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Fashion: Is there a need for change?

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Fashion is a dynamic industry. Its very essence necessitates change and, in turn, challenges to what has been accepted before. But now the questions and legal issues are piling up. The last few weeks have seen Burberry, Gucci, and Katy Perry designs attract...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

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Company administrations just keep on coming. Indeed it is difficult to think of an industry sector which has not seen a spike in the number of administrations over the course of the last 12 months. But the administration of a distributor highlights...

Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin quoted in Drapers

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Partners Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin have been quoted in Drapers, discussing the recent apology from Gucci over their 'racist' jumper. Please click here to read the article. ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

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The recent announcement that British Ceramic Tile, a distributor, has entered into administration is, at one level, a sign of changing times, in this case of the channel to market.  But it also calls into sharp focus how a supplier should deal with the...

Are you at risk of a #MeToo claim? Parissa Torabi writes for Drapers

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Employment law associate and member of our Fashion Law Group,  Parissa Torabi , explains the precautions fashion retail leaders must take to ensure there is no harassment hidden in their organisations.  Read Parissa's article here . ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

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Distributorship agreements after Brexit – part three With less than 100 days to go and the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, have you received, let alone read, your email from HM Revenue & Customs which, the government claims, will...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

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Distributorship agreements after Brexit – part two If a week is a long time in politics, given all that has been happening since the last suppliers supply and distributors distribute blog, a month is borderline an eternity.  There is now a UK...

#forcedhugging: Are you prepared to respond to allegations of harassment?

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The recent suspension and investigations into the conduct of Ray Kelvin, founder of Ted Baker, and the resulting devastating impact on Ted Baker’s share price, is a stark reminder of the potentially considerable fallout that brands and businesses can...

When can you not say you agree?

Stephen Sidkin
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When can you not say you agree? When your agreement says that you cannot! Confused? It's understandable but when properly written, agency and distributorship agreements (and, indeed, a swathe of other commercial agreements) often contain what are called...

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