The Supreme Court – FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Christine Brownlie
Recently, there has been an interesting ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on two joined cases, both relating to alleged multi-jurisdictional defamation by means of material published on the internet. The inherent conflict of the globality of the internet and the territorially limited jurisdiction of national courts was the key issue.
In September 2011, Rick Kordowski, promoter of the website www.solicitorsfromhell.com, issued a claim against Desmond Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society, in respect of an alleged comment he made to Professor John Flood that “Rick Kordowski was a criminal”. The comment was subsequently published by Professor Flood on his blog.
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.
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...
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