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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.
Three new Justices have been appointed to the UK Supreme Court and therefore will be eligible to sit as Judges in the Privy Council.
It is anticipated that new Court Forms will be issued shortly, following a slight delay. The most significant change will be the introduction of a separate form to deal with Applications for Permission to Appeal.
As of 1 October, following the retirement of Lord Mance in June of this year, three new appointments have been announced.
Blake Morgan acted on Francis and another (Appellants) v Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) Case ID: JCPC 2017/0074.