69 articles over 14 pages
09 December 2013
In a recent Court of Appeal case, a party was heavily penalised in costs for failing to respond to requests for mediation. Does this now make mediation obligatory? Cassandra McCarthy from our Commercial Disputes Team looks at the implications.
19 November 2013
Public policy states that a law suit cannot be founded on illegal or immoral conduct. But does this extend to professional negligence claims, and if so where do you draw the line? Cassandra McCarthy in our Commercial Disputes Team explores the answers.
04 November 2013
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has been working with the Government to ensure that copyright laws in the UK are relevant to the world we live in. The proposed changes are considered in this article, which if implemented, will modernise the law on copyright. Liane Bylett from our Commercial Disputes Team looks at these in further detail.
31 October 2013
Nestlé and Cadbury are arguably two of the UK’s most well known confectionery brands and each will be concerned to protect its brand. This article considers the latest rounds in the battle for IP protection between Nestlé and Cadbury. Liane Bylett from our Commercial Disputes Team looks at this in more detail.
29 October 2013
Rihanna recently succeeded in bringing a claim for passing off against Topshop for selling T shirts bearing her image. This is the first example of the Courts allowing a claim for passing off against a party using a celebrity’s image on merchandise. However in every case, the individual facts must be considered. Liane Bylett and Clive Lee from our Commercial Disputes Team consider the reasoning behind the judgment of Mr Justice Birss and why it is important.