On 7 January 2020, Directive (EU) 2019/2161 (the "Directive") came into force, setting into motion a swathe of measures aimed at modernizing
Herbert Smith Freehills
A spate of high-profile cases across the EU has brought the spotlight firmly on how to combat unfair commercial practices and increase consumer protection.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In the latest edition in our Future of Consumer series, our Milan office looks at the impact of the EU's "New Deal for Consumers" , with a particular focus on Italy.
The European Commission announced on 22 January 2020 that it is looking for feedback on draft guidelines on the implementation of Article 4 of the Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020
The Government announcement that all schools are to close (but remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children) from the end of today applies only to children at registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), primary and secondary schools and further education colleges.
Universities seem to be getting it wrong when it comes to
dealing with freedom of speech and, particularly, academic freedom
of speech – a subset of the general concept which pervades
the very essence
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Shook Partner Alison Newstead and Associate Leo Fielding have answered questions on product liability developments in the United Kingdom...
DAC Beachcroft LLP
As places where an often internationally mobile population of people study, work and live, higher education providers will be thinking about the impact of COVID-19 on their institutions.
The UK's consumer sector has shown resilience against the backdrop of challenging political and economic conditions. Consumers in the UK remain willing to spend...
In an attempt to improve Scotland's recycling habits, the Scottish Government has introduced a new deposit return scheme (DRS) due for implementation in March 2021.
Our UK Consumer team is delighted to present our Doing Business in the UK guide.
On 31 January 2020, World Athletics updated its technical footwear rules. Contrary to expectations (see our previous article Why banning Nike's ZoomX Vaporfly Next% would be a mistake)
How sustainable are the A-list? Well, if Sunday's BAFTA awards are anything to go by, we expect the awards season and upcoming fashion week shows to be awash with sustainable initiatives.
Over the last five years or so, the law relating to how UK businesses deal with consumers over the internet (including through mobile phones) has changed significantly.
The UK Government has just announced that it intends to draw up legislation aimed at ensuring that all consumer smart devices sold in the UK adhere to rigorous security requirements for the...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
t is estimated (perhaps conservatively) that 1 – 2% of the UK adult population and 5 – 8% of children in the UK have a food allergy (not including intolerances), and in addition, one in 100 people have coeliac disease.
With a focus on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the alternative assets space, Directors Rory Blazeby and Richard Hansford highlight the challenges this poses
On 8 November 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision on an important preliminary issue in the case of Bailey and others v GlaxoSmithKline  EWCA Civ 1924.
DLA Piper has a strong track record in Class Actions, which has become the shorthand term for a range of mass claims, group litigation and collective redress procedures.
A recent prosecution in the UK illustrates how product safety regulators in Europe are increasingly willing to use criminal enforcement powers