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Reached An Agreement Over the Phone? Confirm It in Writing!

No matter how deeply those on either end of a telephone line may trust each other, it is a hostage to fortune to reach commercial agreements over the phone without later confirming them formally in writing. One Court of Appeal case concerning the offshore drilling business illustrated the risks of not having formal written agreements. A drilling company (company...

GDPR – Reminder

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect many businesses in the UK. The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate effect on the application of the GDPR. The legislation imposes significant record-keeping requirements for any organisation that processes or controls personal data and...

Litigation Lawyers Know When to Fight and When to Compromise

Experienced litigation solicitors know when to fight and when to compromise. Getting such decisions wrong can have very serious consequences, as one High Court case concerning employee misuse of information underlined. Two employees of an asset management company had, following a trial, been found to have unlawfully copied and retained confidential information...

Assigning Your Copyright to Another? Legal Advice is Mandatory!

Copyright in computer software generally belongs to those who write it. Such rights can be assigned to others, but a High Court case concerning a commercially successful financial trading program showed exactly why such intricate deals should never be attempted without specialist legal advice. There was no dispute that the software was the brainchild of a...

Premier League Wins Novel Court Order to Block Illicit Internet Streaming

The technological race is on between illicit Internet streaming services and rights holders in sporting events that can only be viewed lawfully by subscription. In one case, the High Court made a novel order to protect the Football Association Premier League Limited (FAPL) against the impact of online piracy. FAPL was concerned by the increasing use of set top...