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UK: Losing the right to affirm a contract - A new approach to repudiatory breaches?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2016

This recent decision from the Court of Appeal raises several important issues surrounding termination of contracts, relevant to all sectors. The


A provision, criterion or practice operated by employers may not always be discriminatory
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

XC Trains v D (EAT) This case confirmed that a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) operated by employers, may not be discriminatory if it is a


Patents: invalidity for obviousness
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2016

The Court of Appeal has held that two drug formulation patents were invalid for obviousness. To be a valid European patent, an invention


Patents: jurisdiction over infringement where validity challenged
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • September 6 2016

The High Court has held it had no jurisdiction over a claim for infringement of a German European patent made in an action for infringement of the UK


Patents: threats before patent issued
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2016

The High Court has held that threats made in relation to a patent application were capable of justification, and that the trial of the threats issue


Home Office has broad powers to revoke Tier 2 Sponsor Licences
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

This case confirmed that the Home Office was entitled to revoke a Tier 2 sponsor licence where an employer had not complied with its record-keeping


Injunction to enforce restrictive covenant refused where intentionally timed to injure
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

This serves as a reminder that even where a restrictive covenant is lawful and reasonable, an injunction to enforce it may be refused where action is


Victims of discrimination can bring claims directly against work placement providers
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

This case confirms that where discrimination is suffered during work placements, university students may bring Employment Tribunal claims directly


Employee fairly dismissed for failure to disclose relationship with sex offender
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

The CA confirmed that a head teacher had been fairly dismissed for gross misconduct where she had failed to notify her school's governing body of her


Patents: injunctive relief for threatened infringement
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2016

The High Court held that any future patent infringement in a quia timet action would be de minimis, and that to grant an injunction would be both