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An issue which often arises in a commercial setting is where two companies agree a contract for goods or services but do not put the terms in writing, instead relying on verbal agreement or letters of intent.
The High Court considers the ownership of art works of the leading British sculptor Lynn Chadwick. Successful visual artists often operate through limited companies. This can have tax advantages.
The ever-growing importance of precise use and drafting of terms to protect confidential information, and how this can assist in circumstances where an employee is moving to a competing business, has been emphasised in a Court of Appeal case.
The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment in relation to the defence of negligence claims based on the loss of a chance. Our expert takes a look in more detail.
Parties to a contract may vary its terms by mutual agreement in certain situations. However, 'no oral modification' clauses in contracts can be valid and enforceable. Our expert takes a look at a recent example.
If you are seeking springboard injunction relief in commercial litigation a recent case shows that it is best to justify the period of estimated head start using examples and factual material and where possible, independent evidence.
A new mandatory disclosure pilot scheme has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 and will be in place for at least two years. We take a look in more detail.
In court proceedings injunctive relief may be granted to the claimant after successfully asserting a without notice application in circumstances where, for example, there is a case of extreme urgency or if there is a need for secrecy.
In this particular employment court case, the court had to rule on an interim injunction against a former employee for a possible breach of restrictive covenant. We explore in more detail.