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Archive for the ‘Litigation’ Category

Litigation v/s Arbitration – what does this mean for your business?

In 2011, Suzuki Motor Corporation commenced arbitration proceedings in London with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, in order to compel Volkswagen AG to dispose of its Suzuki shares to Suzuki or Suzuki's designated third party. It was only last year that Suzuki and Volkswagen finally came to a settlement after working its way through the International Court of Arbitration in London (I...

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The Rise of Intellectual Property Disputes

The digital arena poses numerous issues for entrepreneurs and protection of their innovations and ideas. Globalisation and the speed that the information is published over the Internet helps to spread ideas worldwide within minutes. However, it also poses a serious threat to the rights of inventors. In the world of social media, we need to be aware that uploading photos, pictures designs, music...

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How Will 3D Printing Affect Intellectual Property Rights?

There is no doubt that intellectual property right holders and businesses will face disruption as regular people gain access to powerful tools of design and production, away from regulation and control. However, whilst rights owners will be concerned about the challenges 3D printing raises, as is often the case, with new technology ...

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Damages Based Agreements – An Alternative to Funding Your Claim

Damages Based Agreements, or DBAs, are a type of “no win, no fee” arrangement between a solicitor and client. DBAs are now permitted for commercial disputes in England since April 2013. Under a DBA, the client agrees to pay the solicitor a percentage of the sums recovered from the losing party in a claim. The solicitor is therefore rewarded based on achieving success in the case. This is in ...

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Fines For Using Mobile Phone While Driving To Double

The popularity of social media has had a significant increase on our mobile phone usage and this is noticeable with increased number of road traffic offences and serious accidents occurring in the UK. Motorists often forget about the dangers that they pose while being distracted by their mobile phones and that they are a ...

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Flight Compensation Claims

Delayed flight? Know your rights We would have expected that the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Tui & Others v CAA, which confirmed the applicability of compensation for passengers, would make flight compensation claims a straightforward process. Unfortunately, airlines either misinform their costumers that they are not entitled to com...

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What is Mediation?

Mediation can conclude disputes quickly and in general, most people who try it feel that it offers good value for money. This makes the process streamlined and efficient and often results in a fair agreement for everyone. If you have a commercial or civil litigation dispute, proceeding through the court system may not always ...

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Flight Delay & Cancellation Compensation Claims

As a result of a Supreme Court ruling under EU rule 261/2004, passengers who have had to experience the stress, inconvenience and chaos caused by flight delay or cancellation are entitled to claim compensation against the airlines responsible. Approximately 2.3 million passengers each year are delayed due to aircraft faults resulting in cancellations and overbooking. Regulation 261/2004 was cre...

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