Businesses are naturally keen to emphasise the benefits of their products, but where promotional claims are false and have contractual effect the financial consequences can be severe. A company which sold underperforming laser hair removal devices found that out to its cost when it was
Mistakes in the drafting of important legal documents inevitably occur and can have grave financial consequences far into the future. However, as a case concerning a corporate pension scheme showed, judges have power to remedy such errors. The case concerned a pension scheme which had
Directors who do not fully understand the complex duties they owe to the companies they serve expose themselves to a risk of personal liability. That was certainly so in the case of two honest businessmen who unwittingly made unlawful distributions from their company’s reserves prior
When deciding whether to enforce non-compete covenants in employment contracts, judges often have to perform a delicate balancing exercise between protection of legitimate business interests and individual hardship. A High Court ruling in a recruitment industry dispute provided a perfect example of that happening. A
Creative people who are ‘employed to invent’ have historically enjoyed few rights to the financial fruits of their labour. However, in a landmark ruling that signals a significant change to that position, the Supreme Court awarded seven-figure compensation to a professor whose brainchild proved a
If you are injured at work due to your employer’s failure to keep you reasonably safe, you should seek legal advice straight away. A livery stables worker who did just that after she was injured by a spooked horse won more than £90,000 in damages.
Even minor and inadvertent breaches of contractual obligations can have very grave consequences, particularly when it comes to occupation of land. That was certainly so in the case of a vehicle manufacturer whose failure to pay £50 in rent on time very nearly led to
When doubts persist as to where blame for an accident lies, obtaining compensation in full for those who are injured can be an almost impossible task. Even in such difficult cases, however, specialist personal injury lawyers are adept at winning substantial sums for their clients.
The jurisdiction of the English courts is not limitless and a debtor who is resident and domiciled overseas cannot be made bankrupt in this country unless it is shown that he ‘carried on business’ here. The High Court analysed the meaning of that phrase in