Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cartier and Mont Blanc win first of its kind blocking injunction

For some time now, owners of copyright in films and music have been able to ask the court to order internet service providers (‘ISPs’) to prevent access to websites which make available unauthorised copies of their material.  A recent judgment … Continue reading

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Have I Got Parody for You

A new law concerning the parody of copyrighted works came into force at the start of this month and the debates as to its effect have already begun.  Will it merely lead to more social comment and entertainment which incorporates … Continue reading

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Are you risking Business Rates liability whilst fitting out a property for occupation?

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The recent case of R3 Products Ltd v James R Salt [2014] UKUT 0333 (LC) acts as a reminder for all tenants to carefully consider their liability for business rates before they take occupation of a commercial property and not … Continue reading

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Face The Music

The world’s largest social media network, Facebook, is suing leading global law firm DLA Piper (along with other law firms) who represented Paul Ceglia in a previous claim where he alleged he was entitled to an 84% share of Facebook. … Continue reading

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A Stark Warning for Insolvency Practitioners

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The recent case of Top Brands Limited and others –v- Gagen Dulari Sharma and others sets out the fiduciary duties a liquidator has whilst in tenure. Ms Sharma (“Respondent”) was appointed as the liquidator of Mama Milla Limited (“MML”) on … Continue reading

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A ‘Flowery’ reaction; Should Ben Flower be spending his six months on the sidelines or in the scrubs?

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Two years ago an amateur rugby player Jack Weston was jailed for six months after he punched an opponent so hard during an on-pitch row over a tackle that he broke his jaw. Contrast those facts with last Saturday’s Grand … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay Warning – An Update

Further to my earlier blog post uploaded on 28 July 2014 we continue to await the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) judgment in the joined cases of Bear Scotland Limited v Fulton, Hertel (UK) Limited v Wood & Others and Amec Group … Continue reading

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