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Month: February 2022


NFTs and fraud: What to look out for and what you can do if you are scammed

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the new hot topic in the crypto space, with global NFT sales passing the $4billion mark at the beginning of 2022. Of course, with so much money at stake in an industry that has little to no regulation by design, it was only a matter of time before fraudsters began taking…

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Suspending a bankrupt’s automatic discharge from bankruptcy

What is a discharge from bankruptcy? A discharge from bankruptcy is a statutory process which frees a bankrupt from:- the restrictions and disabilities of bankruptcy; and most of their bankruptcy debts. A bankrupt is usually automatically discharged from bankruptcy on the 12-month anniversary of being made bankrupt. Once discharged from bankruptcy, a debtor generally has no further liability for their bankruptcy debts under section 281 of the Insolvency…

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Lexis Nexis Interview: Trade secrets, breach of confidence and conspiracy

Adham Harker of Brett Wilson LLP is interviewed about the decision in Salt Ship Design AS v Prysmian Powerlink SRL [2021] EWHC 2633 (Comm). Introduction The High Court has upheld a claim for breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy in this case which involved a design document being misused by a third party, after…

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Partygate: There was no good legal reason to redact Sue Gray’s report

In recent weeks, senior civil servant Sue Gray has been cast into the political and legal limelight. In December Ms Gray (SG) was tasked with investigating suspected breaches of covid regulations which took place at No 10 Downing Street in 2020-2021.  We now know there were 16 gatherings during this period, held either at No…

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Defamed in the workplace: a guide to recent caselaw

Three cases heard in the past year in the High Court  – George v Cannell  [2021] EWHC 2988 (QB), Parris v Ajayi [2021] EWHC 285 (QB) and Kostakopolou v University of Warwick and others [2021] EWHC 3454 (QB) – have raised some of the difficulties confronting claimants who wish to bring a defamation claim in relation…

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T v T: the interplay between pensions and divorce

The recent case of T v T [2021] EWFC B67 highlights the importance of getting expert advice when it comes to dealing with your pension pot in a divorce. Had the parties in this case sought such advice, nearly £300,000 in legal fees could have been spared. In this article, we will take a look…

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In defence of privacy and the judiciary: the fall-out from HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson tries to unpick some of the misreporting following the Court of Appeal’s decision in HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1810   Here we are again.  The press doesn’t like us having private lives and the government doesn’t like judges making decisions it disagrees…

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What is required for a harassment by publication claim to succeed?

In Sube & Anor v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 1125, Mr Justice Warby (as he then was) distilled several points that had arisen from the limited number of authorities that have addressed claims for harassment by publication to the world at large (hereinafter simply referred to as ‘harassment by…

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