Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 31 August 2014

By Jonathan Ames

Commercial disputes are often – indeed, normally – fraught affairs, with the parties on both sides more interested in tearing out each other’s throats than sitting down for a nice cup of tea. Historically, the judiciary has actively or passively condoned that confrontational behaviour. But a recent English Queen’s Bench Division ruling is being hailed as a potential turning point, with litigants in the future increasingly likely to be obliged at least to try to play nicely with each ...

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 24 August 2014

By Jonathan Ames

The disaster of Ebola and its impact on international merchant shipping; we mark National Road Victim Month with a look at traffic safety legislation; and a dog days of August story… involving a monkey

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 17 August 2014

Lawyers on sharp end of judicial tongue for submitting verbose witness statements; MPs call for whistle-blowers to receive tougher statutory protection; and a US football team finds itself in trademark trouble over an increasingly troublesome name

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 10 August 2014

Anti-discrimination measures on the grounds of caste are soon to form final piece of Equality Act jigsaw; human rights knock for London’s police force; and a ruling that could wobble Ronald McDonald’s US franchising empire

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 3 August 2014

Brussels boosts measures to protect business trade secrets; a battle royal continues in the US courts over fees for internet streaming rights; and Beijing eases the path for Chinese businesses with an eye on investing overseas