European Case Law: Consumer protection — Data protection— Online sales contracts

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Third Chamber) 28 July 2016 (*) (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in civil matters — Regulations (EC) No 864/2007 and (EC) No 593/2008 — Consumer protection — Directive 93/13/EEC — Data protection — Directive 95/46/EC — Online sales contracts concluded with consumers resident in other Member States — […]

European Case Law: Foreign Currency Loans

Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 30 April 2014. Árpád Kásler and Hajnalka Káslerné Rábai v OTP Jelzálogbank Zrt. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Kúria – Hungary. Directive 93/13/EEC – Unfair terms in a contract concluded between a seller or supplier and a consumer – Articles 4(2) and 6(1) – Assessment of the unfairness […]

European Case Law: Freedom to provide services

Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 16 November 2016 Timothy Martin Hemming and Others v Westminster City Council Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Reference for a preliminary ruling — Freedom to provide services — Directive 2006/123/EC — Article 13(2) — Authorisation procedures — Concept of charges […]

CASE LAW: European Commission v Kingdom of Spain. Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations.

Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 24 November 2016. European Commission v Kingdom of Spain. Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Directive 2009/147/EC — Conservation of wild birds — Special protection areas — Directive 85/337/EEC — Assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment — Directive […]

CASE LAW: Regina (MA and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2016] UKSC 58; [2016] WLR (D) 582

Supreme Court Regina (MA and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2016] UKSC 58; [2016] WLR (D) 582 2016 Feb 29; March 1, 2; Nov 9 Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury PSC, Baroness Hale of Richmon DPSC, Lord Mance , Lord Sumption , Lord Carnwath , Lord […]

5+1 MARKETING TIPS FOR LAW FIRMS

Getting new clients and maintaining strong relations with current clients are two features of successful law firms. That is to say, apart from a thorough knowledge of the law, lawyers should develop their marketing skills as legal marketing assists law firms to connect with potential new clients and reinforce their relations with current clients. In […]