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

Revolution or evolution? Tech Disputes podcast series – Episode 2: Trade Secrets Disputes – protecting your key business information

In episode 2 of our Tech Disputes podcast series Revolution or evolution? we take a look at Trade Secrets Disputes – protecting your key business information. Innovation needs to happen at a rapid pace. IP rights are key to locking in the investment made in innovation but in the short term, trade secrets can play a very significant … Read more

The Kalifa Review – a vision for the future of UK FinTech

On 26 February 2021, HM Treasury (HMT) published Ron Kalifa OBE’s independent strategic review of UK financial technology (FinTech), also known as the Kalifa Review. The executive summary is available here. Formally relaunched on 20 July 2020 following an announcement by HMT as part of its 2020 Budget and delays due to Covid-19 (see our … Read more