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Artificial Intelligence in the UK: ready, willing and able?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2018

A panel from the 'House of Lords', the second chamber of the UK parliament, has recently released its report on AI titled, AI in the UK: ready


UPC (Immunities and Privileges) Order set to be approved by the House of Lords
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2017

Yesterday afternoon a Grand Committee of the House of Lords unanimously welcomed the draft Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order


'Any' breach does not always mean 'any' breach: debenhams finds out why
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2010

What's a working definition of a contract nightmare?


Can expatriate workers make tribunal claims?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2010

In Ministry of Defence v Wallis and another the EAT considered the rights of wives of service personnel who work for schools attached to overseas military bases, who were dismissed when their husbands' service came to an end


Protection from Harassment Act 1997: workplace harassment claim must be 'extraordinary' to succeed
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2010

In Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd the Court of Appeal considered what an employee must prove in order to succeed with a workplace harassment claim brought not under the anti-discrimination legislation but under the 1997 Act


Fixed-term contractsjurisdiction: employees who have never worked in the UK may still claim
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2010

In the recent case of Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the Court of Appeal has considerably widened the scope for those working abroad to bring claims in Employment Tribunals in the UK


No time limits for bringing a claim to the ownership of musical copyright
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 14 2009

The House of Lords (“HoL”) overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal (“CoA”) (2008 Bus LR 1123) and reinstated the decision of the lower court, holding that mere passage of time cannot, in English law, debar claims to an ownership interest in copyright


EU decision on anti-suit injunction
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • November 24 2009

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has decided that the court of one Member State does not have jurisdiction to issue an order restraining a party from commencing or continuing legal proceedings (an anti-suit injunction) before the court of another Member State on the grounds that those proceedings would be contrary to an arbitration agreement


Transition of the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2009

On 1 October 2009, the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords transferred to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom


English Patents Court holds long-wear contact lens patent invalid for insufficiency in Novartis AG & Others v Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited & Others
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • October 13 2009

In Novartis AG & Others v Johnson &Johnson Medical Limited & Others (2009EWHC 2029) the English Patents Court found that Johnson & Johnson’s product infringed the Patent, but that the Patent was invalid due to insufficiency