Top News Stories ~ 17th – 23rd May 2021

This week’s news stories include: Nike and Puma’s ongoing trademark battle, Oatly launches IPO, Eurostar secures rescue package, Virgin Media and O2 merger is approved, and more. Legally Possible’s top news story of the week: Oatly Launches IPO 1. VIRGIN MEDIA O2 MERGER Following a provisional clearance last month, the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) […]

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Top News Stories ~ 10th – 16th May 2021

This week’s news stories include: The government sells £1.1bn NatWest stake, Ryanair reports record loss, Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin, Amazon wins legal battle over tax bill, Delta Air Lines requires new hires to be vaccinated, and more. Legally Possible’s top news story of the week: Amazon Wins Appeal Over Tax Bill 1. TESLA […]

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Top News Stories ~ 3rd May – 9th May 2021

This week’s news stories include: Pepco valued at £5bn, new travel rules revealed, Issa brothers set to sell 27 petrol stations, Uber hit with $600m bill, and more. Legally Possible’s top news story of the week: Uber Hit With $600m Bill 1. ISSA BROTHERS SET TO SELL PETROL STATIONS Billionare brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa […]

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Top News Stories ~ 19th – 25th April 2021

This week’s top news stories include: Chanel loses trademark lawsuit against Huawei, Clubhouse is valued at $4bn, TikTok is being sued over data protection breaches against children, Banks commit to achieving net-zero emissions, and more. Legally Possible’s top news story of the week: Chanel Loses Trademark Lawsuit (point 5) 1. CMA CONCERNED OVER ASDA TAKEOVER […]

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Top News Stories ~ 12th – 18th April 2021

This week’s top news stories include: Caterpillars Colin and Cuthbert in court, EU consider regulating AI, Virgin Media O2 merger provisionally approved, Deliveroo orders double to 71 million, European Super League announced, and more. Legally Possible’s top news story of the week: Caterpillar’s in Court (point 6) 1. DELIVEROO ORDERS DOUBLE Deliveroo has announced that […]

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Top News Stories ~ 5th – 11th April 2021

1. ALIBABA FINED £2BN Alibaba, a Chinese multinational technology company and the world’s biggest online retailer, has been fined a record £2 billion by Chinese regulators over alleged breaches of competition law. The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has found that Alibaba abused its market dominance, as they restricted merchants that use its website […]

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Top News Stories ~ 29th March – 4th April 2021

1. BORIS JOHNSON’S LOCKDOWN ROADMAP Following Monday’s announcement, it was confirmed that Stage 2 of easing lockdown restrictions will go ahead, allowing non-essential shops, gyms, outdoor hospitality venues and beauty salons to reopen next Monday 12th April. This follows months of being forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Weddings of up to 15 […]

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Top News Stories ~ 22nd – 28th March 2021

1. ASDA WORKERS WIN APPEAL It has been ruled by the Supreme Court that the work of Asda shop-floor staff is ‘comparable’ to that of their warehouse staff, which could lead to a £500 million compensation claim. This follows 44,000 shop workers joining the legal action since 2016 where it was argued that the shop […]

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Top News Stories ~ 15th – 21st March 2021

1. Thornton’s to close doors Chocolate maker Thornton’s have announced that none of its stores will reopen after lockdown restrictions are eased next month. This decision will put 600 jobs at risk and see 31 shops close their doors. Thorton’s began in 1911. It is believed that the company began to struggle against competition when […]

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Top News Stories ~ 8th – 14th March 2021

1. NEXT TO ACQUIRE 25% STAKE IN REISS Next is set to acquire a 25% stake in global fashion brand and retail company Next worth £33 million. Next will also loan Reiss £10 million as part of the deal. Next has insisted that their infrastructure will enable Next to act as a “launch pad for […]

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