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Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Schemes Part 2

Following our previous article on Mesothelioma schemes in which we outlined the possibility of claiming under two different payment schemes for suffers of an Asbestos-Related Illness we now endeavour to look at one of those schemes in more depth. The DMPS is only open to applicants who have been exposed to Asbestos during the course of employment but have...

Legal Documents Are Worthless if Not Properly Served

Legal documents are not worth the paper they are written on unless they are formally served on those to whom they are addressed. In one case exactly on point, a bankruptcy petition was dismissed after a statutory demand was posted through the letterbox of a house in which a judgment debtor had never lived. A professional firm had obtained a default judgment...

Commercial Confidentiality Agreement under High Court Scrutiny

Commercially sensitive information inevitably often passes between contracting parties and, in such cases, confidentially agreements are commonplace. One such agreement was considered by the High Court in the context of a defence supply contract. Company A had contracted with company B to supply communications technology to an overseas air force. The...

Trade Marks – Luxury Restaurant Dispels Association with Dog Food

Trade marks are an invaluable means of maintaining a bright shine on brands and protecting them against inappropriate associations. In one striking example, the owner of a luxury restaurant won an injunction against a dog food company that traded under a similar name. The restaurant had traded successfully for 15 years, building up a well-heeled clientele,...

Emotion and Litigation are the Worst Bedfellows – Get Professional Advice!

One of the primary reasons why you should always employ a specialist solicitor to represent you in litigation is the need to put emotion to one side. In one case where that sadly did not happen, two sons squandered their entire £125,000 inheritance in pursuing a hopeless challenge to their father’s will. After a number of special bequests, the father had left...

Crossrail – £1.7 Million Cost of Acquiring Kentucky Fried Chicken Outlet

Major infrastructure projects are notoriously expensive and a large proportion of their cost is accounted for by the high price of land acquisition. In one case, Transport for London (TfL) was ordered to pay more than £1.7 million in compensation to the leaseholder of a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise that had to be compulsorily purchased to make way for the...