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


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 […]