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SPCs: uncertainty continues with two more references to the CJEU

On 13 January 2017, Arnold J made two references to the European Court of Justice in relation to the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation, one concerning SPCs for combination products, the other new formulations of old active ingredients.

The biggest financial risk to women today?

Embarking on a relationship

Lawyer2B: Millicent Freeman on The Katie Hopkins ‘Twibel’ ruling

In one of the first cases to define the ‘serious harm’ threshold in defamation law, outspoken Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages to Jack Monroe for libellous tweets, in which she implied the prominent poverty campaigner had defaced a war memorial.

60-second interview

Hayley Geffin, comms and PR manager, Mishcon de Reya

Brexit and Investment Migration to the UK

On 17 January 2017, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her priorities for the government's Brexit negotiations in her much-anticipated Lancaster House keynote speech.

Virtual currencies, eSports and social casino gaming – UK regulatory clarification

The Gambling Commission has published a position paper on Virtual currencies, eSports and social casino gaming, following a consultation arising from its discussion paper of August 2016.

Patents Court grants ground-breaking declarations in Humira dosage regimen case

In the latest instalment in the battle concerning AbbVie's 'Humira' product (the highest-selling prescription drug in the world by global sales), Mr Justice Henry Carr has ordered declarations in favour of Fujifilm and Samsung Bioepsis/Biogen.

Brexit: the Impact on the Life Sciences Industry

Following the referendum vote that the UK should leave the EU, the political landscape has been fast developing.

Law Society spotlight: Social Mobility Ambassadors

Chancery Lane’s SMA project aims to inspire people from underprivileged backgrounds to embark upon a legal career.

How to know when you’re ready to list on the stock market

You don’t need to IPO to achieve rapid growth. Just ask Richard Branson.

Deepa Somasunderam in Global Arbitration Review

'A break with the past as young group launches in Mumbai'

Dealing with foreign state-sponsored persecution: fighting world-wide freezing injunctions and relocating to the UK

In an increasingly turbulent and "post-truth" world, state-sponsored persecution of citizens appears to be increasing and in certain jurisdictions it is no longer only the richest and most renowned oligarchs who are targeted.

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CMA scrutinises de-branding of generics

On 7 December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority announced its finding that pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Limited and its distributor Flynn Pharma Limited had abused their respective dominant positions by imposing unfair prices for an anti-epilepsy drug

RBS settles with some claimants, but rights issue litigation continues

Four of the five claimant groups in the pioneering RBS rights issue litigation have settled their claims, but the case continues towards trial for at least one group.

Kamal Rahman speaks to the FT

EU citizens struggle with 85-page application to stay in UK after Brexit

Countdown to 2017: Deemed domicile, inheritance tax and the need for urgent action

Under the current rules, once a non-domiciled individual has been UK tax resident for 17 out of the previous 20 tax years, they will be treated as deemed domiciled in the UK for inheritance tax purposes.

Countdown to 2017 - Final chance for trustees to "wash out" gains on payments to non-UK residents

The publication of the draft Finance Bill 2017 on 5 December 2016 contained a series of unexpected and far reaching changes to the taxation of offshore trusts.

Balancing workers' rights with the gig economy

What do a plumber, a mini cab driver and a bike courier all have in common?

How social class can affect your pay

Professionals from elite backgrounds earn more than peers from working-class families

February - Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

Draft Finance Bill 2017 clauses have finally been released on the income tax treatment of offshore trusts.