Employment Tribunal Costs: Nicolson Highlandwear Ltd v Nicolson

There was some encouraging news for employers this month with the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handing down its decision in the case of Nicolson Highlandwear Ltd v Nicolson UKEATS/0058/09/BI. Nicolson...


Something Smells Familiar!

The recent case of L’Oréal v Bellure highlights the rapidly changing law regarding trademark protection. In this case, the defendant sold cheap perfumes which had a similar smell to luxury...


To Sign Or Not To Sign?

When you are provided with a document to sign, do you sign it without reading it or fully understanding what the document says? The risks of doing so are substantial...


Eye ulcer compensation claim settles for five figure sum

In a case of clinical negligence Mrs I instructed Nelsons in a claim against X Hospital Trust, relating to delayed treatment of a bacterial corneal ulcer.  Delayed treatment resulted in...


How to Survive in the Lair

With another successful series of ‘Dragons Den’ (Series 9 BBC 2) now complete, I do think about what there is left to be invented, mainly so I can retire early… ...


Professional negligence compensation claim settles for four figure sum

Nelsons was instructed by Mr B when his former solicitors, who were conducting his clinical negligence claim, failed to serve court proceedings in time. This meant that his original claim...


Stand and Deliver

The use of guarantees in everyday business life is common place. The type of guarantees vary, such as directors or shareholders guaranteeing the debts of a company (a personal guarantee)...


Personal Injury Claim After Restaurant Fall

A Personal Injury Claim was handled by Nelsons for Mrs B who had fallen In a restaurant. Mrs B had attended a restaurant one evening in a group. To get...


Mother Receives Six Figure Sum Following Negligence During Childbirth

Nelsons represented Mrs Z in a claim against Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust following negligence during childbirth. Baby Z was born with cerebral palsy. Sadly, Mrs Z’s baby died a...


Consumer rights when booking a package holiday

At this time of the year when the cold weather and dark evenings are becoming tiresome, a lot of us are considering where we can go for some reliable sunshine....


Failure to diagnose RTA injuries claim settles for four figure sum

Nelsons represented Mr K in a claim against Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after it failed to diagnose multiple injuries following a road traffic accident.  Mr K...


It’s Time to Face the Trade Marks (What an X Factor Dispute can Teach Business)

The producers of X Factor revealed at the start of this month that Simco Ltd was withdrawing its application to register a trade mark for the name of girl group Rhythmix....


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