Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: January Teaser

The Court of Appeal gave a rare judgment on confidential information this month, in a case concerning former employees of Trailfinders who had gone to work for a rival. The judgment provides guidance... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: January Teaser

Cases Bell & anor v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin), Div Ct (1 December 2020) – When is a child/young person competent to give valid consent to gender change treatment?... Read more

Ransomware Attacks: To Pay, Or Not To Pay, That Is The Question

With increased remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all more alive to the risk of cyber threats and attacks. One of the cyber threats that came to the forefront of people's... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: December Teaser

The Court of Appeal has published its judgment in the Bentley Clothing case, upholding all the first instance findings in the dispute between Bentley Clothing and Bentley Motors over trade mark... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: December Teaser

Cases Moutreuil v Andreewitch (Contempt: Sentence) [2020] EWHC 3085 (Fam) (16 November 2020), Cobb J – Committal of Mr A for contempt of a freezing order. Six months imprisonment suspended and... Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Briefing: November Teaser

Several decisions from the courts in the past month have provided guidance on procedural issues, such as disclosure and stays, in IP cases. Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: October Teaser

There are a number of unusual and interesting cases this month. Two cases at the Court of Appeal concerned misuse of confidential information and protection of trade secrets. In The Racing... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: October Teaser

Cases Re G (A Child: Child Abduction) [2020] EWCA Civ 1185 (15 September 2020) – F’s appeal allowed, on his application for return of a child (eight) to South Africa: interplay of Hague Convention... Read more

Conjugal rites and rights

In this post I will be looking at some more of the curiosities of ancient matrimonial law, following my earlier post, Marriage in hope and expectation - but maybe not in law. Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: September Teaser

Two patent applications naming an artificial intelligence machine called DABUS as their inventor have prompted considerable debate about the role of AI in patent law around the world. This month, the... Read more

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