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July 12th 2012

Simon Brazier reports on new rules governing the use of cookies.

The recent decision in Tiffin v Lester Aldridge is a reminder of the importance of a well-drafted LLP agreement that clearly sets out the duties, responsibilities and employment status of members.

Now and again a buyer will acquire land or property by buying the shares of the company that owns it, rather than buying the land itself - in a recent case, an agent lost out on commission of around £2 million after such a transaction took place. 

Businesses should be on the alert for the latest wheeze – cold calls offering so-called ‘expertise’ with a new EU ‘cookies’ law. 

The use of side letters in commercial transactions is common. Ancillary to a contract, a side letter is used to clarify, supplement or vary the original agreement. The key question is whether or not it is in fact a legally binding contract. 

In recent years, cloud computing has grown from being a promising business idea to a rapidly expanding quarter of the IT industry. Given the current economic landscape, companies are increasingly realising that simply by using cloud services they can gain fast access to best-of-breed business applications and/or upgrade their IT infrastructure and resources, at very affordable rates. But as more and more valuable data and information on both individuals and companies is placed in the cloud, the question is how safe is it from a legal perspective?

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