The European Commission is moving forward with its plans to revise the Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) (the "PLD") and national implementing legislation.
We look here at the key elements of the DfE updated and consolidated guidance on external reviews of governance.
Reducing consumer harm has been a key regulatory focus for the FCA over 2021, and the final hallows of the year provide a good opportunity to reflect on the plans, proposals and policies seen from the FCA during this period.
Marks & Clerk
The impact of the COVID pandemic has been felt keenly in the fashion and retail sector.
It was wonderful to see and hear the return of such energetic debate and discussion in its finest physical form at our recent Business Leaders' Dinner, much of it inspired by one of our special guests for the evening, Keith Weed.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Following a call earlier this year for evidence in relation to product safety measures in the UK the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has responded to statements received as part of this consultation.
A lawyer by background, with a strong track record in leadership in education and social mobility issues...
What risks has Natasha's Law brought for food businesses and what product recall issues have been raised as a result of COVID19 and Brexit.
Battle of the brands – what does it take to win in retail, whether you're born-traditional or born-digital?
With HM Treasury launching its much-anticipated consultation on regulating buy-now-pay-later ("BNPL"), it is an opportune moment to take stock of where we are, how we got here...
Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) recent introduction of its Green Claims Code,...
We look here at the legal and practical reasons why academy trusts need to manage conflicts of interest and what this means for them in practice.
Marks & Clerk
Three student innovators have won the 2021 James Dyson Award, an international competition for design engineering students.
Mathys & Squire
8 November marks National STEM Day – a time to celebrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at school. As a firm that supports technologically innovative clients with IP legal advice
Marks & Clerk
There's an old adage: "They don't make them like they used to". For many industries, this is a deliberate philosophy, and it makes economic sense too.
Afew days ago, my mom called me to ask what my kids wanted for Christmas this year. She started the conversation by telling me her concerns about getting them their "top" gifts given...
Her Majesty's Treasury ("HMT") has this week published a consultation paper ("CP") on the regulation of currently unregulated Buy Now Pay Later products ("BNPL").
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") has recently published its final guidance on misleading green claims. The Green Claims Code ("the Code") aims to help businesses comply...
Here's the next edition of our monthly bite-sized digest, Productwise 3-2-1 where each month, we bring to the top of your inbox (and your agenda)...
Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.