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Reasonableness of Restraints of Trade: 'Non-Contractual' Intentions Are Relevant

United Kingdom - December 9 2021 In Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd [2021] UKSC 32, the Supreme Court held that a six-year restraint of trade provision in a non-disclosure…

Christopher Walter, Louise Freeman, Alan Kenny, Mark Welch

UK Consumer Class Actions: Door Open or Door Closed?

United Kingdom - December 6 2021 On 10 November 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of Google in a landmark judgment against an attempt by a single claimant, Mr Richard Lloyd…

Lisa Peets, Fredericka Argent, Daniel P. Cooper, Louise Freeman, Rosie Klement, Greg Lascelles, Mark Young

UK Competition Appeal Tribunal adds a hurdle to reliance on the pass-on defence

United Kingdom - May 26 2021 The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) has made it more difficult for defendants in follow-on competition damages claims to plead that a claimant…

Louise Freeman, Alan Kenny

UK Court Rules on Copyright over Software Developed Whilst Working at Home

United Kingdom - April 20 2021 In Penhallurick v MD5 Ltd [2021] EWHC 293 (IPEC) the Court held that the copyright in various literary works relating to software Mr. Penhallurick…

Christopher Walter, Louise Freeman, Alan Kenny, Mark Welch

2020 in Financial Services

European Union, United Kingdom - February 26 2021 Despite the challenges faced in 2020 and notwithstanding the difficulties of working from home, the UK Courts continued to operate with trials…

John Ahern, Eddy Eccles, Jonathan Heath, Greg Lascelles, Thomas Reilly