Dispute Resolution Law Blog

13 October 2011

Tabloids 1 Rio 0 - recent ruling on privacy laws

The tabloids got what they probably saw as a much needed (and overdue) victory against the celebrity world when Justice Nicol rejected Rio Ferdinand’s privacy case against the Sunday Mirror at the end of last month.

Ryan Mowat

28 September 2011

Troublesome tenants – can’t pay or won’t pay?

Whilst economic conditions continue to remain tough and tenants are struggling, the late payment or non payment of rent has become a common feature of the relationship between landlords and tenants. Worse still, is the situation where the tenant leaves owing money and the premises remain empty with the landlord under an obligation to pay rates.

27 July 2011

2012 Olympic Games – Are you planning to use it to promote your business?

With one year to go until the 2012 Games many businesses are already looking forward to benefiting from the expected economy boost, particularly around London, but beware – there may be problems ahead...

1 June 2011

Maftah and another v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs

Maftah and another v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs ([2011] EWCA Civ 350) was an appeal by the Secretary of State against the decision at first instance that Article 6(1) rights could be invoked by an individual whose assets had been frozen by the state.

25 February 2011

A sad case about lost opportunities for mediation

Each party was ordered to bear their own costs following a failure either to mediate or settle a small building dispute which ended up reaching the Court of Appeal.

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