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Commercial Landlord Punished for Failing to Arrange Building Insurance

Commercial landlords usually bear the burden of arranging building insurance and any failure to do so can expose all concerned to the risk of catastrophic loss. In one case, a landlord who failed in that duty received a stiff fine for breaching a High Court order. The corporate landlord of a large Victorian civic building had covenanted with its tenants that it...

BMW Cracks Down on Unauthorised Use of Its Trade Marks

Vast investment in nurturing public recognition of trade marks is almost equalled by the resources that go into protecting them against misuse. In one case, motor manufacturing giant BMW triumphed in infringement proceedings against a small company that repaired and maintained its vehicles. The company had no formal connection with BMW, save as a purchaser and...

Public Contract Tendering – You Are Entitled to Know Why You Have Lost

Disappointed tenderers for public contracts are often placed in a difficult position, in that they know that they have lost but they do not know why. That was certainly so in one High Court case concerning a multi-million-pound contract for the provision of a new traction system for a fleet of underground trains. Following a public transport provider’s award...

Personality Clashes at Work? Don’t Deflect the Issue!

Personality clashes at work are sadly anything but rare, but employers are under a duty to take reasonable steps to resolve such issues before they get out of hand. In one case where that signally failed to happen, a veteran teacher won the right to compensation for the psychiatric injury he suffered. The man had enjoyed a happy and successful teaching career...

Defective Premises and Freeholder Liabilities – Court of Appeal Test Case

The potential liabilities of freeholders under the Defective Premises Act 1972 came under the spotlight in a Court of Appeal test case, arising from a tragic accident in which a tourist on honeymoon was fatally injured in a fall down stairs. The tourist was staying at a London flat when he fell. His widow subsequently sued the freeholder, the tenant under a...