Brexit: Receiving goods from the European Union

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Receiving goods from the European Union (EU) will now be treated in the same way as receiving goods from non-EU countries. For the import of most goods not exceeding £135 the point at which VAT is collected will mostly be at the point of sale rather than the point of importation making it United Kingdom […]

Class-action antitrust lawsuit filed against Amazon

A class-action antitrust lawsuit has been filed against amazon. It alleges that Amazon negotiated anti-competitive price agreements in 2015 with five big book publishers. They are, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House. The deal caused e-book prices to inflate by up to 30%. It has been estimated that since 2018, Amazon […]

Isle of Wight Council commence legal claim over Cowes floating bridge

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Since its launch in May 2017 the Isle of Wight’s floating bridge has had constant problems and it is often suspended for repairs. It operates crossing the River Medina between East Cowes and Cowes. The faults have included issues with its ramps, fuel, chains, electrical faults, excessive noise, and hydraulic oil leaks. A hydraulic fault […]

Defamation: Rachel Riley v Michael Sivier

The High Court Judgement was provided on the 20 January 2021 for the case, Riley v Sivier [2021] EWHC 79 (QB). Rachel Riley, a well-known television presenter brought a defamation action against Michael Sivier over an article published on his website, Vox Political. The 26 January 2019 article contained the headline, “Serial abuser Rachel Riley […]

Regulations you should be aware of!

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If you are conducting your business online, then you should be aware several regulations to abide by. The English law that governs the conduct of online business is set out in several different statutory instruments. Some are specific to online trade whilst others apply to all business activity. This area of law has been increasingly […]