Court of Appeal provides useful guidance on the 
test for remoteness 
of damages for 
breach of contract | Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP

Legal Briefing

Generally speaking, a two-step procedure will be adopted in determining what damages will arise from a breach of contract. First, the courts will need to consider what loss has been suffered. Secondly, they will consider whether 
any of those losses suffered are too 
remote to be recoverable. It is this second test of ‘remoteness’ that …

Scottish employment law: small but significant differences can be a trap for the unwary | Brodies

Legal Briefing

Scotland has always prided itself on having its own legal system, distinct from the rest of the UK and based on a unique combination of influences and precedents. In employment law specifically the differences are fewer – largely because 
so many of the rules are statutory in nature – but key differences still exist. It …

Getting the breaks | Falcon Chambers

Legal Briefing

In the context of any company restructuring or reorganisation, the presence of a break clause in one of the company’s leases is a valuable thing indeed. This will enable the tenant to move out of unwanted or over rented space. At the very least, if the premises are over rented, the presence of a break …

Product liability and dietary supplements | Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Legal Briefing

The market for dietary supplements in 2012 was estimated to be worth approximately £385m in the UK alone and is worth billions of dollars globally.1 Sarah Croft, of Shook Hardy & Bacon International, assesses the regulatory environment for these products in Europe and the UK and considers the product liability issues for 
this sector.


Revisiting Bartoline | Macfarlanes

Legal Briefing

The decision in Bartoline v Royal Sun Alliance [2006] has some commentators arguing that the door has effectively been shut on recovering environmental liabilities under public liability (PL) policies. This article examines whether this is true; it looks at the legal principles in Bartoline, its impact on the environmental insurance market and the likely future …

IPR enforcement on the internet: some useful guidelines | Rouse

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Most established brand owners have long been savvy at intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement when they find their intellectual property rights (IPR) infringed, whether it’s through unauthorised use of their trade marks or infringement of their copyright or design rights. 


Rent in administration proceedings: a headache for landlords | Druces LLP

Legal Briefing

An important area of insolvency law – the liability of a company in administration to pay the rent under the lease of its premises – which until recently had been relatively clear and straight forward, is currently in an unsatisfactory state. This was not always the case, as, until quite recently, landlords and administrators could …