Insights: Legal Updates - November 2012

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Landlord's liability

Gillian Birkby |

Can a landlord be liable when a tenant puts a property into disrepair, which then causes personal injury? This was the question facing the High Court in a recent case. Mr Hannon was a heating engineer and attended a domestic property owned by Hillingdon Homes to carry out some work to the central heating system. […]


The EU & US agency model proceedings - partial settlement

Eddie Powell |

On 6 September 2012 the US District Court approved a partial settlement of the anti-trust proceedings that were begun by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster(1). The action is only partially settled, because the settlement applies only in relation to Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & […]


Don't blame the lawyers

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Certain vested interests like to blame lawyers, or their clients, for litigation. As if it’s unjust to get redress for wrongs suffered or contracts breached. In recent months a number of authentication committees have decided to disband because of the perceived risk of claims arising from their work. One, the Warhol Foundation, has been through […]