Conduct Within Litigation

If lawyers or their clients are ever of the opinion that the Courts do not pay sufficient regard to the parties’ conduct in litigation, the judgments of Mr Justice Fraser...


Bonfire Night – Health And Safety Risks Of Fireworks

Fireworks can be exciting and dramatic, and at this time of the year they are extremely popular as we head towards bonfire night and other autumn/winter celebrations. However, the fact...


Promises, Promises…

If you are in the position that a clear promise was made to you during your lifetime in respect of either property or assets, the case of Habberfield v Habberfield [2018]...


Court of Appeal Closes The Book On Argos…

There is no doubt that the internet can pose tricky questions for trade mark lawyers; as our reliance on the world wide web grows, arguably the world becomes smaller. Can...


Whilst “Ugly Can be Beautiful”, It Won’t Prevent Invalidation Of A Community Registered Design

Whilst Crocs may well be a divisive sartorial choice (their 2005 launch was accompanied with the message “ugly can be beautiful”), there is no doubt that they have been popular...


Don’t Dismay, The Estate Will Pay? – Brennan v Prior & Ors

It is a commonly held misconception that adverse costs arising out of a probate dispute will fall to the Estate. Whereas this is true in some circumstances, the costs position...


Court Refuses To Widen Retainer For Professional Negligence Claims: Lyons v Fox Williams

Following a recent Court of Appeal case, the Court have ruled that solicitors don’t have to undertake investigative tasks or reports if they have not been asked to do this...


Judge Rules Against Recommendations Of Leicestershire Guardian And Local Authority

In a recent children law case, Mr Justice Keegan ruled contrary to both the guardian’s and Local Authority’s recommendations. The Judge ordered the half-brother and sister, named as ‘EF’ and...


Christmas Contact Arrangements For Separated Parents

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together and celebrate – but it can be heartbreaking for separated parents and their children. Contact arrangements during the festive season...


Expert Evidence: How Not To Do It

In the recent judgment of Mr Justice Fraser in Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited there were several interesting points raised with regards to expert evidence. Expert...


Growth Share Schemes For Employers

A Growth Share scheme provides an efficient way for a company to incentivise key employees by allowing them to benefit in the growth in value of a business but without...


Aggressive Litigation Tactics – Are They A “Narrow-Minded Approach” To Litigation?

On 10 October 2018, Mr Justice Fraser handed down a written judgment in Bates and others v Post Office Limited reproaching both parties for their conduct of the case. The...