
Mundays is sponsoring the Training and Development category in the inaugural FSB Surrey Business Awards 2014. The closing date for entries is Monday 22 September and the winners will be announced at a black tie event on 14 November at Epsom Downs Racecourse.  For more information please visit FSB Surrey Awards.

Mundays builds team with new construction partner
Mundays has added to its property team with the hire of a new partner, Pippa Beesley, who specialises in non-contentious construction law. Pippa joins Mundays from DAC Beachcroft LLP, where she has been since 2005. Prior to this Pippa trained and qualified at Mayer Brown.

Mundays lawyers recognised as ‘leaders in their field’
Legal directory Chambers & Partners UK 2015 has announced that 12 lawyers at Mundays are to be named as ‘Leaders in their Field’.

The contents of this newsletter are intended as guidance for readers. It can be no substitute for specific advice. Consequently we cannot accept responsibility for this information, errors or matters affected by subsequent changes in the law, or the content of any website referred to in this newsletter. © Mundays LLP 2014.

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