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Despite facing criticism from the legal profession since they were updated in the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations in 2013, forthcoming updates to Damages Based Agreements (‘DBA’) are set to make this model of funding for civil litigation claims far more attractive.

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Reigning European Cup champions and current runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool FC have failed in their bid to register the word ‘Liverpool’ as part of their wider marketing activities.

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Three senior managers from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operators of the Fukushima power plant involved in 2011’s nuclear disaster, have been acquitted of professional negligence charges following a high-profile trial in Japan.

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US based IT services and consultancy business DXC technology is facing another class action claim following allegations that the company, which employs over 130,000 people in multiple global locations, has used its strategic redundancy programme to simply boost profits whilst leaving them unable to properly service their clients.

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Recently published figures from a litigation funder LCM has highlighted the increasing trend in the use of external litigation funding to support commercial legal actions both in the UK and in other international jurisdictions.

Australian-based LCM’s annual report (to 6/19) shows a 17% year on year increase in revenues revenue17% to A$35m (£19m), with a 23% increase in gross profit to A$20m. LCM’s shares, launched on London’s AIM at 52p last December had reached a high of 116p in April 2019.

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Recently published statistics from Quanta Capital, a London-based litigation funding provider, has revealed a significant increase in the number of parents who, having previously provided their children with finance to buy homes, are now resorting to formal legal action to recover their money.

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It’s an unfortunate fact of business life that at some point, you may need to take formal legal action to recover monies owed to you or your business. There are two main approaches to collecting such debts; direct legal action through the courts, or appointing an external debt collection agency.

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Business at all levels is underpinned by contracts. These can range from simple verbal agreements for low value transactions through to complex and detailed written agreements between corporations and governments. To save on the risk of future avoidable legal claims, writing a contract that is suitable for the transaction or agreement is key.

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Well known celebrity and TV star Noel Edmonds, presenter of Channel 4’s hit show ‘Deal or No Deal’, has reached a financial settlement with Lloyds Banking Group (‘LBG’) following a long and protracted legal action.

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A recent report from legal information providers Thomson Reuters provides an insight into the volume of Brexit-related legislation in the run up to the current (until further notice, of course..) ‘Brexit date’ of 31st October 2019. In the first six months of this year, 488 pieces of legislation were passed relating to changes in laws to cover the UK’s exit from the European Union. In comparison, only a single piece Brexit-related legislation was passed during the same period in the previous year.

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In one of the more blatant – and frankly comical - examples of infringing a brands copyright and intellectual property rights, a garage in Brazil has recently been raided and closed down by police after it was found to be producing replicas of well-known supercars from manufacturers including Ferrari and Lamborghini.

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Prompting speculation in the UK gambling industry that a private settlement has been reached, a long running claim for unpaid winnings from a horse racing bet has recently been discontinued.

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If you or your business is owed money by another business or individual, you can make an application to a court to claim the money that you are owed. This is known as making a court claim, and depending on your individual circumstances, there are two main types of court that you can register a claim with – the Small Claims Court and the County or High Court.

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S&G (Slater & Gordon) solicitors has confirmed that it will be proceeding with its legal action against Watchstone PLC over claims that its acquisition of legal services business Quindell was based on fraudulent misrepresentation, together with breach of warranties provided as part of the deal.

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The UK’s Anglia Ruskin University has lost a claim by one of its graduates over the standard and quality of the teaching provided, resulting in an out of court financial settlement of £61,000.

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Rich Energy, the main sponsor of Formula 1 race team Haas, has lost a claim for copyright infringement against Whyte Bikes, a UK mountain bike manufacturer.

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In a move that many observers will see as a victory against the increasing ‘stealth’ privatisation of the NHS, healthcare provider Circle is set to lose its contract to the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, despite taking legal action to get the decision changed.

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A recent judgement at the High Court in London has seen the Post Office being ordered to pay over £5 million in legal costs resulting from its ongoing legal dispute with former Post Office workers.

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London’s Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge in a recent libel claim had ‘seriously transgressed’ the fundamental principle of neutrality and had ‘bullied’ a Litigant in Person (‘LIP’) whilst they were giving evidence at trial.

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Commercial layers and economists from a number of European nations have recently signed an open letter urging caution with regard to proposed reforms in the current EU laws governing competition.

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  • Despite facing criticism from the legal profession since they were updated in the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations in 2013, forthcoming updates to Damages Based Agreements (‘DBA’) are set to make this model of funding for civil litigation claims far more attractive. DBA’s are a type of contingency fee whereby a solicitor or barrister receives a portion (usually a percentage) of their Clients damages in the event of a legal action successfully concluding. This percentage deduction varies depending on the type of claim, and in addition law firms may also claim back disbursements they have incurred in running the case. The updates to the DBA regulations were recently outlined by Sir Rupert Jackson, a former Lord Justice whose name became synonymous with the massive changes to the legal landscape that resulted from April 2013’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (‘LASPO’) –... Read More

  • Reigning European Cup champions and current runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool FC have failed in their bid to register the word ‘Liverpool’ as part of their wider marketing activities. The iconic club, founded in 1892 and with a fan base of millions throughout the world, had made it clear that they only wanted to register ‘Liverpool’ in the context of football-related activity. The Anfield-based club stated that its application was driven by a desire to protect fans from traders selling unauthorised products bearing the club’s name. However, a recent decision by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has refused their application. Even though other clubs such as Chelsea FC have registered place name trademarks for similar football-related commercial usage, the ICO said that in comparison to their Premier League rivals, the ‘geographical significance’ of Liverpool as a city was far more significant... Read More

  • Three senior managers from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operators of the Fukushima power plant involved in 2011’s nuclear disaster, have been acquitted of professional negligence charges following a high-profile trial in Japan. The three men - Sakae Muto, 69; Tsunehisa Katsumata, 79; and Ichiro Takekuro, 73 - were accused of professional negligence resulting in death and injury for failing to act on information about the risks from a major tsunami. In their defence, they argued that the data available to them at the time was unreliable. Had they been convicted, the three would have faced up to five years in prison. So far, there’s has been the only criminal trial stemming from the disaster. The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 was the largest since Chernobyl in 1986, and whilst there were no deaths from direct radiation exposure in the immediate... Read More