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Bakery Boss Punished for Making Illegitimate Use of Rival’s Equipment

The law positively encourages business competition, but there are limits and judges are active in policing the line of acceptability. In one case, the owner of an independent bakery narrowly escaped being sent to prison for making illegitimate use of a much larger rival’s equipment. The rival had obtained an injunction against the businessman, forbidding him...

Premier League – High Court to Rule on £8 Million Secret Commissions Claim

Football is a highly regulated sport and disputes arising between clubs, players and their agents are generally submitted to arbitration under the aegis of the Football Association (FA). However, in one case concerning alleged secret commissions paid on the transfer of a player to a Premiership club, the High Court retained jurisdiction. The player had launched...

New ‘Vento’ Bands

Following a consultation, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunal have issued revised guidance on the amount of compensation payable for injury to feelings in discrimination cases (the ‘Vento’ bands). In future, the guidance will be subject to revision on an annual basis, without the need for further consultation, with the first review taking place...

Evidence Overkill Incurs Judge’s Wrath

The general rule with regard to legal costs in litigation is that the winner’s legal fees are paid by the loser. However, in a recent case a judge who thought that a firm had gone too far by producing 2,000 pages of ‘largely irrelevant’ evidence produced a scathing commentary, including the comment that ‘the practices that were followed...

Oil Tanker Freed from Anchor as High Court Breaks Commercial Deadlock

The high seas may be wild and uncontrollable, but they are not lawless. In one case that proved the point, the High Court broke a commercial impasse that had left an oil tanker drifting at anchor thousands of miles from her home port for almost a year. The owners of the vessel claimed to be owed about $7.7 million in hire charges by the owners of her cargo,...