Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
With or Without EU:  A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

With or Without EU: A Re-United Kingdom on IP Rights?

19 September 2018

Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU on 26 June 2016, the intellectual property (“IP”) regime has been faced with a period of legal uncertainty. Many questions have arisen...

Author: Shannon Gawley
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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A common mistake to make: update on the remedy of rectification of mistakes in contracts

A common mistake to make: update on the remedy of rectification of mistakes in contracts

18 September 2018

In contracts, as in life, people often think that they have agreed one thing when, in fact, the contract reflects that they have agreed something else entirely. This can lead...

Author: Helen Boyle
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A

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A new EU copyright law? One does not simply change the EU Copyright Directive!

A new EU copyright law? One does not simply change the EU Copyright Directive!

14 September 2018

EU lawmakers have voted to pass controversial copyright reform proposals that could change how internet companies treat uploaded content from users. Peter Lamont, a solicitor in the...

Author: Peter Lamont
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit

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(Pay)Day of Reckoning for Wonga

(Pay)Day of Reckoning for Wonga

10 September 2018

The news that payday lender Wonga has entered administration may not come as a surprise to those who have followed the recent performance of the company. It suffered a rocky...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Article 2 Inquest or not Article 2 Inquest – that is the question

Article 2 Inquest or not Article 2 Inquest – that is the question

10 September 2018

Background The Inquest touched on the death of Mrs Kathleen Parkinson, at the age of 91, in the A&E Department of Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford on 9th...

Author: Francesca Lowry
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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Fact-finding: the importance of contemporaneous notes

Fact-finding: the importance of contemporaneous notes

05 September 2018

Lord Justice Ryder and Lord Justice Sales dismissed the Claimant’s Appeal against the order of The Honourable Mr Justice Nicol who had dismissed the Claimant’s claim for damages for medical...

Author: Anna Haines-Smyth
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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​Dr Bawa-Garba Court of Appeal Decision: Impact on the medical profession?

​Dr Bawa-Garba Court of Appeal Decision: Impact on the medical profession?

03 September 2018

BackgroundAs we all now know, Dr Bawa-Garba was a junior doctor specialising in paediatrics at Leicester Royal Infirmary in February 2011, when she treated Jack Adcock, aged six, prior to...

Author: Rachael McAdorey
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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The House doesn't always win!

The House doesn't always win!

29 August 2018

The Supreme Court rarely sullies itself with matters relating to gambling, casinos and the like, however this was the backdrop to the case of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA –v-...

Author: Kirsten Magee
Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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​It’s not only the big boys who can benefit from Insolvency and Restructuring advice

​It’s not only the big boys who can benefit from Insolvency and Restructuring advice

21 August 2018

In recent weeks and months it has been larger household names that have been in the news with their finances under the scrutiny of the news and media. Just a...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Insolvency and Restructuring

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Force India enters Adminstration with reported debts of in excess of £100 million

Force India enters Adminstration with reported debts of in excess of £100 million

30 July 2018

Estaban Ochon finished 13th in the Hungarian Grand Prix for team Force India which entered Administration last week with estimated reported debts of in excess of £100 Million. Will this...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Insolvency and Restructuring

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