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Louboutin sees red – in a good way

By Gary Assim The European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its judgment on the question of whether the Louboutin trademark for its red sole could be invalidated because it consisted exclusively of the shape of the sole and was not a colour mark. The ECJ, in a rare move, ruled against the previous Opinion of […]

Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

No novation is not ideal

In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

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Shearman scores dual hire for West Coast push

Shearman & Sterling is forging ahead with its Californian recruitment drive after scooping its second lateral in less than a month. IP litigation partner Brian Cannon leaves Fish & Neave for Shearman. He will rejoin former colleague Vicki Veenker who left Fish & Neave four years ago to establish Shearman’s IP group at Menlo Park. […]

The panel system as a defence tactic

Our front page story this week highlights an issue which goes to the heart of the debate on conflicts: client choice, or in this case, the lack of it. As our research shows, corporates or financial institutions which want to take on the UK’s major banks have precious little choice of legal advisers available to […]

Lester Aldridge breaks into London with takeover

Lester Aldridge will gain its first foothold in London after absorbing 200-year old property, commercial services and private client boutique Park Nelson. It is expected that seven of Park Nelson’s 11 partners will join Lester Aldridge, including three commercial property specialists, one private client and three commercial services partners. Several lawyers will relocate to Lester […]

Careers: in brief

Peter Godber, the driving force behind the LGG training unit for lawyers in local government, is to leave the organisation he set up 20 years ago. Godber, who launched LGG in 1984,will develop his own management and skills training consultancy, offering courses on in-house management and leadership skills. LGG represents around 3,200 lawyers working in […]

A&O primed to claim top spot for banks on securitisations in Greece

The magic circle firm is poised to reap the benefits of the burgeoning Greek market in the wake of the Olympics With investment banks scouring Greece for securitisations in the wake of the Olympics, Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to benefit. A&O has acted for lead arrangers in both the EFG and Byzantium Finance […]

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