Commercial Law

Do you own your LinkedIn contacts? Are you sure?

August 20, 2013

The following is a case comment on the recent English litigation (Whitmar Publications Limited v Gamage and Others) where an injunction was granted to restrain ex-employees from using LinkedIn contacts. When an employee leaves an organisation and moves to another firm the previous employer will be keen to protect confidential information. Trade secrets, business know-how […]

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Court of Justice of the European Union rejects appeals from FIFA and UEFA

August 16, 2013

On the 18th July 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision on an appeal brought by FIFA and UEFA (the world and European football organisations) against the UK and Belgium. This was the final chapter in a saga dating back to 2007. The case concerned the restriction on the […]

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Licence to Bill: Private Investigators will need papers before offering you their services

August 15, 2013

Anyone acting as a private detective will now have to hold a licence or cease doing business. The news comes following a recent announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May and it is thought the new laws will come into effect in England and Wales in the autumn of 2014. In a statement the Home Office […]

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Buying horses and ponies – practical tips and the law

July 18, 2013

If you are buying a horse or pony you need to be aware that private sellers are not under a legal duty to disclose non-obvious deficiencies with the animal. However the situation changes if you are buying a horse or pony from a registered breeder. They are classed as selling the animal in the ‘course […]

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10 of the best: commercial law blogs and news from last month

June 20, 2013

Below are ten of the best commercial law blogs and news posts from around the web posted in the last month:-   Is that it for ABSs? (Legal Futures) Legal Futures editor, Neil Rose, looks at the attempt of In-Deed Online to break into the ABS market. Is this particular example a harbinger of things […]

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Ambush Marketers Beware

June 7, 2013

Just over a year from now in late July 2014 the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow. In addition to being a revered sporting event attracting some of the best athletes in the world it is a highly valuable brand. The organisers and not least businesses of Glasgow will be eager to yield the fullest […]

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Employee Favoritism: Can You Avoid Legal Backlash?

May 18, 2013

Companies use corporate team events to increase morale and facilitate an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation. Unfortunately, it does not always work that way. There are often variations of employee favoritism in team building, and something like being selected last for a sports team, or excluded from the event altogether, is an unpleasant, albeit […]

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Bonney Lake Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Employer

April 28, 2013

Jeanette Kay Sturtz was sentenced last Wednesday to 30 days community service and 15 days house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling funds from two former employers.  In total, Sturtz stole in excess of $35,000 from the homeowner’s association and landscaping company where she previously held jobs. Prosecutors contend that from September 2010 to September […]

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Technology and Construction Court Disputes

March 30, 2013

The Technology and Construction Court (“TCC”) has been set up in order to deal with IT disputes that are normally extremely technical and therefore require a certain level of expertise and specialist knowledge. The Court forms part of the High Court Queen’s Bench Division, and has a broad jurisdiction, as it covers other types of […]

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Compromise Agreement FAQ and Tips

February 20, 2013

Compromise agreement is something quite commonly offered to the worker by his/her employer. However, many people have doubts and questions about it and are unsure whether it protects their interests or works against them. Therefore, the following lines will answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this document and its effects. Q: What […]

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