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Trade Mark Infringement Retailer Fights off Injunction Bid

A retailer which put its hands up and admitted passing off and breaching another company’s trade mark, by selling clothes bearing the latter’s logo, has escaped having to identify the supplier of the offending goods. The retailer, which specialised in selling discontinued stock at discounted prices, had swiftly admitted its inadvertent wrongdoing when...

Freeholder Faces £590,000 Rates Bill After Tenant Goes Bust

Following a High Court ruling, commercial property freeholders have been landed with a stinging £590,000 non-domestic rates bill in respect of an office block which had stood empty for more than two years after their tenants went bust. Under the terms of the lease, the corporate tenant had been liable to pay the rates. However, after the tenant went into...

Amateur Landlord Pays Price for Ignorance of the Law

An amateur landlord who ended up with a criminal conviction after illegally renting out his former home to multiple occupants has managed to escape the further sanction of having to repay a year’s worth of rent to his tenants. The man had rented rooms in the building to five tenants without applying to the local authority to register it as a home in multiple...

Unmarried Couples – Take Legal Advice before Moving in Together!

In a decision which illustrates the wisdom of unmarried couples seeking legal advice before their finances become entangled, a man who claimed a stake in his ex-girlfriend’s home after they lived together for five years has failed to convince the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that he is entitled to a penny. The man and the woman both had property assets of their...

Disappointed Job Applicant Accused of Blackmail

A restaurateur who was bitterly disappointed not to be offered a job by a leading IT company has ended up being hit with a High Court injunction after he got hold of confidential information and was accused of blackmail. The man, whose restaurant was frequented by the company’s employees, claimed that his job application was refused due to discrimination....