What can a FC Bayern Munich mug inform us about charity law and governance? What is all this German football mug talk? Well, it was reported this week the fun story of Jim Entwistle and his favourite hot drinks holder… his beloved Bayern Munich mug. It was given to him 21 years ago in 1996… Read more »

Public Law

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has now published its full non-confidential decision in relation to the record fines imposed on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma last December. The investigation was the most significant of those undertaken by the CMA as part of its recent focus on the pharmaceutical industry. The initial fines, which were previously… Read more »


EU immigration has featured strongly this week in both the Queen’s Speech and the European Summit in Brussels. The Queen’s speech and Immigration Bill An Immigration Bill was proposed in the Queen’s Speech which really will focus on EU immigration.  The Bill is intended to repeal EU free movement law and bring migrating EU nationals… Read more »

IP & Technology

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the grouping of representatives from national privacy regulators across the EU, has provided an update on its timetable for publishing further guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The update is set out in a press release issued following the WP29’s June meeting. Guidance on Data Privacy Impact… Read more »

IP & Technology

The UK Government has committed to enact a new Data Protection Act which “will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. What does the Bill cover? According to the explanatory policy paper that accompanied the Queen’s Speech, the new Bill will “ensure the UK has a data protection regime that… Read more »


How can hotel and tourist business rise to the challenges and make the most of the opportunities currently facing the sector? As part of our BInformed spring seminar programme, industry experts Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), Nicola Taylor, Managing Director of Chardon Trading, and Stuart Drysdale, Associate Director at Christie… Read more »

Family Law

The triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union on 29 March 2017 began the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and this week the negotiations commence. Because we have a comprehensive system of national law which governs divorce and child related matters it may be imagined that family law is… Read more »


For the second time in 2017, a UK-domiciled parent company and its African subsidiary have successfully challenged the jurisdiction of the English High Court to hear claims concerning the liability of a parent company for acts of its subsidiary abroad. (Links to both judgements are below and our discussion of the first of these cases,… Read more »