Monthly Archives: October 2013

Court of appeal: ‘Must See’ TV?

From today cameras will film proceedings within the Court of Appeal.  Inevitably, it will only be a limited roll-out and there will be restrictions. If the courts are serious about dispelling preconceptions surrounding ‘the law’ and the court system, my … Continue reading

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A reminder that employers do have an interest in their employees’ use of social media

Earlier this year, the High Court had to decide on an application for interim relief in a case that will provide comfort to employers about their ability to prevent employees and ex-employees from using the employer’s social media databases to … Continue reading

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Think before you Ink – Celebrities could face being sued over their tattoos

Sunday evening will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars here in England at Wembley Stadium. The 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is nearly as famous for his distinctive tattoos as he is for reaching last year’s Super … Continue reading

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Getting a Get

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A Get is a divorce document which according to Jewish Law must be presented by a husband to the wife to enable the divorce to be recognised.  Only the husband can obtain a Get.  This can cause difficulties when a … Continue reading

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Service Charge Apportionments

Section 19 (1) (a) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 states that service charges are payable “only to the extent that they are reasonably incurred”. In Blackpool Borough Council v Cargill [2013] , the Tribunal was asked to decide … Continue reading

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End of the Purple Reign

In a previous blog, we looked at the case of Société des Produits Nestlé SA –v- Cadbury UK Ltd (2012), in which the High Court allowed Cadbury’s application to register as a trade mark the particular colour purple that has … Continue reading

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Stella vs. Sugar: The Bitter End

The final battle between Lord Sugar and Stella English has left the Apprentice star ‘over the moon’ that she has not had to pay the £50,000 legal costs after losing the claim against Sugar for constructive dismissal. Following the case … Continue reading

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