Scomadi v R A Engineering and Others – A Licence Agreement that went wrong – NIPC Law

Posted November 21st, 2017 in agreements, intellectual property, licensing, news by sally

‘On 19 Sept 2017, I chaired seminars in the studios of Northern Ballet in Leeds and at the Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre in South Yorkshire at which Tom Duke, our intellectual property attaché in Beijing, spoke on “Succeeding in China – How to mitigate IP risk” as part of a China IP Roadshow (see Jane Lambert Meet our IP Attaché to China 21 July 2017 IP Yorkshire). One of the reasons why Tom made that tour is that an increasing number of British IP owners contract with manufacturers in China and other countries where production costs are lower than in the UK to make goods for them under licence. Often such arrangements work very well but sometimes they can go very badly wrong.’

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NIPC Law, 21st November 2017

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Protected parties – CPR 21.10 compatible with ECHR ARTICLES 14 and 6 – defendant entitled to withdraw from compromise agreement – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in agreements, civil procedure rules, compromise, human rights, news by tracey

‘Joseph James Penn Revill (a protected party proceedings by his litigation friend, Kirsty Marie Jarram) v Philip Damiani [2017] EWHC 2630 (QB). The claimant, who lacked the capacity to litigate and was acting by his litigation friend, sought damages for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. His claim included a claim for future losses.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2017

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Court allows defendant to ditch settlement reached three days before discount rate change – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has upheld the right of a defendant in a personal injury claim to resile from a settlement agreement made three days before the discount rate was cut earlier this year.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd November 2017

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Known Sperm Donor and Co-parenting Arrangements – a cautionary tale – Family Law Week

Posted October 19th, 2017 in agreements, assisted reproduction, children, families, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, considers the legal issues for parties involved in such arrangements.’

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Family Law Week, 18th October 2017

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Construction of Terms in Cross-Licensing Agreements: Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer Incorporation and Others – NIPC Law

‘In FRAND 8 Oct 2017 I discussed the terms upon which patents for inventions that are essential to a standard are licensed. I noted that courts around the world had held that those terms should be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory – in other words, FRAND. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer Incorporation and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 1526 (11 Oct 2017) concerned the construction of a clause licensing such patents. It is important to note, however, that none of the judges who heard the appeal mentioned the acronym, FRAND, and it appeared only twice in the judgment of the trial judge.’

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NIPC Law, 13th October 2017

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When is a financial agreement between a separating couple binding? – Family Law

Posted October 9th, 2017 in agreements, appeals, delay, disclosure, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘In the case of Briers v Briers [2017] EWCA Civ 15, Mrs Briers (W) issued financial remedy proceedings 11 years after she separated from Mr Briers (H), and eight years after H alleged they had reached a concluded agreement settling their financial affairs. The Court of Appeal found that the parties had not reached a concluded agreement, despite both acting on the agreement including the transfer of assets to one another. W could, therefore, bring further financial claims against H.’

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Family Law, 6th October 2017

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Foster carer fights for workers’ rights – BBC News

‘A foster carer is launching a legal claim to argue for workers’ rights for people in her role.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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High Court questions growing use of standstill agreements – Litigation Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in agreements, negligence, news, stay of proceedings, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has questioned the growing use of standstill agreements in litigation, saying they are “potentially just another self-inflicted complication” when it would be simpler to apply for a stay.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd October 2017

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Former receptionist collapses in court after judge rules against her bid for half of ex-boyfriend’s business​ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in agreements, cohabitation, news by tracey

‘A woman collapsed in court after a judge ruled that her ex-boyfriend had not promised to marry her and she did not have a claim for a half-share of his business. After Judge Alan Johns QC ruled against Gillian Turner, fell onto the desk in front of her and was given first aid treatment from court staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2017 in agreements, climate change, codes of practice, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update September 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted September 7th, 2017 in agreements, appeals, divorce, financial provision, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Sue Brookes, Principal Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 1st September 2017

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Cafcass and ADCS withdraw agreement over collaboration in care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in agreements, care orders, children, guardianship, news by sally

‘A controversial agreement between the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and Cafcass over children’s care proceedings has been scrapped.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

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Corvan (Properties) Limited v Maha Ahmed Abdel-Mahmoud [2017] UKUT 228 (LC) – Tanfield Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in agreements, landlord & tenant, leases, news, service charges by sally

‘The FTT had correctly ruled that a management agreement was for a term of more than twelve months, and therefore a long-term qualifying agreement for the purposes of s.20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Not up for Negotiation: Court of Appeal Clarifies the Meaning of ‘Written Standard Terms of Business’ By Benjamin Gray – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in agreements, appeals, contracts, news by sally

‘The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 is a powerful way to avoid exclusions of liability. Its power, however, is tempered by need for one party to deal with the other ‘as a consumer or on the other’s written standard terms of business’ (s. 3(1)).’

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Littleton Chambers, 19th July 2017

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Binding agreements in TOLATA claims – Family Law Week

‘Alexander Chandler, barrister, 1 King’s Bench Walk, considers the law and practice of agreements to settle TOLATA claims.’

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Family Law Week, 28th July 2017

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Brexit: what happens to international litigation? – OUP Blog

Posted July 24th, 2017 in agreements, courts, domicile, EC law, enforcement, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘At the present time, a large range of civil proceedings, especially in the commercial area, are governed by an EU measure, the Brussels I Regulation (Recast) of 2012. This applies whenever the defendant is domiciled in another EU country, whenever there is a choice-of-court agreement designating a court in the EU, and whenever an EU Member State has exclusive jurisdiction over a particular matter, for example title to land or registered intellectual-property rights. The Regulation also applies to the recognition and enforcement of judgments between different EU States.’

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OUP Blog, 24th July 2017

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May’s deal with DUP faces legal challenge from crowdfunding campaign – The Guardian

‘A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise funds for a potential legal challenge to Theresa May’s parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionist party, on the grounds that it breaches the Good Friday agreement.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2017

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Court of Appeal begins hearing CFA assignment case – Litigation Futures

Posted July 6th, 2017 in agreements, appeals, fees, law firms, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The profession should soon have an answer to the question of when a conditional fee agreement (CFA) can be assigned from one law firm to another as the Court of Appeal is hearing a test case today.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th July 2017

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Dispute Resolution Post-Exit – Henderson Chambers

‘Both sides to the negotiations have already taken positions on the mechanisms for dispute settlement under the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from, and its future relationship with, the EU. As with other aspects of the negotiations, we have to hope that more flexibility will be shown on this issue, once the hard bargaining begins, than has seemed evident in the preparatory stage.’

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Henderson Chambers, 24th June 2017

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Theresa May faces legal challenge over proposed deal with DUP – The Guardian

‘Theresa May is facing a landmark legal challenge over her proposed deal with the Democratic Unionist party on the grounds that it breaches the Good Friday agreement.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2017

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