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“Dishonesty at its highest level and gravity” - when solicitors commit offences against client estates
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2017

This blog post will consider a number of recent cases in England where solicitors have been convicted of offences or struck off the register for


The European Court of Justice renders its opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement: investment chapter is not within EU’s exclusive competence
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

On 16 May, 2017 the European Court of Justice (the Court) rendered its Opinion on the competence of the European Union to conclude the Free Trade


Court of Appeal decision reiterates need for care when settling with one of a number of defendants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant who settled a conspiracy claim against one defendant by recording the terms in a consent order, which


Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick 'n' mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

The Digital Economy Act (the "Act") finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced


Court of Appeal foils Kit Kat on acquired distinctiveness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

In the latest instalment of a ten year battle to register the shape of the Kit Kat bar as a UK trade mark, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Nestlé's


British Airways - court finds in favour of trustees' actions on all substantive counts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

The High Court has today dismissed on all substantive counts the action brought by British Airways against The Trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme


Grants of planning permission against officer recommendation - managing the legal risk
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

The Court of Appeal has recently upheld challenges in two cases where planning permission was granted by planning committee against officer


Ilott v The Blue Cross and others - testamentary freedom and financial provision for family members around the common law world
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 18 2017

On 25 April 2017 Richard Norridge, Joanna Caen and Gareth Keillor delivered a webinar on the state of the law relating to testamentary freedom and


The unintended consequences of insurance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2017

Last week, the UK's Supreme Court gave a decision by the closest of margins (3 to 2) which will have significant implications for Middle East


Excessive pricing practices in pharmaceutical sector increasingly under the spotlight at EU and national level
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 16 2017

On 15 May 2017 the EU Commission announced that it has opened a formal investigation into the pricing practices of South African pharmaceutical