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Commercial law webinar programme

Ward Hadaway's commercial law webinar programme ran from September to November.

It was a varied programme aimed at both in-house lawyers and senior managers in private and public sector organisations. The following topics were covered in one hour sessions:

  • What will change as a result of the Subsidy Control Bill?
  • Data protection and marketing – what are the rules now?
  • Software and AI based innovations – what can and can’t be patented, and how you can use other IP to protect them
  • An employment law update for in-house lawyers – an update for non-employment law specialists on IR35 implementation, Settled Status and the implications of agile working

Watch recordings of all the webinars below.

If there are particular topics which you would like to see covered in future webinar programmes, please get in touch with one of our specialist commercial lawyers. We are keen to hear your ideas.


Webinar recordings

What will change as a result of the Subsidy Control Bill?

Partner Damien Charlton chaired this panel event, talking to state aid specialist and Ward Hadaway partner Dean Murray alongside Carl Wright, Head of Grants Advisory Services at Clive Owen and Peter Judge, Group Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer) at Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Recording date: 17th September 2021

Data protection and marketing – treading the fine line

Using some recent cases involving Sports Direct, Papa Johns and American Express, Phil Tompkins takes a look at marketing under the current data protection regime, covering a whole range of topics including use of the PECR soft opt-in, and when a service message crosses the boundary and becomes a marketing message.

Recording date: 28th September 2021

Software and AI innovations – what can and can’t be patented, and how to use other IP to protect them

Experts from Ward Hadaway and Definition IP discuss how to protect software and AI innovations using the patent system.

Recording date: 12th October 2021

An employment law update for in-house lawyers

Commercial partner Damien Charlton, employment partners Paul Scope and Roisin Patton and data protection partner Judy Baker provide an update on a number of important compliance topics.

Recording date: 2nd November 2021

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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Damien Charlton

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