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  • Franchising – assessing ‘good faith’ and ‘protected business’ rights

    In the recent case of Carewatch Care Services Ltd v Focus Caring Services Ltd & Ors the High Court granted the claimant franchisor injunctive relief to enforce restrictive covenants and the ‘step-in’ provisions under a franchise agreement. This was despite arguments put forward by the defendant franchisee that the franchisor had breached an implied obligation […] The post Franchising – assessing ‘good faith’ and ‘protected business’ rights appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • trade mark surveys not quite dead

    The value of survey evidence in trade mark and passing off disputes has been called into question following criticism of this evidence method in a number of high profile cases, not least in the M&S v Interflora litigation. The message from the judiciary in this case was that a survey should only be admitted if […] The post trade mark surveys not quite dead appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Landlord’s right to erect scaffolding on retail premises

    In Century Projects Ltd v Almacantar (Centre Point) Ltd, the tenant ran a high class restaurant at the top of Centre Point Tower with panoramic views over London.  The landlord proposed to erect scaffolding shrouded by sheets, which the tenant believed would have a devastating effect on its business, wanting the landlord to use workmen […] The post Landlord’s right to erect scaffolding on retail premises appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Trial win offers solace to highway authorities facing winter maintenance claims

    Mr Yew sought damages against Gloucestershire County Council after slipping on ice on an untreated footway in Tetbury. He alleged that the council was in breach of Section 41(1A) of the Highways Act 1980. We advised the county council that this was a case to fight to trial. After accepting that the claimant had slipped […] The post Trial win offers solace to highway authorities facing winter maintenance claims appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Beware of leaving costs in settled cases to the court to decide

    The recent case of RG Spiller Ltd v Derhalli highlights the dangers of leaving the issue of costs to the court when the substantive issues have been resolved. The claimant had previously sought and obtained a limited injunction against the defendant. The parties eventually settled and the consent order included a provision giving the parties […] The post Beware of leaving costs in settled cases to the court to decide appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Court backs surveyor in another Merrett v Babb negligence claim

    Surveyors have claimed another significant victory after the courts dismissed a Merrett v Babb personal liability claim against a professional formerly employed by an Essex-based practice, Walker & Company Surveyors Ltd. The decision handed down by the Southend County Court today (25 July 2014) in Mavis Russell v (1) Walker & Co (2) Robert Chisnall and others follows a similar ruling in February when the courts on that occasion dismissed a personal liability claim against former Ashdown Lyons surveyor, Fraser Maldoom, because the facts could not be reconciled with the milestone 2001 Court of Appeal decision in Merrett v Babb. ...Read More

  • MSQ secures NVM investment for £7.8m MBO

    Browne Jacobson has advised management at MSQ Partners on the £7.8m investment from NVM Private Equity. Founded in 2011 following a MBO of public company Media Square plc, MSQ Group is the UK based holding company for seven leading creative marketing communications agencies which act for many of the world’s leading brands including British Airways, Peugeot, Guinness, Coca Cola, Unilever and Vodafone. ...Read More

  • County’s first legal apprentice honoured at House of Lords

    One of the first legal apprentices in Nottinghamshire has been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony at the House of Lords. George Denton, an apprentice in the Technical Claims department at Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson, was one of 27 apprentices selected by West Nottinghamshire College Group from its crop of more than 10,000 apprentices for their hard work, dedication and commitment. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson advises Staffline on latest acquisition of Softmist

    Staffline Group plc has continued its growth strategy with its latest acquisition of Softmist Limited. Corporate lawyers at Browne Jacobson advised Nottinghamshire based Staffline on the acquisition of the Leicestershire based training procurement agency, which trades as ‘Skillspoint’. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson secures major health property client

    Browne Jacobson’s health property team has won a place on a new national framework to provide legal property advice to NHS Property Services. The panel will also be available to NHS Property Services’ sister organisation Community Health Partnerships. ...Read More

 

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