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13 August 2020 Impact of Covid-19 upon level of fine

Two cases have considered the issue of Covid 19 as part of the sentencing exercise. In the most recent, failures by a principal contractor Modus Workspace, who design and refit refurbishments, led to a £1.1 million fine after an engineer was injured from a fall from a roof.

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11 October 2019 High Court finds against WASPI women

The High Court has rejected the judicial review claim brought by the campaign group BackTo60 against the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

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14 June 2019 Cyber risks – are businesses really ready?

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report, a review of 3300 organisations, will be a stark warning for CEO’s of SME’s in the UK and in Europe.

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14 November 2018 Justice must be seen to be done - by video link?

The modernisation of the civil justice system will take a step forward this month with the introduction of a pilot scheme to determine applications via video link.

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13 June 2018 CJEU shapes up nicely for Louboutin red sole trade mark

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today given its judgment in relation to a key issue in one of the most hotly debated trade mark disputes in recent times.

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15 November 2017 Judge upholds unfair prejudice claim against Blackpool Football Club following gentleman's agreement

This case is a prime example of where oral contracts have been upheld and have resulted in huge consequences for all parties.

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12 October 2017 Automatic right for an order for specific disclosure? Not without justification

The application made by the claimant in Hutchison 3G UK Ltd v EE Ltd (2017) for an order for specific disclosure against the defendant was refused by the court.

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11 October 2017 Court of Appeal to hear challenge to legal privilege decision

The High Court’s decision earlier this year on legal professional privilege in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd was surprising to many in the profession.

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21 August 2017 Loser pays the winner's costs? Not when a statutory demand is served prematurely

The High Court exercised its discretion relating to an application to set aside a statutory demand and made a cost order against the respondent solicitors.

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5 July 2017 Can witness statements be made public prior to trial?

In Jeffrey Ross Blue v Michael James Wallace Ashley & Times Newspapers LTD [2017] the Court considered whether witness statements prepared for trial and included in an interim hearing bundle could be made available to the public in advance.

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