Private Virtue and Public Goods

Historically, the virtue underpinning commercial law has been the ability of the parties to a contract to agree and enforce payment for the value of goods and services...

Goldscheider v Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation (2019) EWCA Civ 711

This is a landmark case on the control of noise at work in music and entertainment. The Association of British Orchestras, Society of London Theatre, and UK Theatre Association expressed concern about the wider ramifications of this appeal for ‘all music making in the UK – concerts, theatres, schools, the lot’.

Drones, Airprox, and the Regulatory Environment: Cause for Concern?

After Britain’s busiest airport grounded flights for almost an hour in response to a suspected drone sighting (“the Heathrow shutdown”), it was fairly reported that: ‘The latest incident will raise further concerns about why detection and blocking devices...

Spi North Limited v Swiss Post International (UK) Ltd and Asendia UK Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 7 – no duty on corporate defendant to make ‘reasonable enquiries’ before putting claimant to proof

When a defendant is unable to admit or deny an allegation in the particulars of claim, is it required to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before pleading the same under CPR, r16.5(1)(b)?

Joint Tortfeasorship in IPR claims – Still a “Grenade” in the Tail for Directors?

In a decision handed down in 2016 – Grenade (UK) Ltd. Grenade Energy Ltd. & another [2016] EWHC 877 (IPEC) – HHJ Hacon considered the position of the directors in ‘one-man’ companies...