Dispute resolution

Using 'will', 'shall' and 'must' in commercial contracts

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Winston Churchill declared that, "We shall fight on the beaches" - not 'must' or 'will' – but 'shall'. 'Shall', 'must' and 'will' are all modal verbs (verbs used to express an obligation). In a commercial contract setting, you want to be sure that the strength of obligation agreed by the parties is reflected in the agreement. More …

Defamation analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations?

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IP & IT analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations? More …

Jill Bainbridge appointed co-chair of IP Committee at TAGLaw

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Building on her international reputation for handling Intellectual Property disputes, Jill Bainbridge has just been appointed co-chair of the IP committee of our international legal network, TAGLaw. TAGLaw is one of the five largest legal alliances in the world and one of the Global 'Elite' according to Chambers. With 155 member firms in 87 countries, this is a network with extensive reach and so this appointment puts Jill at the heart of IP developments around the world. More …

QSRC LTD (‘QSRC’), REGINA (ON THE APPLICATION OF) -V- NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONING BOARD (‘NHS ENGLAND’) AND ANOTHER; ADMN 21 DEC 2015

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Judgment was handed down on Monday 21 December in the first case to consider the NHS (Competition, Procurement and Patient Choice) No 2 Regulations 2013, and in which case Blake Morgan acted for the defendant, NHS England. More …

Meet our team at the Sixth Form Colleges Association AGM 2015

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Blake Morgan LLP is excited to be exhibiting at the Sixth Form Colleges Association’ (SFCA) AGM on Monday 16th November 2015, demonstrating our expertise and success in the Further Education sector. More …

Blake Morgan Partner to speak at IIPLA Global IP Summit 2015 London

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Blake Morgan's head of Intellectual Property, Jill Bainbridge will be speaking at the leading international IP summit in London on 29th July. More …

If a sixth form teacher goes on strike, how much of their pay can their employer withhold?

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Today, 14 May 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the case of Hartley & Others v King Edward VI College [2015] EWCA Civ 455. More …

Fraudsters dealt blow after seeking to hide behind illegality defence

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On 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on the appeal from the Court of Appeal in Jetivia SA & Another v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) & Others. More …

Blake Morgan successfully defends two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings

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Blake Morgan has successfully defended two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings that were brought against them and three other individuals by Mohammad Asghar, a Welsh Assembly Member. More …