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Defiance of Court Orders Does Not Go Unpunished!

It is vitally important that defiance of court orders does not go unpunished and judges have a panoply of powers to enforce compliance. In one debt recovery action, two businessmen who repeatedly disobeyed an order requiring them to give full disclosure of their assets were given a month to fall into line or go to prison. The pair, who worked in the shipping...

How Do I Enforce My Copyright?

How Do I Enforce My Copyright? Copyright is a right that exists as soon as you create the copyright material. You do not have to apply for it. There are some exceptions to copyright, but unless one of these applies, anyone else using your material without your permission is infringing your copyright. The damages receivable for breach of copyright depend on the...

High Court Considers Fallout from $1 Billion Russian Bank Collapse

The civil courts in London are favoured by litigants from around the world and, in a case which underlined their international repute, the High Court’s assistance was called upon to recover funds allegedly defrauded in a $1 billion Russian banking scandal. A private bank was alleged to have been run effectively as a Ponzi scheme by its directors and principal...

High Court Ensures Equality of Arms in Big Money Family Case

It is not unusual for there to be very substantial differences in the financial resources available to opposing sides in litigation. However, one family case involving a hugely rich father and the mother of his child, who had no money of her own, showed that the courts will bend over backwards to ensure equality of arms. The father had capital resources measured...

Ralph Lauren Moves to Protect ‘POLO’ Trade Marks

International brands are big business and few are more valuable than the polo player logo which appears on the ubiquitous range of Ralph Lauren clothes. In one case, the fashion house came down hard on a businesswoman who tried to register a trade mark in respect of a device which included the word ‘POLO’. The woman, a polo club member, was engaged in...

High Court Steps In to Protect Google from ‘Obsessed’ Litigant

Everyone is entitled to access to justice and to issue court proceedings – but that has to be balanced against the rights of those on the receiving end of groundless claims not to be subjected to constant litigation. In one case, the High Court took firm steps to bring to an end a woman’s legal campaign against Internet giant Google. The woman had launched a...