UK Online Defamation Lawyer Explains EU Jurisdiction

UK online defamation lawyer explains the starting point for issues regarding jurisdiction in online defamation cases. The author is a specialist in online defamation cases including obtaining effective injunctions, litigating for damages and pre-action disclosure applications across all social media platforms. He can be contacted on 0207 305 7491 or at

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How do you become a high growth digital technology business attracting investors and corporate clients?

What we do at PAIL is assist start-ups that already have a product and are revenue generating but are still looking to make that transition to corporate clients or to take investor funding. This transition is not an easy one. If your business has largely been done by employing people-per-hour consultants on a pay as you go basis or writing your contracts yourself, it is difficult to navigate the complexity of licensing technology to a corporation as all of them have rigorous procurement processes. One of the major validation concerns of corporations and investors is the longevity of your business model i.e. are you a here today and gone tomorrow. Apart from ensuring legal compliance we offer insight into how a business can be better prepared from generating revenue to being a high growth business. We are fortunate enough to represent a few such businesses. Are you feeling the itch to make the shift from selling to consumers and SME’s to acquiring corporate clients and institutional investors?

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Life cycle of a digital tech business: how to take your start-up to corporate success?

The author Peter Adediran is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practising solicitor specialising in mobile applications and ecommerce related B2B and B2B2C start-ups and later stage SME growth. His areas of expertise include using intellectual property to add to business value, and drafting growth and exit focused commercial agreements. His breadth of experience over 18 years includes more than a 100 start-ups worth over $100 million

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Brexit – UK’s Internet legal landscape following EU exit

The following article is a high level view of the consequences of Brexit from a legal perspective as it relates to Internet related business.

At the outset there is only one thing for certain and that is that the legal position after Brexit does not have to be uncertain. Indeed, it is possible to extrapolate which laws will fall away and what will be left in place as this will largely depend on what type of post-Brexit model is adopted by the UK. With this in mind the background position regarding Brexit so far is as follows.

The EU is governed by (1) The Treaty of the European Union (TEU); and (2) The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (the “EU Treaties”). The referendum does not mean that the UK has automatically left the EU. Article 50 of the TEU sets out the necessary mechanisms for the UK’s departure. It provides that:

i) A Member State may leave within two years of notifying the European Council (the Council) of its intention to withdraw from the EU. There is a negotiation process for the withdrawal and future working relationship with the EU Art 50(2)(b);

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Handling VAT collection for digital businesses

Handling VAT collection for digital businesses changed as of 01 January 2015.

As from the 01 January 2015 handling vat collection for digital businesses will change. The rules for taxing the supply of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronically supplied services to consumers (TBES) will change. The “place of supply” for VAT purposes used to be the jurisdiction in which the supplier business was established, usually resides or belongs. From tomorrow, VAT will now be due and collected on digital goods and services in the member state in which the consumer resides.

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Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits

Contract breach lawsuits where there is a contract and the clauses are enforceable

What is a contract?

A contract is an agreement between individual(s) or organisation(s) (the “Parties”) that sets out the benefits and responsibilities of the Parties between themselves.

What are contract breach lawsuist?

Company A wants to install a completely new computer network system and approaches Company B to supply and maintain the new system. After a number of meetings, someone at Company A signs a quotation attached to an agreement to supply and maintain the new system. The quotation says that Company A shall make 4 instalments of £250,000 each to Company B as payment for the supply and maintenance of the new computer system. Company A then realises that they could have got a much better deal elsewhere and wish to cancel the contract with Company B. Company A writes to Company B refusing to pay, saying that the contract is cancelled because of, amongst other things, the cooling off provisions of the distance selling regulations.

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Comments on the Digital Economy Act 2010

The digital economy act 2010 and the debate about moral concerns and the copyright wars continue to be hotly argued. One side says the recent expansion of rights and remedies to copyright holders is grotesque and disproportionate and worst of all, it will stifle innovation. The other side, who are trying to assert their rights, are saying that efficient copyright laws are needed to deal with a shift in the ever evolving paradigm of accessing and distributing copyright material. I prefer the latter view. Efficient regulation and legislation is clearly in the public good.

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