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10 Apr 2015
Posted in Other

EDIT: the first version of the software is now available (including lots of free documents) here: https://docular.net. I’ve been working for the past 2 years on a web-based software system to store contract text and legal drafting knowledge in a modular fashion, and to make the production of legal templates and documents based on that […]

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Software support SLAs

06 Aug 2014
Posted in Information Technology Law

Written contracts covering the provision of software support services often incorporate some kind of service level agreement, or SLA for short. If you have been tasked with preparing or negotiating a software support SLA, and are looking for some guidance, this post should help you. SLAs may cover more than just software support services. For […]

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Consumer contracts regulations: sample clauses

06 Jun 2014
Posted in Internet Law

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 are coming into force next week. They include a detailed list of information that a trader must provide to a consumer in situations where the Regulations apply. Should you use the model instructions on cancellation to help you comply with this requirement, or should you […]

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New distance selling laws: 8 key compliance points

03 Jun 2014
Posted in Internet Law

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 apply special rules to B2C distance contracts entered into via a website, as well as certain other contracts (not discussed here). The Regulations, effective on 13 June 2014, replace the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. See: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/3134/contents/made Unfortunately, the rules are rather complex. This […]

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Online advice: worth the risks?

25 Mar 2014
Posted in Internet Law

Whether you are purchasing legal forms and templates, seeking a medical diagnosis, getting insider information when choosing a school or university, or soliciting the opinions of product aficionados on a prospective purchase, there are many ways to get guidance and advice online – but what are the risks for those providing this guidance and advice? […]

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The website operator defence: will it really make a difference?

27 Jan 2014
Posted in Defamation Law

Website operators facing defamation action over users’ posts can now rely on the new ‘website operator’ defence. To use the defence, the operator must comply with a prescribed process after receiving a notice of complaint about allegedly defamatory material posted online. The defence follows increasing concerns about defamatory digital content posted by website users – […]

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10 key facts about English contract law

02 Apr 2013
Posted in Contract Law

In this article James Normington of New Park Court Chambers explains some of the key points of English contract law. Every businessman and women should be familiar with these concepts. Contracts occur in every business. It might be as simple as the agreement with the milkman to deliver the milk and your obligation to pay […]

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Cancellation conundrums: distance sales of goods and services

03 Mar 2013
Posted in Consumer Law, Internet Law

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (the DSRs) contain an intricate set of rules concerning the cancellation, by consumers, of distance contracts for the supply of goods. A different set of rules concerns the cancellation of distance contracts for the supply of services. But nowhere in the Regulations is there any guidance on the […]

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Customer testimonials and the law

27 Jan 2013
Posted in Internet Law

Testimonials are a good way to reassure potential customers that your business is genuine, and your products or services are well-regarded by existing customers. By way of example, you can see ours here. There are however a couple of legal issues you should bear in mind if you’re thinking of collating and publishing testimonials on […]

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