Category: Commercial Disputes

 

Covid 19: Frustration of Contracts and Careful Considerations.

The impact of Covid 19 on human lives across the world is very much unprecedented. Every life lost is a tragedy. This disease has not only impacted upon our heath but  has also led to alarming and worrying financial concerns for many families, individuals, businesses, companies etc. On 14 July 2020, the BBC confirmed that the UK, along with much of the rest of the world, is thought to be heading into the worst recession for decades.

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Online defamation: how can you sue an anonymous account?

Social media offers many people a level of anonymity that would be hard to achieve outside of online life. This is sometimes used by individuals to share negative or harmful messages, while avoiding repercussions that may affect their ‘offline life’.  But is this really the case, and can so-called ‘trolls’ really hide behind a screen?

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Business tenants granted relief from forfeiture

Business Tenants have been granted relief from forfeiture during the Coronavirus moratorium period.

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New trade mark rules simplify counterfeit challenges

A branding challenge toppled the golden arches when a small Irish fast food company managed to block the international McDonald's food chain from trademarking the terms Big Mac and Mc throughout Europe.

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Can I use images online without permission

If Facebook and other social media platforms appear to have a cart-blanche ‘we can use your images’ policy then why can’t you do the same and use other people’s images without asking for permission first? After all, it’s better to apologise later than ask first, right?

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Health and Safety – Who’s gone mad?

Health and Safety – Who’s gone mad?

The Health & Safety Executive has powers to prosecute companies and directors, in their personal capacity, for breaches of health and safety law. This can result in very substantial fines and potentially custodial sentences for directors.

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Don’t fall foul of the Jackson Reforms

Don’t fall foul of the Jackson Reforms

In 2013 the civil courts underwent a substantial change, known as the Jackson Reforms.

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Dilapidations

Whether or not a tenant has breached their repair covenant is one of the more common bones of contention between landlords and tenants.

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Verisona Law Makes Waves Across the World

Verisona Law Makes Waves Across the World

Three legal specialists from Portsmouth have had cause to leave their offices at 1000 Lakeside as client cases demanded they fly out to three different continents across the world.

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Recruitment fees

Recruitment fees

Recruitment consultants: are you owed fees?

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