“Corporate hospitality might have been expected to have a bumper season this year. But apparently such is not the case. A number of companies, it is reported, are refusing to allow their staff to accept ticketsto the Olympics, lest they fall foul of the Bribery Act 2010. Commendable restraint, one might think, but let’s take a closer look.”
Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th June 2012
“As usual, the current crop of recent decisions in this area contain a real mix of the orthodox and the heterodox approach to the doctrine of restraint of trade, frequently within the same case. A good illustration of this is the case of Caterpillar Logistics Services (UK) Ltd v Paula Huesca De Crean  EWCA Civ 156 which will be extensively covered in the talk to be delivered by Simon Forshaw on Confidential Information. I confine myself to observing that the ‘barring out’ injunction sought on the
basis of supposed fiduciary obligations was a restraint on working on a particular contract for a customer and not for a competitor.”
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11 KBW, 1st June 2012
“Recently on Halsbury’s Law Exchange Simon Hetherington wrote a thoughtful piece on boxing. He stated candidly at the outset that he was not a boxing fan. For my own part, I admit to being an inveterate fan of the sport, although I haven’t followed it closely for a few years now. Even the most avid boxing fan, however, has to admit that the activity gives rise to serious moral and legal questions. And even if one finds satisfactory answers to those questions in principle, no-one can be happy – from a legal, moral or sporting perspective – with the way in which boxing is run, as the embarrassing saga of the planned fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora demonstrates.”
Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th June 2012
“On the panel tonight – Kim Evans, commissioning editor of The Justice Gap and ex government lawyer Carl Gardner, author of the Head of Legal blog.
Tonight’s topics are varied and raise important issues for the law.
The Spectator contempt case, Hunt, Warsi, the ministerial code and the meaning of quasi-judicial, Richard Moorhead’s ‘Case for code’.”
Charon QC, 8th June 2012
“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.