CMA publishes guidance on social media endorsements

On 3 November 2022 the CMA published guidance for social media platforms, brands and content creators setting out how they should approach online advertising in order to ensure they comply with the relevant UK consumer protection legislation.  Social media platforms have a duty to prevent and address unlawful practices such as hidden advertising that are … Read more

Online Safety Bill formally introduced to Parliament

On 17 March 2022, the Government published its much-anticipated re-draft of the Online Safety Bill, following various announcements over the last few months as to new features to be added to the Bill. We intend to publish a more comprehensive analysis of the latest draft in due course, but here’s a quick overview of the … Read more

Latest episode in Tech Disputes podcast discusses software and data licensing disputes

Technology is changing the landscape of dispute resolution but where, how and why is this happening? Revolution or evolution? – Technology and the changing disputes resolution landscape is a new podcast series that launched in June exploring the key changes and how our clients can minimise exposure and navigate the new environment to successfully resolve disputes. Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

On Saturday 4 September 2021 Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for EVs and ensure there is sufficient network capacity for EV … Read more

UK government consults on proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets

On 20 July 2021 the government published a consultation on its proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets.  The proposals are based on the recommendations set out in the Furman Review, the CMA’s final report of its market study into online platforms and advertising and the Digital Markets Taskforce report to government published in December 2020.  The Furman review concluded … Read more