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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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Birchams takes on Richards Butler projects man

Bircham Dyson Bell has bolstered real estate and major projects with the arrival of Richards Butler’s head of development projects unit. Nigel Brown joins Birchams this week as head of the firm’s non-contentious construction unit, which services both the real estate and major projects teams. A specialist in both non-contentious construction and real estate development, […]

Grief steak

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems lawyers are finally getting a taste of their own medicine. Last Monday (20 September), after ordering a medium-rare steakburger from the Marriot West India Quay, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Tim Sanders found himself slapped with a legal disclaimer. “Although we are happy to […]

Remuneration frustration

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is known for having slightly unusual methods for paying its staff. For some time the formula for paying barristers who represent the CPS has been based on a belief that it takes only a few seconds to read a document. Not unreasonably, not a small number of barristers have disagreed […]

Last Cawthra Feather

August saw the launch of Last Cawthra Feather’s (LCF) sports law team, an unconventional development for a regional firm made all the more unusual by the presence of former professional footballers-turned-consultants Jim Pearson and John Hendrie. The department, headed by Steven Lownsbrough, will handle national and international sports professionals and organisations. Pearson and Hendrie will […]

CC litigation partner retires for Clyde & Co post

Clyde & Co has picked up a former Clifford Chance litigation partner as a consultant. Stephen Lewis is due to retire from the magic circle firm at the end of October, after being a partner at Clifford Chance since 1985. On his move to Clyde & Co he will specialise in reinsurance arbitration He leaves […]

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