Be a good host: don’t let your guests be rude

The importance of correctly drafted terms of use for websites has recently been re-enforced by the announcement that BurstNet, a website hosting company, has closed down a blogging platform (Blogetery.com)...


Harmless Banter Or Sexual Harassment?

Offensive remarks or harmless banter – a “grey” area! Andy Gray sacked: Jamie Redknapp favourite to fill commentator slot at Sky Sports… This and similar headlines have raged out this...


Information to produce your top gear is worth protecting

The recent court case between the BBC and the publishers of an autobiography, whose subject claims to be the infamous “Stig” from the popular Top Gear programme, is a high...


Compensation Payouts Rise In NHS Maternity Cases

It was recently reported that the amount of compensation paid out in NHS maternity negligence claims has risen by tens of millions of pounds since 2006. Rise In NHS Maternity...


Online Purchase Returns and Reimbursement of Delivery Charges

A European Court of Justice ruling has confirmed that sellers must reimburse initial delivery charges to consumers who, under the Distance Selling Directive, exercise their right to return goods they...


Male Domestic Violence

When domestic violence occurs it is usually by a man towards a woman. However, the Daily Mail has recently reported that there is a significant increase in domestic violence by women...


Cloud Computing

Apple will announce iCloud, its cloud computing service, at its annual developers conference in San Francisco next week.   Cloud Computing is one of the most recent growth areas of...


Just the ticket

The Rugby Football Union (“RFU”) has been granted a court order that forces the website operator Viagogo to hand over to the RFU details of those selling or advertising for...


Triumph Over Maternity As Man Wins Sex Discrimination Claim

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has upheld a tribunal’s decision that a law firm discriminated against a male lawyer on the ground of his sex when, in a redundancy selection...


To Sever Or Not To Sever?

Under English law, property is jointly owned in one of two ways, as: Joint tenants; or Alternatively as Tenants in Common. If the property is owned as joint tenants, then...


Reducing the risk of a natural disaster being a business disaster

The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan has, in addition to the destruction of lives and property in Japan, left many businesses operating in the UK with a substantial...


Contentious Probate – the Golden Rule is Irrelevant Where Capacity is not an Issue

A High Court judge has provided further comments on the so-called ‘golden rule’ and clarified that in his view there is no obligation on a solicitor to obtain a medical...