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Tweets of Serious Harm

14 Mar 2017

It is rare that the outcome of Defamation cases that proceed to Trial are reported. Not only does the reporting of the case reveal the parties and the defamatory statements again, the parties involved tend to want to maintain their anonymity. This was not the case in the recently reported…

Land Assets

27 Feb 2017

Most schools have substantial land assets under their control, for instance the land, buildings and playgrounds where the school is located, but also fields and sports pitches, and sometimes the occasional area of land that serves no real purpose in the day to day activities of the school. This land can…

Legal Advice Privilege- Only for the Select Few

06 Jan 2017

The High Court in the recent case of The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch) confirmed that the definition of legal advice privilege only extends to correspondence with employees who are authorised by the company concerned to obtain and receive legal advice on the company's behalf…

How to maximise your return on unpaid invoices

06 Dec 2016

According to Zurich's latest SME Risk Index, over half of Britain's SMEs have problems with late payment, with £225bn in unpaid invoices . These figures highlight the common problem of late payment. Unpaid invoices can have severe consequences for your business. Our approach…

The case of Calliope Tardios

24 Jun 2016

Most schools will be aware of the challenges that social media plays in the bullying of pupils. But what of teachers? Take the case of Calliope Tardios, who is head teacher of St John's Preparatory School. She was subject to a social media campaign by a disgruntled parent, Pamella Linton, who made…

Arbitration; a Help or a Hinderance?

06 Apr 2016

The widespread use of Arbitration as a means of resolving disputes has been criticised for inhibiting the development of commercial law, in the words of one of Britain's top Judges, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. In attempting to settle disputes in a pragmatic way without the need for the Courts to…

Injunction Allowed - Even Against a Non-Employee

18 Mar 2016

Most businesses will hold data. This may be lists of employees or of customers or even more important details such a pricing structures and tender quotes. But is that data adequately protected from third parties? Many of these businesses recognise the need for well drafted employment contracts…

Counting the Costs of Insolvency

23 Dec 2015

In changes proposed by the Government in its efforts to reduce litigation costs, creditors could lose out to unscrupulous rogue company directors. The Government is proposing to abolish the recoverability of Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) success fees and associated 'After The Event' (ATE)…

New High Court Scheme Gathering Pace

08 Oct 2015

The High Court has begun the implementation of a new scheme which aims to have cases reaching trial within 10 months of the case being brought before the Courts. At this stage the scheme is not mandatory; a two year test of the scheme will be implemented in all Rolls Building Courts and parties…

Digital Litigation - The Risks to Businesses

08 Oct 2015

As a society we are ever increasingly reliant upon the internet and technology to go about our daily lives. The vast majority of us will not go through a day without firing up our Laptops, Ipads or Smart Phones and many of us rely on them to conduct our business. The development of such technology…

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