A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in bills, company law, construction industry, forced labour, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The modern slavery bill now in parliament must ensure big business respects human rights in providing its goods and services worldwide, not just in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2014

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Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake row could force Muslims to print Prophet Mohammed cartoons – lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘Human Rights barrister claims gay marriage cake court case would erode right to refuse to act against conscience.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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Rihanna and image rights – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The singer’s recent trademark win over Topshop isn’t necessarily good news for celebrity claimants; each case will be taken on its merits.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2015

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Nominal damages for ‘negligent’ yacht advice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 6th, 2014 in contracts, damages, guarantees, law firms, negligence, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A leading firm has avoided paying out significant damages despite admitting negligence when it gave advice on the purchase of a £3.6m yacht.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th August 2014

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Khat ban: Why is it being made illegal? – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in drug abuse, drug offences, families, mental health, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The leafy plant khat, which acts as a stimulant when chewed, is about to become a banned class C drug in the UK. But how big a problem is it and why are ministers making it illegal?’

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BBC News, 21st June 2014

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Lord Chief Justice speech: IT for the Courts – Creating a digital future – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘The Right Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales speech at the Society for Computers and Law Annual Lecture.’

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Judiciary of England & Wales, 29th May 2014

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Hire purchase agreement not necessarily supply of goods at the outset, UK tax tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2014 in consumer credit, news, sale of goods, taxation, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘Hire purchase (HP) agreements will not necessarily amount to a supply of goods for the purposes of VAT liability at the outset of the contract, the UK’s Upper Tax Tribunal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2014

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Buying businesses and assets from an administrator ~ Guidelines for the unwary – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted May 12th, 2014 in administrators, employment, insolvency, news, sale of goods by sally

‘Purchasing businesses and assets from an administrator can be tempting at an attractive price but there are lots of traps for the unwary. In this Insider, Tom Shepherd focuses on three key areas to consider when there is a sale of a business out of administration. First, he lists the types of sale that an administrator is likely to be involved in, including the much talked about pre-pack. Then he outlines the different types of due diligence a purchaser might want to think about when he is buying assets from an administrator. Last but not least, he considers the position of employees in that situation.’

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11 Stone Buildings, May 2014

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In re St Lawrence, Wootton – WLR Daily

Posted April 24th, 2014 in ecclesiastical law, law reports, sale of goods by tracey

In re St Lawrence, Wootton: [2014] WLR (D) 176

‘Where disposal of church treasures was contemplated would-be petitioners and chancellors should apply a sequential approach, considering first disposal by loan, and only where that was inapposite, disposal by limited sale; and only where that was inapposite, disposal by outright sale. Chancellors merely needed to decide whether the grounds for sale were sufficiently compelling to outweigh the strong presumption against sale. For the future little weight should normally attach to “separation” of the article from the church as a reason for disposal by sale, and it was doubtful that “separation” would ever, on its own, have sufficient strength to justify sale of a church treasure.’

WLR Daily, 14th April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Amazon and Lush ruling shows there’s an ‘added layer of protection’ against ‘piggy-backing’ on trade marks, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2014 in advertising, internet, news, sale of goods, trade marks by sally

‘Cosmetics company Lush was entitled to prevent Amazon using its trade mark to promote rival goods for sale on Amazon and via Google, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2014

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Iran sues MoD firm over the Shah’s tanks – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in armed forces, contracts, EC law, government departments, Iran, news, sale of goods, sanctions by tracey

‘The Iranian government is taking a Ministry of Defence-owned company to the High Court to end a £400m row over British-made Chieftain tanks that has dragged on for 35 years.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2014

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16-year laptop credit agreement fight reaches supreme court – The Guardian

‘A man embroiled in a mammoth 16-year legal battle over a laptop found himself in the “absurd and horrid” position of having to keep paying for an item he had already returned to the shop, the supreme court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2014

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16-year legal battle over laptop reaches UK supreme court – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2014 in banking, consumer credit, contracts, news, sale of goods, Supreme Court by tracey

‘All Richard Durkin wanted was a laptop with an inbuilt modem. But what he ended up with was an epic 16-year legal tussle, a £250,000 bill for legal fees and, now, a date at the supreme court. The 44-year-old married father of two has been engaged in a David-and-Goliath battle against the bank that he says “annihilated” his credit rating after he walked into his local PC World to buy a £1,500 laptop in 1998.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2014

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Dixons Retail plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted November 25th, 2013 in consumer credit, EC law, fraud, law reports, sale of goods, VAT by tracey

Dixons Retail plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners: (Case C-494/12);   [2013] WLR (D)  448

‘Pursuant to articles 2(1), 5(1) and 11A(1)(a) of Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC and articles 2(1)(a), 14(1) and 73 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC, the physical transfer of goods to a purchaser who had fraudulently used a bank card as a means of payment constituted a “supply of goods” within the meaning of articles 2(1) and 5(1) of Directive 77/388 and articles 2(1)(a) and 14(1) of Directive 2006/112 and, in the context of such a transfer, the payment made by a third party, under an agreement concluded between it and the supplier of those goods by which the third party undertook to pay the supplier for the goods sold by the latter to purchasers using such a card as a means of payment, constituted “consideration” within the meaning of article 11A(1)(a) of Directive 77/388 and article 73 of Directive 2006/112.’

WLR Daily, 21st November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Failing to inform online consumers about cancellation rights should be criminal offence, say trading standards bodies – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 29th, 2013 in consultations, consumer protection, crime, internet, news, sale of goods by sally

“Businesses that sell goods and services to consumers over the internet should face criminal penalties if they fail to display details on cancellation rights, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) and Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers (ACTSO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2013

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Emrek v Sabranovic – WLR Daily

Emrek v Sabranovic: (Case C-218/12);   [2013] WLR (D)  390

“Article 15(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters did not require the existence of a causal link between the means employed to direct the commercial or professional activity to the member state of the consumer’s domicile. However, the existence of such a causal link constituted evidence of the connection between the contract and such activity.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and others v European Parliament, Commission of the European Union and another intervening – WLR Daily

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and others v European Parliament, Commission of the European Union and another intervening (Case C-583/11P); [2013] WLR (D) 370

“An action for annulment of a ‘regulatory act’ within the meaning of the fourth paragraph of article 263FEU of the FEU Treaty was available to an individual with a direct concern in an act of general application which was not a legislative act.”

WLR Daily, 3rd October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Who, what, why: What’s behind the idea of banning 10-packs of cigarettes? – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2013 in EC law, news, regulations, sale of goods, smoking by sally

“Euro MPs have voted to ban the sale of packs of 10 cigarettes as part of a general tightening of the law. Why?”

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BBC News, 8th October 2013

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Passing off – Fenty v Topshop – NIPC Law

Posted September 10th, 2013 in intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, photography, sale of goods by tracey

“Mr. Justice Birss summarized the issues in Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (t/a Topshop) and Another [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 admirably in paragraph [1] of his judgment in that case: ‘Topshop is a well known fashion retailer. Rihanna is a famous pop star. In March 2012 Topshop started selling a t-shirt with an image of Rihanna on it. The image was a photograph taken by an independent photographer. Topshop had a licence from the photographer but no licence from Rihanna. Rihanna contends that the sale of this t-shirt without her permission infringes her rights. Topshop does not agree. This action is the result.’ ”

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NIPC Law,  10th September 2013

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OFT blasts carpet and furniture stores for misleading price cuts – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

“Britain’s six biggest carpet, bed and furniture chains are being investigated by the Office of Fair Trading for exaggerating price cuts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2013

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