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BNPL: Getting the balance right

22 Oct 2021
HM Treasury has published the long-awaited consultation on buy-now pay-later (BNPL) regulation. The consultation takes account of the need to calibrate the regulatory controls that should be put in place so that regulation addresses the potential for consumer detriment without unnecessarily limiting useful products.

WBD recognised in UK Chambers guide 2022

21 Oct 2021
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been recognised for its legal expertise and excellent client care in the UK Chambers 2022 legal directory, a leading guide to law firms in the UK. Rankings in the Chambers guide are based on client feedback and examples of work carried out by law firms.

Thousands of jobs to be created as first two UK carbon capture projects unveiled

20 Oct 2021
The UK Government has announced that the Hynet and East Coast Clusters are the two projects being prioritised as part of its carbon capture and storage (CCUS) Track One. Based on the North West coast and in Humber and Teesside respectively, these projects will not only contribute to the UK’s net zero ambitions, but have the potential to offer regional decarbonisation benefits in two of the most traditionally industrial regions in the UK.
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An introduction to ESG investing

20 Oct 2021
Although socially responsible investing has been around for decades, there has been a surge in the number of ESG funds available to investors in the last five years.
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Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor argument

19 Oct 2021
On 21 September 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its much anticipated judgment in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks and Designs [2021] EWCA Civ 1374 on whether an AI machine can qualify as an "inventor" for the purposes of the Patents Act 1977 (the Patents Act).